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Looking for resources to learn the best practices and basics of scaling a backend infrastructure for an application or a web app. I am interested in Amazon Web Services and really enjoy architecting technical solutions. Is there a book / blog / website I can start? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


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What kind of applications - homebrew, or commercial/oss? What platform(s)? How many interactions does the app have (database, storage, network, etc)? What you're asking for is a huge area, and one that every vendor will approach differently. – warren Aug 17 '11 at 22:38
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I have not read these myself but I have heard that the books Web Operations: Keeping the Data On Time and The Art of Capacity Planning: Scaling Web Resources should be pretty good . Chapters include "How cloud services such as EC2 can fit into a capacity strategy" in The Art of Capacity Planning.


Since you are interested in AWS, reading the VP of AWS's blog might be good:


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