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Performance of RAID Arrays on Windows Azure: an Alternative to Horizontal Scaling

By January 28, 2014

While working with several different NoSQL databases heavily loaded with write requests, we faced a situation when the hard drive became a bottleneck. Scaling the cluster horizontally could easily solve this kind of problem, but it would also increase the monthly payments. This is why we decided to take a look at other options. The… … Continue reading “Performance of RAID Arrays on Windows Azure: an Alternative to Horizontal Scaling”

Jenkins CI: Continuous Integration for Private Clouds

By January 24, 2014

Jenkins CI is an open source continuous integration server written in Java. While Travis CI is a hosted solution, Jenkins can be utilized for private clouds. In particular, this may include testing and deployment to Cloud Foundry, ActiveState’s Stackato, or other private PaaS systems (check out the links for details). The slides below will give you a… … Continue reading “Jenkins CI: Continuous Integration for Private Clouds”