Table of Contents
Contents at a Glance
1 Scaling Up (and Down) 5
2 Principles for Avoiding Failure 11
3 Mission-Critical Environments 25
4 High Availability.
HA! No Downtime?! 37
5 Load Balancing
and the Utter Confusion Surrounding It 61
6 Static Content Serving
for Speed and Glory 75
7 Static Meets Dynamic
Adding Caches to Reduce Costs 105
8 Distributed Databases Are Easy, Just Read the
Fine Print 137
9 Juggling Logs
and Other Circus Tricks 169
10 The Right Tool for the Job 199
A Spread 227
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