How everyone is doing REST wrong

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For the last few months our internal development team has been working on integration between our various internal systems. As part of this work we’ve been developing a series of Web APIs to decouple the functionality from the frontend interfaces. We have a couple of specific goals in mind. One is enhanced automation: once you […]

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Kicking the tyres on OpenTSDB

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One of the big buzzwords in IT at the moment is “big data” – data in such large quantities that it’s not feasible to analyse using your traditional set of tools. Thankfully this isn’t a problem that Anchor has to deal with, but we almost wish we did. We collect a lot of data about […]

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Pulling apart Ceph’s CRUSH algorithm

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As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve been evaluating Ceph in recent months for our petabyte-scale distributed storage needs. It’s a pretty great solution and works well, but it’s not the easiest thing to setup and administer properly. One of the bits we’ve been grappling with recently is Ceph’s CRUSH map. In certain circumstances, which aren’t entirely […]

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Anchor partners with Magento for premium ecommerce hosting

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Anchor is proud to announce a new partnership with Magento as a hosting provider. This relationship recognises Anchor’s expertise and experience when it comes to providing comprehensive hosting solutions for Magento stores. Anchor is the first Australian hosting company to attain this partnership status, and only the eighth worldwide. Anchor’s ability to deliver high-performance and […]

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Anchor Christmas Party 2012

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Anchor held its annual Christmas party last Friday, and in a departure from the usual it wasn’t held upon a seaworthy vessel. So while enthusiastic statements to that effect were not possible, our presence at Le Pub appealed to the Redditor in us. Le Pub is a cozy little underground establishment just a couple of […]

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Bughunting in Ceph’s radosgw: ETags

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RADOS Gateway (henceforth referred to as radosgw) is an add-on component for Ceph, large-scale clustered storage now mainlined in the Linux kernel. radosgw provides an S3-compatible interface for object storage, which we’re evaluating for a future product offering. We’ve spent the last few days digging through radosgw source trying to nail a some pesky bugs. […]

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