Making the web faster with SPDY

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The past year has seen substantial adoption on the web of a new protocol called SPDY (pronounced “speedy”), mostly being pushed by Google. If you haven’t heard of it, SPDY aims to improve the use of HTTP, the usual protocol for delivering web pages from servers to browsers. SPDY is exciting because it should make […]

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How big is the meteorite?

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Hardware failure is a fact of life when it comes to computers, which is at odds with trying to keep a service running 24/7. No one can guarantee absolute perfect uptime, but it’s possible to get pretty darned close. If you design things solidly and are willing to throw money at the problem, you can […]

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Second strike with Lightning!

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We put Kyoto Cabinet under the gun recently as a means to improve Redis. The Anchor Propulsion/Internet Laboratory validated Kyoto Cabinet as “fresh”, but extended live testing has revealed sub-optimal behaviour in some situations. To recap, we used Kyoto Cabinet to give Redis near-realtime disk persistence with a greatly reduced memory footprint; we called this […]

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Let us take your breath away with Wheezy!

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A new version of the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, version 7.0 (codename “Wheezy”) has been released today. Thanks to the open and transparent development cycle of Debian, we have been able to work on improving our support for this release ahead of time, and are happy to announce that we now offer our market-leading Anchor […]

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Hiring only the best

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Regular readers of this blog will know that we’re hiring – we’re always hiring, in fact, and we’re going to be talking about it more in the near future. Hiring good people is really hard, so a smart company is always ready to scoop up a great candidate when they crop up. Hiring is hard […]

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