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Architecting for Scale

Architecting for Scale Author Lee Atchison
ISBN-10 9781491943410
Release 2016-07-11
Pages 230
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Every day, companies struggle to scale critical applications. As traffic volume and data demands increase, these applications become more complicated and brittle, exposing risks and compromising availability. This practical guide shows IT, devops, and system reliability managers how to prevent an application from becoming slow, inconsistent, or downright unavailable as it grows. Scaling isn’t just about handling more users; it’s also about managing risk and ensuring availability. Author Lee Atchison provides basic techniques for building applications that can handle huge quantities of traffic, data, and demand without affecting the quality your customers expect. In five parts, this book explores: Availability: learn techniques for building highly available applications, and for tracking and improving availability going forward Risk management: identify, mitigate, and manage risks in your application, test your recovery/disaster plans, and build out systems that contain fewer risks Services and microservices: understand the value of services for building complicated applications that need to operate at higher scale Scaling applications: assign services to specific teams, label the criticalness of each service, and devise failure scenarios and recovery plans Cloud services: understand the structure of cloud-based services, resource allocation, and service distribution



Architecting for Scale

Architecting for Scale Author Lee Atchison
ISBN-10 9781491943427
Release 2016-07-11
Pages 230
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Every day, companies struggle to scale critical applications. As traffic volume and data demands increase, these applications become more complicated and brittle, exposing risks and compromising availability. This practical guide shows IT, devops, and system reliability managers how to prevent an application from becoming slow, inconsistent, or downright unavailable as it grows. Scaling isn’t just about handling more users; it’s also about managing risk and ensuring availability. Author Lee Atchison provides basic techniques for building applications that can handle huge quantities of traffic, data, and demand without affecting the quality your customers expect. In five parts, this book explores: Availability: learn techniques for building highly available applications, and for tracking and improving availability going forward Risk management: identify, mitigate, and manage risks in your application, test your recovery/disaster plans, and build out systems that contain fewer risks Services and microservices: understand the value of services for building complicated applications that need to operate at higher scale Scaling applications: assign services to specific teams, label the criticalness of each service, and devise failure scenarios and recovery plans Cloud services: understand the structure of cloud-based services, resource allocation, and service distribution



High Availability and Disaster Recovery

High Availability and Disaster Recovery Author Klaus Schmidt
ISBN-10 9783540345824
Release 2006-09-02
Pages 410
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Companies and institutions depend more than ever on the availability of their Information Technology, and most mission critical business processes are IT-based. Business Continuity is the ability to do business under any circumstances and is an essential requirement faced by modern companies. Both concepts - High Availability and Disaster Recovery - are realized by redundant systems. This book presents requirements, concepts, and realizations of redundant systems on all abstraction levels, and all given examples refer to UNIX and Linux Systems.



Load Balancing Servers Firewalls and Caches

Load Balancing Servers  Firewalls  and Caches Author Chandra Kopparapu
ISBN-10 9780471421283
Release 2002-10-15
Pages 224
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From an industry insider--a close look at high-performance, end-to-end switching solutions Load balancers are fast becoming an indispensable solution for handling the huge traffic demands of the Web. Their ability to solve a multitude of network and server bottlenecks in the Internet age ranges from dramatic improvements in server farm scalability to removing the firewall as a network bottleneck. This book provides a detailed, up-to-date, technical discussion of this fast-growing, multibillion dollar market, covering the full spectrum of topics--from server and firewall load balancing to transparent cache switching to global server load balancing. In the process, the author delivers insight into the way new technologies are deployed in network infrastructure and how they work. Written by an industry expert who hails from a leading Web switch vendor, this book will help network and server administrators improve the scalability, availability, manageability, and security of their servers, firewalls, caches, and Web sites.



Cloud Native Infrastructure

Cloud Native Infrastructure Author Justin Garrison
ISBN-10 9781491984277
Release 2017-10-25
Pages 160
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Cloud native infrastructure is more than servers, network, and storage in the cloud—it is as much about operational hygiene as it is about elasticity and scalability. In this book, you’ll learn practices, patterns, and requirements for creating infrastructure that meets your needs, capable of managing the full life cycle of cloud native applications. Justin Garrison and Kris Nova reveal hard-earned lessons on architecting infrastructure from companies such as Google, Amazon, and Netflix. They draw inspiration from projects adopted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and provide examples of patterns seen in existing tools such as Kubernetes. With this book, you will: Understand why cloud native infrastructure is necessary to effectively run cloud native applications Use guidelines to decide when—and if—your business should adopt cloud native practices Learn patterns for deploying and managing infrastructure and applications Design tests to prove that your infrastructure works as intended, even in a variety of edge cases Learn how to secure infrastructure with policy as code



Production Ready Microservices

Production Ready Microservices Author Susan J. Fowler
ISBN-10 9781491965948
Release 2016-11-30
Pages 172
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One of the biggest challenges for organizations that have adopted microservice architecture is the lack of architectural, operational, and organizational standardization. After splitting a monolithic application or building a microservice ecosystem from scratch, many engineers are left wondering what’s next. In this practical book, author Susan Fowler presents a set of microservice standards in depth, drawing from her experience standardizing over a thousand microservices at Uber. You’ll learn how to design microservices that are stable, reliable, scalable, fault tolerant, performant, monitored, documented, and prepared for any catastrophe. Explore production-readiness standards, including: Stability and Reliability: develop, deploy, introduce, and deprecate microservices; protect against dependency failures Scalability and Performance: learn essential components for achieving greater microservice efficiency Fault Tolerance and Catastrophe Preparedness: ensure availability by actively pushing microservices to fail in real time Monitoring: learn how to monitor, log, and display key metrics; establish alerting and on-call procedures Documentation and Understanding: mitigate tradeoffs that come with microservice adoption, including organizational sprawl and technical debt



97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know

97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know Author Barbee Davis
ISBN-10 9781449379568
Release 2009-08-13
Pages 252
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If the projects you manage don't go as smoothly as you'd like, 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know offers knowledge that's priceless, gained through years of trial and error. This illuminating book contains 97 short and extremely practical tips -- whether you're dealing with software or non-IT projects -- from some of the world's most experienced project managers and software developers. You'll learn how these professionals have dealt with everything from managing teams to handling project stakeholders to runaway meetings and more. While this book highlights software projects, its wise axioms contain project management principles applicable to projects of all types in any industry. You can read the book end to end or browse to find topics that are of particular relevance to you. 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know is both a useful reference and a source of inspiration. Among the 97 practical tips: "Clever Code Is Hard to Maintain...and Maintenance Is Everything" -- David Wood, Partner, Zepheira "Every Project Manager Is a Contract Administrator" -- Fabio Teixeira de Melo, Planning Manager, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht "Can Earned Value and Velocity Coexist on Reports?" -- Barbee Davis, President, Davis Consulting "How Do You Define 'Finished'"? -- Brian Sam-Bodden, author, software architect "The Best People to Create the Estimates Are the Ones Who Do the Work" -- Joe Zenevitch, Senior Project Manager, ThoughtWorks "How to Spot a Good IT Developer" -- James Graham, independent management consultant "One Deliverable, One Person" -- Alan Greenblatt, CEO, Sciova



Applied Akka Patterns

Applied Akka Patterns Author Michael Nash
ISBN-10 9781491934838
Release 2016-12-12
Pages 198
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When it comes to big data processing, we can no longer ignore concurrency or try to add it in after the fact. Fortunately, the solution is not a new paradigm of development, but rather an old one. With this hands-on guide, Java and Scala developers will learn how to embrace concurrent and distributed applications with the open source Akka toolkit. You’ll learn how to put the actor model and its associated patterns to immediate and practical use. Throughout the book, you’ll deal with an analogous workforce problem: how to schedule a group of people across a variety of projects while optimizing their time and skillsets. This example will help you understand how Akka uses actors, streams, and other tools to stitch your application together. Model software that reflects the real world with domain-driven design Learn principles and practices for implementing individual actors Unlock the real potential of Akka with patterns for combining multiple actors Understand the consistency tradeoffs in a distributed system Use several Akka methods for isolating and dealing with failures Explore ways to build systems that support availability and scalability Tune your Akka application for performance with JVM tools and dispatchers



Infrastructure as Code

Infrastructure as Code Author Kief Morris
ISBN-10 9781491924396
Release 2016-06-09
Pages 362
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Virtualization, cloud, containers, server automation, and software-defined networking are meant to simplify IT operations. But many organizations adopting these technologies have found that it only leads to a faster-growing sprawl of unmanageable systems. This is where infrastructure as code can help. With this practical guide, author Kief Morris of ThoughtWorks shows you how to effectively use principles, practices, and patterns pioneered through the DevOps movement to manage cloud age infrastructure. Ideal for system administrators, infrastructure engineers, team leads, and architects, this book demonstrates various tools, techniques, and patterns you can use to implement infrastructure as code. In three parts, you’ll learn about the platforms and tooling involved in creating and configuring infrastructure elements, patterns for using these tools, and practices for making infrastructure as code work in your environment. Examine the pitfalls that organizations fall into when adopting the new generation of infrastructure technologies Understand the capabilities and service models of dynamic infrastructure platforms Learn about tools that provide, provision, and configure core infrastructure resources Explore services and tools for managing a dynamic infrastructure Learn specific patterns and practices for provisioning servers, building server templates, and updating running servers



Microservice Architecture

Microservice Architecture Author Irakli Nadareishvili
ISBN-10 9781491956342
Release 2016-07-18
Pages 146
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Microservices can have a positive impact on your enterprise—just ask Amazon and Netflix—but you can fall into many traps if you don’t approach them in the right way. This practical guide covers the entire microservices landscape, including the principles, technologies, and methodologies of this unique, modular style of system building. You’ll learn about the experiences of organizations around the globe that have successfully adopted microservices. In three parts, this book explains how these services work and what it means to build an application the Microservices Way. You’ll explore a design-based approach to microservice architecture with guidance for implementing various elements. And you’ll get a set of recipes and practices for meeting practical, organizational, and cultural challenges to microservice adoption. Learn how microservices can help you drive business objectives Examine the principles, practices, and culture that define microservice architectures Explore a model for creating complex systems and a design process for building a microservice architecture Learn the fundamental design concepts for individual microservices Delve into the operational elements of a microservices architecture, including containers and service discovery Discover how to handle the challenges of introducing microservice architecture in your organization



Architecting High Performing Scalable and Available Enterprise Web Applications

Architecting High Performing  Scalable and Available Enterprise Web Applications Author Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar
ISBN-10 9780128025284
Release 2014-10-29
Pages 288
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Architecting High Performing, Scalable and Available Enterprise Web Applications provides in-depth insights into techniques for achieving desired scalability, availability and performance quality goals for enterprise web applications. The book provides an integrated 360-degree view of achieving and maintaining these attributes through practical, proven patterns, novel models, best practices, performance strategies, and continuous improvement methodologies and case studies. The author shares his years of experience in application security, enterprise application testing, caching techniques, production operations and maintenance, and efficient project management techniques. Delivers holistic view of scalability, availability and security, caching, testing and project management Includes patterns and frameworks that are illustrated with end-to-end case studies Offers tips and troubleshooting methods for enterprise application testing, security, caching, production operations and project management Exploration of synergies between techniques and methodologies to achieve end-to-end availability, scalability, performance and security quality attributes 360-degree viewpoint approach for achieving overall quality Practitioner viewpoint on proven patterns, techniques, methodologies, models and best practices. Bulleted summary and tabular representation of concepts for effective understanding Production operations and troubleshooting tips



The Java EE 6 Tutorial

The Java EE 6 Tutorial Author Eric Jendrock
ISBN-10 9780137084333
Release 2013-01-07
Pages 560
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The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Advanced Topics, Fourth Edition, is a task-oriented, example-driven guide to developing enterprise applications for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6). Written by members of the Java EE 6 documentation team at Oracle, this book provides new and intermediate Java programmers with a deep understanding of the platform. This guide–which builds on the concepts introduced in The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts, Fourth Edition–contains advanced material, including detailed introductions to more complex platform features and instructions for using the latest version of the NetBeans IDE and the GlassFish Server, Open Source Edition. This book introduces the Java Message Service (JMS) API and Java EE Interceptors. It also describes advanced features of JavaServer Faces, Servlets, JAX-RS, Enterprise JavaBeans components, the Java Persistence API, Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform, web and enterprise application security, and Bean Validation. The book culminates with three new case studies that illustrate the use of multiple Java EE 6 APIs.



Infrastructure as Code IAC Cookbook

Infrastructure as Code  IAC  Cookbook Author Stephane Jourdan
ISBN-10 9781786461292
Release 2017-02-17
Pages 440
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Over 90 practical, actionable recipes to automate, test, and manage your infrastructure quickly and effectively About This Book Bring down your delivery timeline from days to hours by treating your server configurations and VMs as code, just like you would with software code. Take your existing knowledge and skill set with your existing tools (Puppet, Chef, or Docker) to the next level and solve IT infrastructure challenges. Use practical recipes to use code to provision and deploy servers and applications and have greater control of your infrastructure. Who This Book Is For This book is for DevOps engineers and developers working in cross-functional teams or operations and would now switch to IAC to manage complex infrastructures. What You Will Learn Provision local and remote development environments with Vagrant Automate production infrastructures with Terraform, Ansible and Cloud-init on AWS, OpenStack, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean, and more Manage and test automated systems using Chef and Puppet Build, ship, and debug optimized Docker containers Explore the best practices to automate and test everything from cloud infrastructures to operating system configuration In Detail Infrastructure as Code (IAC) is a key aspect of the DevOps movement, and this book will show you how to transform the way you work with your infrastructure—by treating it as software. This book is dedicated to helping you discover the essentials of infrastructure automation and its related practices; the over 90 organized practical solutions will demonstrate how to work with some of the very best tools and cloud solutions. You will learn how to deploy repeatable infrastructures and services on AWS, OpenStack, Google Cloud, and Digital Ocean. You will see both Ansible and Terraform in action, manipulate the best bits from cloud-init to easily bootstrap instances, and simulate consistent environments locally or remotely using Vagrant. You will discover how to automate and test a range of system tasks using Chef or Puppet. You will also build, test, and debug various Docker containers having developers' interests in mind. This book will help you to use the right tools, techniques, and approaches to deliver working solutions for today's modern infrastructure challenges. Style and approach This is a recipe-based book that allows you to venture into some of the most cutting-edge practices and techniques about IAC and solve immediate problems when trying to implement them.



The Art of Capacity Planning

The Art of Capacity Planning Author John Allspaw
ISBN-10 9780596551834
Release 2008-09-23
Pages 156
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Success on the web is measured by usage and growth. Web-based companies live or die by the ability to scale their infrastructure to accommodate increasing demand. This book is a hands-on and practical guide to planning for such growth, with many techniques and considerations to help you plan, deploy, and manage web application infrastructure. The Art of Capacity Planning is written by the manager of data operations for the world-famous photo-sharing site Flickr.com, now owned by Yahoo! John Allspaw combines personal anecdotes from many phases of Flickr's growth with insights from his colleagues in many other industries to give you solid guidelines for measuring your growth, predicting trends, and making cost-effective preparations. Topics include: Evaluating tools for measurement and deployment Capacity analysis and prediction for storage, database, and application servers Designing architectures to easily add and measure capacity Handling sudden spikes Predicting exponential and explosive growth How cloud services such as EC2 can fit into a capacity strategy In this book, Allspaw draws on years of valuable experience, starting from the days when Flickr was relatively small and had to deal with the typical growth pains and cost/performance trade-offs of a typical company with a Web presence. The advice he offers in The Art of Capacity Planning will not only help you prepare for explosive growth, it will save you tons of grief.



Kafka The Definitive Guide

Kafka  The Definitive Guide Author Neha Narkhede
ISBN-10 9781491936115
Release 2017-08-31
Pages 322
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Every enterprise application creates data, whether it’s log messages, metrics, user activity, outgoing messages, or something else. And how to move all of this data becomes nearly as important as the data itself. If you’re an application architect, developer, or production engineer new to Apache Kafka, this practical guide shows you how to use this open source streaming platform to handle real-time data feeds. Engineers from Confluent and LinkedIn who are responsible for developing Kafka explain how to deploy production Kafka clusters, write reliable event-driven microservices, and build scalable stream-processing applications with this platform. Through detailed examples, you’ll learn Kafka’s design principles, reliability guarantees, key APIs, and architecture details, including the replication protocol, the controller, and the storage layer. Understand publish-subscribe messaging and how it fits in the big data ecosystem. Explore Kafka producers and consumers for writing and reading messages Understand Kafka patterns and use-case requirements to ensure reliable data delivery Get best practices for building data pipelines and applications with Kafka Manage Kafka in production, and learn to perform monitoring, tuning, and maintenance tasks Learn the most critical metrics among Kafka’s operational measurements Explore how Kafka’s stream delivery capabilities make it a perfect source for stream processing systems



Architecting HBase Applications

Architecting HBase Applications Author Jean-Marc Spaggiari
ISBN-10 9781491916117
Release 2016-07-18
Pages 252
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HBase is a remarkable tool for indexing mass volumes of data, but getting started with this distributed database and its ecosystem can be daunting. With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how to architect, design, and deploy your own HBase applications by examining real-world solutions. Along with HBase principles and cluster deployment guidelines, this book includes in-depth case studies that demonstrate how large companies solved specific use cases with HBase. Authors Jean-Marc Spaggiari and Kevin O’Dell also provide draft solutions and code examples to help you implement your own versions of those use cases, from master data management (MDM) and document storage to near real-time event processing. You’ll also learn troubleshooting techniques to help you avoid common deployment mistakes. Learn exactly what HBase does, what its ecosystem includes, and how to set up your environment Explore how real-world HBase instances were deployed and put into production Examine documented use cases for tracking healthcare claims, digital advertising, data management, and product quality Understand how HBase works with tools and techniques such as Spark, Kafka, MapReduce, and the Java API Learn how to identify the causes and understand the consequences of the most common HBase issues



DevOps with OpenShift

DevOps with OpenShift Author Stefano Picozzi
ISBN-10 9781491976616
Release 2017-07-10
Pages 152
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For many organizations, a big part of DevOps’ appeal is software automation using infrastructure-as-code techniques. This book presents developers, architects, and infra-ops engineers with a more practical option. You’ll learn how a container-centric approach from OpenShift, Red Hat’s cloud-based PaaS, can help your team deliver quality software through a self-service view of IT infrastructure. Three OpenShift experts at Red Hat explain how to configure Docker application containers and the Kubernetes cluster manager with OpenShift’s developer- and operational-centric tools. Discover how this infrastructure-agnostic container management platform can help companies navigate the murky area where infrastructure-as-code ends and application automation begins. Get an application-centric view of automation—and understand why it’s important Learn patterns and practical examples for managing continuous deployments such as rolling, A/B, blue-green, and canary Implement continuous integration pipelines with OpenShift’s Jenkins capability Explore mechanisms for separating and managing configuration from static runtime software Learn how to use and customize OpenShift’s source-to-image capability Delve into management and operational considerations when working with OpenShift-based application workloads Install a self-contained local version of the OpenShift environment on your computer