Category Archives: Infrastructure

CNAMEs – how do they work?

CNAMEs are a neat trick of the domain name system, but are often unused or misunderstood. Here’s a quick(ish) explanation of what CNAMEs are, how they work, and why you should use them. CNAMEs are basically an alias of an existing domain. It’s easy to imagine that CNAMEs behave like internal redirects, but they’re much […]

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The Noflake Manifesto

The Snowflake Server is a system which is difficult to reproduce due to the unique and undocumented methods by which it came to its current state. Developers and systems administrators grow to fear altering these servers in case they cause damage. The Noflake Manifesto proposes that we have reached a point where there is no […]

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Cloud vs Metal Infrastructure

A Changing Industry It’s important to understand that, while aspects of the cloud industry are reaching a certain level of maturity, it is still an industry moving at a breakneck pace of innovation. There is a lot of competition in the space, and every big player is looking to stake their claim, as evidenced by […]

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