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Slicing the cloud

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It goes without saying that we are constantly looking for ways to perfect Relenta. We want the best speed and uptime for you, reduced costs and maintenance for us, and peace of mind for all. Greedy? Unrealistic? Impossible? These words aren’t in our vocabulary.

Sergey Gondrya CTO at Relenta

Sergey Gondrya, CTO at Relenta

To our astonishment, we quickly found the perfect solution that meets our seemingly conflicting requirements (its name is Slicehost). On the other hand, convincing ourselves that this is the right choice took quite a bit of time. And that’s what this post is all about.

“We” really means Sergey Gondrya, Relenta’s CTO and system architect extraordinaire. I just wrote it all down.

We’ll start with our wish list, talk about the Relenta system architecture, the process of elimination we went through, and the tests we ran to justify our decision.

What matters to us

Because Relenta hosts your email and sensitive business data, we take availability, security, and performance much more seriously than providers of less mission-critical software services might be able to afford.

As Winston Churchill, we are “easily satisfied with the very best.” Here is our wish list. In no particular order, we want to…

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Written by Dmitri Eroshenko

March 13th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

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