RailsLab Developing for Performance: Application Server Provisioning and Tuning
There’s tons of information out there for Rails developers, but help for Ops teams is seemingly a bit thin. Scaling with hardware is a common approach, however hardware alone cannot scale an application. (It’s also an expensive approach.) Bayard Carlin, New Relic’s Director of Technical Operations, walks us through the steps New Relic made to tune their app servers for maximum efficiency. Bayard presents us with some tips and tricks to maximize the efficiency of your current app servers and continue tuning and tweaking them as your application grows.