Archive for Cloud Computing

The Stack Behind Netflix Scaling

As we research and dig deeper into scaling, we keep running into Netflix. They are very public with their stories. This post is a round up that we put together with Bryan’s help. We collected info from all over the internet. If you’d like to reach out with more info, we’ll append this post. Otherwise, […] Read more

Scaling CloudFlare’s Massive WAF

CloudFlare wants to provide a WAF to a very large number of customers. To do so meant two things: being compatible with the existing mod_security WAF so that we could leverage existing rulesets and allow people familiar with mod_security (both CloudFlare people and customers) to write new rules. Read more

Building a Cloud Benchmarking System

Jason has built an amazing test harness that is very extensible. He can quickly benchmark cloud instances and add more. Lots of lessons here and potentially rolling your own or using his data. Read more

Utilizing GPUs in The Cloud

HPC, or High Performance Computing, is an area of research all about having more powerful computers. Increasingly we’re seeing more and more computing power available on-demand in the cloud, and one interesting development in this area is the usage of GPUs – Graphics Processing Units – in servers. Read more

The Making of OnMetal

At MaxCDN, we buy a lot of metal. We are obsessed with speed and our philosophy is that being as least abstracted as possible is best. While it's not the first bare metal provisioning platform, I'm excited about how it's architected, how transparent it is and to see future iterations. Read more