Scalable Internet Architectures by Theo Schlossnagle

Publisher’s Description

As a developer, you are aware of the increasing concern amongst developers and site architects that web sites be able to handle the vast number of visitors that flood the Internet on a daily basis. Scalable Internet Architectures addresses these concerns by teaching you both good and bad design methodologies for building new sites and how to scale existing web sites to robust, high-availability web sites. Primarily example-based, the book discusses major topics in web architectural design, presenting existing solutions and how they work. Technology budget tight? This book will work for you, too, as it introduces new and innovative concepts to solving traditionally expensive problems without a large technology budget. Using open source and proprietary examples, you will be engaged in best practice design methodologies for building new sites, as well as appropriately scaling both growing and shrinking sites. Website development help has arrived in the form of Scalable Internet Architectures.


I recommend this book for anyone who is managing an existing Internet infrastructure or planning to build the next big web fad. This book will help you avoid costly mistakes and structure your system so that it performs well at one thousand users as well as one million.

~ Cal Evans, from his Zend Developer Zone review.

If you’ve ever built a server farm, you’ll find the first few chapters easy going, but after that he dives into the technical details rapidly and lucidly. I recommend it highly.

~ Ben Laurie, from his review.

Visit the companion web site for the table of contents and sample chapters.