From the Back Cover
As a developer, you are aware of the increasing concern amongst developers and site architects that websites be able to handle the vast number of visitors that flood the Internet on a daily basis.Scalable Internet Architectureaddresses these concerns by teaching you both good and bad design methodologies for building new sites and how to scale existing websites to robust, high-availability websites. Primarily example-based, the book discusses major topics in web architectural design, presenting existing solutions and how they work. Technology budget tight? This book will work for you, too, as it introduces new and innovative concepts to solving traditionally expensive problems without a large technology budget. Using open source and proprietary examples, you will be engaged in best practice design methodologies for building new sites, as well as appropriately scaling both growing and shrinking sites. Website development help has arrived in the form ofScalable Internet Architecture.
About the Author
Theo Schlossnagle is a principal at OmniTI Computer Consulting, where he provides
expert consulting services related to scalable internet architectures, database replication,
and email infrastructure. He is the creator of the Backhand Project and the Ecelerity
MTA, and spends most of his time solving the scalability problems that arise in
high-performance and highly distributed systems.