Filesystem scaling in high traffic web applications

One of the more interesting problems that high traffic, high load web applications face is how to scale the filesystem. As load increases, vertical scaling (bigger servers) simply does not work. You have to add more application servers, and more layers to effectively serve the needs of the users. One of the issues that many such applications have to overcome is how to serve assets (pictures, podcasts, video) to all of the edge servers that a user might access the application from, and allow users to upload user generated content.

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7 things

You know, I hate these "tag you're it" memes. But here goes - for the Cuz I have not seen in years factor.

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No time

I really have not had the time to work on anything productive except work type stuff for the last 4 or 5 months. It's amazing - when I worked at my old job, I was bored to tears - now I do not have enough time to even think - and I love it!

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Hmmm

So, have you ever had that experience were you look up and almost 2 months has passed? It seems such a short time, but you have a hard time recalling before?

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RailsConf Recap

So, I got to go hang out with all of the folks at RailsConf in portland this year. Way cool, lots of fun!

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