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Infrastructure and Operations

Creating fast and scalable software is, of course, central to building an ultra-fast web site. However, the design of your production hardware and network environment, the process of deploying your software into production, and the process you follow to keep everything running smoothly are also vitally important factors.

Most web sites are evolving entities; their performance and character change over time as you add and remove code and pages, as your traffic increases, and as the amount of data that you are managing increases. Even if your end-to-end system is fast to begin with, it may not stay that way unless you plan ahead.

Establishing the right hardware infrastructure and being able to deploy ...

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