Working at Northscale has been a lot of great fun lately! I have finally figured out how to get puppet to set up a stock Amazon instance with everything we need and have been impressed with how you can automate system setup with puppet. I remember when I worked at Grazr how much of a hassle it was for us to have to rebuild systems. Something like Puppet would have been a godsend.
Today I though I would post about how cool moxi is. If you don't know, moxi is a memcached proxy (http://labs.northscale.com/moxi/) which allows you to move any complexity of having to set up the list of memcached servers you are using. Also, moxi has some great features such as:
* De-duplication of requests for popular keys * A front cache, L1 cache to avoid network hops * Fire and forget SET (Like an async SET) this means "set a value, but don't wait to [Read more...]
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