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The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2by Thomas A Limoncelli
Synopses & Reviews
“There’s an incredible amount of depth and thinking in the practicesdescribed here, and it’s impressive to see it all in one place.”
–Win Treese, coauthor of Designing Systems for Internet Commerce
The Practice of Cloud System Administration, Volume 2, focuses on “distributed” or “cloud” computing and brings a DevOps/SRE sensibility to the practice of system administration. Unsatisfied with books that cover either design or operations in isolation, the authors created this authoritative reference centered on a comprehensive approach.
Case studies and examples from Google, Etsy, Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, and other industry giants are explained in practical ways that are useful to all enterprises. The new companion to the best-selling first volume, The Practice of System and Network Administration, Second Edition, this guide offers expert coverage of the following and many other crucial topics:
Designing and building modern web and distributed systems
Operating and running systems using the latest DevOps/SRE strategies
Assessing and evaluating your team’s operational effectiveness
The Practice of Cloud System Administration, Volume 2 focuses on today's fastest-growing areas of system administration: cloud computing and DevOps. For the first time, it brings together comprehensive knowledge and best practices for administering systems in the age of cloud computing, and for architecting, scaling, and operating services that perform reliably and well. The new companion volume to our best-selling Practice of System and Network Administration, it offers expert coverage of these and many other crucial topics:
Note: the third edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration will be released in the spring of 2015; the ISBN will be 9780321919168 .
About the Author
Thomas A. Limoncelli is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and system administrator with more than twenty years of experience at companies like Google, Bell Labs, and StackExchange.com.
Strata R. Chalup has more than twenty-five years of experience in Silicon Valley, focusing on IT strategy, best-practices, and scalable infrastructures at firms that include Apple, Sun, Cisco, McAfee, and Palm.
Christina J. Hogan has more than twenty years of experience in system administration and network engineering, from Silicon Valley to Italy and Switzerland. She has a master’s degree in computer science, a doctorate in aeronautical engineering, and has been part of a Formula 1 racing team.
Table of Contents
1. Ideal Environment (What's the Goal?)
2. DevOps Principles and Culture
3. Designing for Operation
4. High Level Design Patterns
5. Elements of Design
6. Scaling Techniques
7. Reliability Through Redundancy
8. Automation + repeatability:
9. Deployment Lifecycle
10. Metrics/ Data Driven Ops
11. Backups and Restores
12. Fire Drills/Game Days
13. Provisioning in the Automated World
14. SWE [Software Engineering] Applications Sysadmins Need:
15. Design Docs (For Big and Small Things)
16. Operational Hygiene 17. Operational Capabilities
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