I'd love to pay someone who has serious scaling experience to talk with me about how to plan for scaling. I'm developing a network of applications in Rails that could see tens of millions of users. I'm in way over my head, so I'd like to talk to someone who's been through it before. I want to know: - how to architect applications to scale smoothly - how to manage the growth in hardware - whether it's a bad idea to go with Rails at all. I'm not really sure where to start looking though. Are there people or companies in the community who consult on these topics? And while we're on it, are there companies that offer part-time sysadmin services for Rails stacks?
on 2008-12-30 06:52
on 2008-12-30 09:43
you could try and start looking for something like this: http://en.oreilly.com/rails2008/public/schedule/detail/1918 http://www.slideshare.net/jweiss/skalieren-von-rai...
on 2008-12-30 15:29
If I were in your shoes (and had at least some money to spend, which it sounds like you do) I would get some consulting from http://www.engineyard.com/ and/or http://www.rightscale.com/, at the least. (Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with either company, and in fact have never done business with them. Just know them by reputation.) dwh
on 2008-12-30 15:46
Could you tell me in detail that, what kind of applications you are interested in? Thanks & Regards, Shahroon Ali Khan