Priocept has recently been working side-by-side with two alternative cloud computing service providers: Rackspace and Amazon AWS. This gave us a great opportunity to compare the details of both providers. On both projects the software platform was based around Magnolia, a Java based CMS.
Priocept has recently been implementing and evaluating CloudFlare, a CDN service. We thought we would write up our findings for the benefit of other prospective CloudFlare users.
Enterprise content-managed websites need bi-directional content transfers on a regular basis. Here we explain why, and how to achieve this, a task which involves content editors, IT operations, and software development teams.
Here is the video of the seminar we gave recently at Internet World 2011 on the Content Platform we built for TUI Travel.
The Twitter Engineering team (@twittereng) has just achieved an impressive 3x performance improvement for Twitter search queries, largely, it seems, by replacing Ruby-on-Rails web applications with new applications built on Java, coupled with a switch from MySQL to Lucene for the data store.
Earlier this week, thousands of Vodafone customers around the south of England lost mobile service (calls, SMS, data). The cause? Theft of equipment at one of Vodafone's operations centres in Basingstoke. It appears that Vodafone has or had a single point of failure (often referred to as 'SPOF') in its infrastructure, surprising, since SPOF is usually one of the first aspects of a complex system to be identified and removed/mitigated.