Acceptable Downtime in our World? Introducing “Chaos Monkeys”

I first read an article about this on GigaOM, and this really got me thinking in ways that companies go about down time. All lines of businesses are different and some can accept downtime others cannot. If you think of the likes of services we depend on and use daily such as Google, Amazon, EbayContinue reading “Acceptable Downtime in our World? Introducing “Chaos Monkeys””

Twitter’s Blob store and Libcrunch – how it works

You may have read one of my previous posts “Arming the cloud” where I talked about why and how large cloud providers are using commodity hardware with intelligent API’s to┬áseparate┬áthe dumb data and intelligent data to give us a better service. Well in a world of distributed computing and networking you will probably not findContinue reading “Twitter’s Blob store and Libcrunch – how it works”

How we Could be Changing the Habit of Facebook

Let’s roll back to 2004 when Facebook was first launched, back then it was designed as a social media tool for Colleges in the US. Once Facebook started to gather momentum it was only then that people started to realize its potential. Just think of the last website you visited, did it have a “like”Continue reading “How we Could be Changing the Habit of Facebook”