Large scale web applications running on Windows
December 17, 2013 9:14 AM Subscribe
As a long time Linux Engineer I enjoy reading about the technologies used by sites like Twitter, Facebook, Etsy, Yahoo (for things like Flickr) and other large sites to build things out to scale. I often lend a hand with Windows customers at work and it recently occurred to me that I've never seen a website
or blog posts
that relate to scaling on Windows.
posted by togdon to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In particular I'd be interested in seeing how large MS SQL instances are handled (sharding, masters, slaves, etc.), what technologies are available for app caching (on all of the levels, so memcached, varnish, opcode caching, etc. equivalents), and general large scale administration (I know Puppet Enterprise is available for configuration management, but is it widely used, or is everyone using Powershell, etc.). I'm also sort of curious how Continuous integration/Continuous delivery is done on the Windows side.
I was certain that Microsoft must have posts like this, but Google failed me there. I'm also less interested in them (especially given that they ran Hotmail on a combination of Solaris and FreeBSD for most of the early part of its life), and more interested in others. Someone has to be running a large scale web app (let's define large as hundreds of VMs in multiple geo-distant datacenters) on Windows and talking about it. I'd like to read about those people, and now that I've mentioned it, I'd prefer to read about it, not watch videos.