What does maximum-connections, CPU autoscaling, money and distributed systems have in common? Find out.
How do you know the right maxThreads (Tomcat/Java) or maxConnections (IIS/.NET) for your application? What is it? Why do I need to set that?
Bob is a very successful guy. He is auto scaling his service by automatically adding hosts when the CPU increases, and he is removing them when CPU goes down. Dear Bob, there is a trap waiting for you around the corner.
Monitoring services is crucial, if you care about the application uptime. There are hundreds if not thousands parameters which you can (and should) monitor, related to CPU, network, hosts, application and so on. What are they? What are the non-obvious choices?