Overcome IT scalability problems by optimizing everything that affects scalability: architecture, processes, people, and organization.
- By authors who've operated and scaled some of the world's highest-transaction volume websites - for companies including eBay and PayPal
- Goes beyond covering just technology to address every issue that matters
- Provides detailed models and proven approaches available in no other book.
- Includes indispensable metrics, complete with actual calculations.
Successful modern enterprises share two key challenges: their rapid growth often leads to business-critical technology failures, and it's difficult for them to find people with the talent and experience to fix these problems. For these enterprises, scalability is the 'holy grail.' In at eBay and PayPal cover everything IT and business leaders must know in order to build infrastructures that will scale smoothly in the face of any business challenge. Drawing on their unparalleled experience managing some of the world's highest-transaction-volume websites, the authors provide detailed models and best practice approaches for scaling any online or web services platform to meet virtually any business requirement. Unlike other books on scalability The Art of Scalability , former CTOsThe Art of Scalability doesn't limit its coverage to technology. This book covers everything that matters - architecture, processes, and organization. Replete with examples, it presents indispensable metrics - complete with actual calculations for everything from availability and capacity to load and performance. Along the way, the authors address a remarkably broad spectrum of real-world challenges, from database performance to IT governance. Using this book's tools and guidance, organizations can rethink their technology architectures to systematically overcome obstacles to scalability, and achieve unprecedented levels of technical and business performance.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 03 / 2010