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is it better to use several small machines or fewer big ones to deploy a stack? [closed]

Is it better to split the different components of a stack over several smaller machines or get 1 or 2 bigger machines and put several components on a same machine? My thought is that if I start with ...
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Setting up a FreeBSD Server for packet filtering and routing [closed]

I have heard the many goods of using FreeBSD in Networking over Linux with utils such as pf and ipfw I currently have an multi tier application hosted on a vSphere environment with seperate servers ...
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Mysql - best setup for 4 replication databases and another standalone

we would like to merge on one server 2 mysql instances coming from 2 different server : 4 databases on the first instance, which is a replication slave, which are replicated from a master 1 database ...
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What are common server architectures to build a reliable website [closed]

Sorry, if my question looks too general, but I am looking for an answers to specific problems that I listed below and would appriciate any help. My website is growing in popularity and I would like ...
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What is a good new server setup [closed]

Currently we have a server with several functions: domain controller, SQL server, WSUS server, file server, print server, exchange server, backup exec And in addition we still have an old server with ...
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What bus size does the armadaxp CPU with armv7l architecture of a Synology DS214 have?

less /proc/cpuinfo prints Processor : Marvell PJ4Bv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l) processor : 0 BogoMIPS : 1064.96 processor : 1 BogoMIPS : 1064.96 Features : swp ...
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Advice for an EC2 Architecture and Deployment Strategy [closed]

My company is currently migrating several websites and PHP web applications (standard LAMP stack) from three in-house servers to Amazon EC2. Because we had only three servers, we clustered several ...
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x86, i386, i686, amd64, i5, i7, archtecture, processor confusion [closed]

I noticed those items x86, i386, i686, amd64, i5, i7, archtecture, processor from the web, from my own notebook, from book readings. But I am really confused by those terminologies. I try my best ...
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Single instance EC2 env versus multiple split stack?

I am fairly new to AWS and have designed a fairly flexible architecture which is fairly performant and fault tolerant over multiple regions/AZs However I was thinking - what would the main ...
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Are computations performed in a Docker container exactly repeatable?

I've read the question titled "How is Docker.io different from a normal virtual machine?", but I'm still not certain how "virtual" docker containers are. For example, in a scientific setting, ...
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Serving multiple web-service instances [closed]

We're building an API-based web solution on Python which is going to be delivered to individual customers. Each customer is going to have a separate dataset. Currently, it's not a problem to deploy ...
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Cloning a server across architectures

I have this Linux (Debian) server that I want to duplicate, with all its services and their settings. Actually, it is to replace the existing server with newer hardware. I'd like the process to be as ...
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Horizontal scaling of a file processor and generator web application

I am working on a web application that has a file processor and generator module. So far we have not had to worry about where the file actually is because we have had exactly one machine. Now that we ...
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Linux library cross compatibility

I'm using a SDK that includes some library files (.so) without the source to build them. They also provide example applications. They provide both the examples and the libraries compiled for various ...
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Photo storage / sort

I'm wondering what the best practice is for photo storage. I'm in the business of storing photos with a user. Each user can have up to 35 photos and we currently have around a 100k users. I currently ...
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What is the best way to organize my active directory structure [closed]

i would like to adopt the best structure for my active directory domain, in order to be able to apply GPO efficiently. Here is my schema : CompanyName\ServiceName{Users, Groups, Workstations, Laptops} ...
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Managing hosts and iptables in scalable architecture

Let's say I have a load balancer in front of 3 app servers. Let's say I also have these services available at certain IPs: Postgres server Redis server ElasticSearch server Memcached server 1 ...
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Local Lan design to support Multiple WAN

We have about 25~30 serial dedicated lease line or ADSL link using router to connect to different financial companies to do some transactions. SCurrently we have a very large L2 (/20) to host our ...
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can you give me feedback on an HA architecture using linux-ha and pacemaker?

I am trying to come up with an architecture for achieving HA on one of our services (in-house service, single tcp connection for all requests). Just started reading on linux-ha and pacemaker, and i'd ...
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architectual issue: few requests from client to server

I'm developing web application (javascript + php) and I have architectual issue. I have to send 4 requests to server. First will gather basic information (effectivity is OK), then after receiving data ...
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Architectural advice - web camera remote access [closed]

I'm looking for architectural advice. I have a client who I've built a website for which essentially allows users to view their web cameras remotely. The current flow of data is as follows: User ...
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One active directory server for one geographical site?

we have an 2008 R2 active directory server on our main site. Recently we opened a small secondary site. My question is pretty simple : our 2 sites are connected with a VPN, is it mandatory for us to ...
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Does using x86_64 on a low end server impact performance?

I have a server with 128 MB of RAM. Would it be stupid of me to install Debian 6 x86_64 instead of i386? Would there be any difference in how well the server performs?
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Building hybrid RAID10 + RAID5 environment

I have the following configuration: simple video surveillance system (server 1: recording past 24h; server 2: recording past 30 days). I am primarily using the content on the 24h storage, while I ...
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What are EN, EP and EX platforms?

I keep hearing all these terms - EN, EP and EX level servers. What do these terms mean? What are they classifications of? How are they demarcated from one another? How are they different from the thin ...
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Storing pages with only client-side code in S3 over full EC2?

Question: Would storing pages in S3 with only client-side code reduce costs in comparison to hosting them in Amazon's EC2? Background: Right now I use a cms to manage all of my pages and users for a ...
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What is the standard system architecture for MongoDB

I know this question is too vague, so I would like to add some key numbers to give insights about what the scenario is Each Document size - 360KB Total Documents - 1.5 million Document created/day ...
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How to set up Development, Staging, Production, and QA environments

I am in the process of setting up new servers for an organization. What are the standards or best practices for setting up a new environment with Development, Testing, Staging, and Production (or I'm ...
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Architecting your network when you run out of VLANs

This is an entirely hypothetical question, I'm not in this situation now. What happens to your VLAN topology and routing if you run a multi tenant network and you have more than 4096 customers? Do ...
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Best infrastructure configuration for application hosting (IIS/MSSQL)? Bare Metal, Virtualize?

We're a small consulting shop that hosts some public facing websites and web applications for clients (apps we've either written or inherited). Our strength lies in coding, not necessarily in server ...
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Reverse Proxy Server and Webserver architecture

I'm very confused. If I setup a Reverse Proxy Server, does this mean that I need a second computer? Or can both Server (e.g. nginx as reverse proxy server and apache as webserver) run on the same ...
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Hyper-V and Fail over cluster 2 nodes Virtualizing DC and Secondery DC

I am building a new network for a company from scratch (50 user/Computer) They need 1-Domain Controler ( Only one Domain at the moment ) 2-MS Exechange Server 3-File Server 4-SQL/Database Server ...
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Dedicated Server Specification Advice for MYSQL/PHP Website

Im buying a dedicated server to run an existing website which receives 90,000 visitors per day. The specification is below. The website isnt too complicated, mainly mysql searches of a table ...
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How does Amazon handle all that email for their Kindle personal document service? [closed]

Amazon basically gives every Kindle owner an email address to which they can email documents that will be converted to .mobi format and synced to their Kindle. I thought this was pretty interesting, ...
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Switches and the amount of load

Out of curiosity does anyone know whether it would be more beneficial to have more switches with less terminals on each leading to your main switch OR load up each switch fully before having any ...
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1answer
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Firewall with layer 3 switch or without it?

I am trying to make a simple network architecture for a small company. One of the sites is built of a firewall (to create a DMZ, to make the VPN between the sites) and three switches, like in link ...
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How does a SAN architecture work and more importantly scale?

I'm trying to understand some SAN infrastructure and I was hoping some of you with more experience than me could help me understand scaling with a SAN. Imagine that you have some computer servers ...
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Running background jobs In a clustered environment

I have an architecture question. In a clustered web app environment, I can think of three ways to deal with background jobs: have a dedicated machine run all the jobs, thus freeing the web servers ...
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CMS Architecture - Synchronizing Dev/Test/Staging environments

We have a code, content and DB flow that follows a typical pattern: Dev->Build->Staging->Prod The kicker is that the client is editing and publishing content only in Prod. So our current strategy ...
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Varnish/Nginx/Apache/APC/Memcached

I'm setting up a new web server and was wondering if the following is a valid stack: Varnish in front to cache and split traffic between nginx for static content and Apache with mod_php for dynamic ...
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Is it possible to set up multiple named instances running on a SQl Server 2008 R2 Active/Passive Cluster?

I'm trying to plan a SQL Server 2008 R2 2 node Active/Passive failover cluster. Is it possible to set up multiple named instances running on the cluster? e.g. sqlcluster sqlcluster\demo ...
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Memcached and Mysql architecture

Right now we have 2 servers. webserver + memcached mysql server the mysql server is a new and a strong server and it is not being utilized fully. I was debating if I should migrate the memcached ...
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Number of Physical NICs for ESXi Host or Am I Missing the Boat?

First, please excuse my ignorance on this topic. Until recently I had been blissfully ignorant of this field and only recently began to suspect that I'd need to become directly involved. In any case ...
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Server architecture for statistical analysis [closed]

I am currently standing before a decision on how to design a system that would handle computing of statistical data on the cloud. I would like to know what server structure should I use to be able to ...
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SQL Server 2000 HIGH CPU Usage with BusinessObjects reports (unsolvable?)

I have one of those weird questions, those ones that are nearly unsolvable (the only way to really solve them is to throw out the technology and buy new ones). I've had a number of experts (about 10 ...
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Installing Windows Server 2008 Once or XP three times?

I have an application which makes use of Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010. This application performs some tasks requested by a user and then closes. I am going to be putting my application on a virtualised ...
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apache & mod_pagespeed + varnish question

I have the following architecture on the web layer. Varnish <-> Apache2 (mod_pagespeed <-> mod_jk) <-> Tomcat ^ ^ ^ | ...
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Book Recommendations for Technical/Solutions Architecture [closed]

I wish to learn more about Technical and Solutions Architecture. Specifically, I'm concerned with designing HA, Fault-Tolerant Scalable web-based solutions (enough buzzwords ;-). Its a topic I'm ...
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Too many data replication technologies in environment

It is possible to configure remote data replication at many layers of the storage stack. Some examples to explain what I mean by layers: Physical Volume Layer (TruCopy, SRDF/MirrorView, SnapMirror) ...
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Building a Linux Network for Our Company - Where Do I Start?

This is going to be a somewhat loaded question. I am programming in a company that has been around since 1962. A lot of things, especially computer / network stuff, is very dated. Let me give a bit ...