Art of Scalability, The: Scalable Web Architecture, Processes, and Organizations for the Modern Enterprise

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9780134032801: Art of Scalability, The: Scalable Web Architecture, Processes, and Organizations for the Modern Enterprise

A Comprehensive, Proven Approach to IT Scalability from Two Veteran Software, Technology, and Business Executives

 

In this second edition of The Art of Scalability, AKF Partners cofounders Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher cover everything product, technology and business leaders must know to build products that can scale smoothly to meet any business requirement. Drawing on their unparalleled experience managing some of the world’s highest-transaction-volume Web sites, the authors provide detailed models and best-practice approaches available in no other book.

 

Unlike previous books on scalability, The Art of Scalability doesn’t limit its coverage to technology. Writing for both technical and nontechnical decision-makers, this book covers everything that impacts scalability, including architecture, processes, people, and organizations.  This second edition has been edited to improve readability and includes new and updated content, a new chapter on Agile architecture, and new case studies.

 

Throughout, the authors address a broad spectrum of real-world challenges, from performance testing to IT governance. Using their tools and guidance, organizations can systematically overcome obstacles to scalability and achieve unprecedented levels of technical and business performance.

 

New and Updated Coverage includes

·    Staffing the scalable organization: essential organizational, management, and leadership skills for technical leaderswith a special focus on how to build truly Agile organizations.

·    How to organize teams to maximize innovation and reduce value destroying team conflict.

·    Building processes for scale: process lessons from hyper-growth companies, from technical issue resolution to crisis management

·    How to manage risk and how to create effective change management in the age of continuous deployment.

·    Architecting scalable solutions: powerful proprietary models for identifying scalability needs and choosing the best approaches to meet them

·    How to practice “Agile” Architecture

·    Optimizing performance through caching, application and database splitting, and asynchronous design

·    New and updated scalability techniques for emerging technologies, including clouds and grids

·   Planning for rapid data growth and new data centers

·    Evolving monitoring strategies to tightly align with customer requirements

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“Many books address how to correct failing product architectures or problematic processes, both of which are symptoms of an unspoken problem. This book not only covers those symptoms, but addresses their underlying cause—the way in which we manage, lead, organize, and staff our teams.”  

—Jeremy King, chief technology officer and senior vice president, global eCommerce at Walmart.com

 

The Comprehensive, Proven Approach to IT ScalabilityUpdated with New Strategies, Technologies, and Case Studies

 

In The Art of Scalability, Second Edition, leading scalability consultants Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher cover everything you need to know to smoothly scale products and services for any requirement. This extensively revised edition reflects new technologies, strategies, and lessons, as well as new case studies from the authors’ pioneering consulting practice, AKF Partners.

 

Writing for technical and nontechnical decision-makers, Abbott and Fisher cover everything that impacts scalability, including architecture, process, people, organization, and technology. Their insights and recommendations reflect more than thirty years of experience at companies ranging from eBay to Visa, and Salesforce.com to Apple.

 

You’ll find updated strategies for structuring organizations to maximize agility and scalability, as well as new insights into the cloud (IaaS/PaaS) transition, NoSQL, DevOps, business metrics, and more. Using this guide’s tools and advice, you can systematically clear away obstacles to scalabilityand achieve unprecedented IT and business performance.

 

Coverage includes

  • Why scalability problems start with organizations and people, not technology, and what to do about it
  • Actionable lessons from real successes and failures
  • Staffing, structuring, and leading the agile, scalable organization
  • Scaling processes for hyper-growth environments
  • Architecting scalability: proprietary models for clarifying needs and making choicesincluding 15 key success principles
  • Emerging technologies and challenges: data cost, datacenter planning, cloud evolution, and customer-aligned monitoring
  • Measuring availability, capacity, load, and performance

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The Comprehensive, Proven Approach to IT Scalability–Updated with New Strategies, Technologies, and Case Studies

 

In The Art of Scalability, Second Edition, leading scalability consultants Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher cover everything you need to know to smoothly scale products and services for any requirement. This extensively revised edition reflects new technologies, strategies, and lessons, as well as new case studies from the authors’ pioneering consulting practice, AKF Partners.

 

Writing for technical and nontechnical decision-makers, Abbott and Fisher cover everything that impacts scalability, including architecture, process, people, organization, and technology. Their insights and recommendations reflect more than thirty years of experience at companies ranging from eBay to Visa, and Salesforce.com to Apple.

 

You’ll find updated strategies for structuring organizations to maximize agility and scalability, as well as new insights into the cloud (IaaS/PaaS) transition, NoSQL, DevOps, business metrics, and more. Using this guide’s tools and advice, you can systematically clear away obstacles to scalability–and achieve unprecedented IT and business performance.

 

Coverage includes

• Why scalability problems start with organizations and people, not technology, and what to do about it

• Actionable lessons from real successes and failures

• Staffing, structuring, and leading the agile, scalable organization

• Scaling processes for hyper-growth environments

• Architecting scalability: proprietary models for clarifying needs and making choices–including 15 key success principles

• Emerging technologies and challenges: data cost, datacenter planning, cloud evolution, and customer-aligned monitoring

• Measuring availability, capacity, load, and performance

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