Not too long ago, we came to the realization that pre-screening candidates for staffing agencies and companies would be extremely helpful. We've decided to lend a hand to staffing firms and small businesses by offering advantageous pre-screening services.
Ask any MySQL Database Administrator or database-savvy Developer how smooth their last MySQL master/slave swap went, and unless they live in a perfect world, they likely encountered a hiccup or two. The actual reconfiguration of replication probably went well, as "CHANGE MASTER TO" is hard to mess up if you're being careful. But controlling application behavior isn't always easy...
One of the hottest topics in computing today, by way of fast innovation and controversy, is whether or not to rely on the public cloud. Lured by the convenience and cost-effectiveness of these services, some computer users and business owners put their applications and data into the cloud without a moment's hesitation.
Over the past two years, I've had the opportunity to work with Rackspace Cloud on multiple levels and from multiple directions. I've been quite impressed with the technology, the team's knowledge and willingness to help customers, the advancement of features, and the growing community.
We're currently beginning a project that clones an environment currently setup at Amazon EC2 to Rackspace Cloud. Both environments will operate mostly independently, but still need to be implemented in a similar fashion. Without getting into too many details, I decided to make a quick blog post to compare the pros/cons of Amazon EC2 vs. Rackspace Cloud.