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New drive options: bigger, faster Intel SSDs!

Intel recently released their new generation of 330 series SSD drives.  These take over from the well regarded X25-M SSD drives.  But add more capacity.  Better performance.  And lower cost per GB! Our new Sandybridge dedicated servers come with SATA3 … Continue reading

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Building database clusters with MySQL

MySQL is a mainstay of many web based applications, and is popular with lots of our customers. There does comes a time when a single database server is not enough. To enhance redundancy MySQL has a couple of options. You … Continue reading

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Storage Clustering Part 2: GlusterFS

GlusterFS is an interesting solution for providing redundant network attached storage clusters. Some features include... trivially easy for basic setups supports virtually any file-system no need to mess with kernels can work across commodity network hardware suitable for enterprise deployment … Continue reading

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Storage Clustering Part 1: An Introduction

John and I have recently been looking at server clusters, and how they can be provisioned to best fit our customers needs. This post is the first in (hopefully) a series on the results of that research. To start with … Continue reading

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