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Benefits of virtualization for small and mid-sized businesses

Benefits of virtualization for small and mid-sized businesses

“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”

It’s a common sense advice, and many IT managers use this to explain why their infrastructure isn’t virtualized yet. Server virtualization technologies have been around for more than a decade now, but some businesses prefer the proven reliability of good ol’ dedicated servers. (more…)

Identifying resource usage and performing migration to address performance issues in a Xen server virtualization environment

Identifying resource usage and performing migration to address performance issues in a Xen server virtualization environment

When Netflix faced an outage in 2011, they had to offer a 3% credit to their customers. The outage was due to a resource crunch in the Amazon cloud they were hosted in. It’s tough for a business to survive if such outages happen frequently.

A cloud hosting provider achieves economies of scale by sharing resources between multiple tenants in the cloud. These resources include computing, storage and network devices. But at times, the cloud provider may oversell the resources to achieve high-density or a single tenant can abuse the server resources. This can affect the performance of the cloud system. (more…)

Installing the LiteSpeed Load Balancer

We are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve the response times of our servers. We already have various software available in the market today that can help us achieve that goal, like Nginx, LightHttpd, Litespeed etc. In my article today we will discuss on one of them in particular – LiteSpeed, and its ability to act as a Load Balancer.

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Load Balancing – Things you should know about

We’ve all heard about the wonders of Load Balancing, and how it can improve the performance of a site(s) or service. In this post we’ll take a look a few things you should know about before going ahead and setting it up for your site.

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