The Myth of Five Nines – Why High Availability Is Overrated

The Myth of Five Nines – Why High Availability Is Overrated

In the Internet world, 24×7 has become the de facto standard. Websites must be always on, and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In our pursuit of perfection, performance is being measured down to three decimal places, that is being up 99.999% of the time; in short, five-nines. Just like a mantra, when…

Why The Android Ecosystem Is Broken

Why The Android Ecosystem Is Broken

Six months ago, I got this crazy idea. Why not leave the mothership? Give up on iPhone and try Android. This is what being tech-agnostic is about, I thought––not being wedded to a single platform. Besides, the iPhone’s digital keypad just wasn’t working for me. I got a monthly Boost Mobile plan, which uses Sprint. Service was…

Five More Things Deadly to Scalability That You Must Know

Five More Things Deadly to Scalability That You Must Know

Scalability should be the primary concern in the ever-evolving landscape of technology and business. It helps increase the ability of the system without decreasing the performance.  Previously, we have discussed 5 things toxic to scalability. In this article, we will go deeper into five more things that can pose a threat to scalability. Let’s explore…