Moving your web operations to the cloud means having less control over the way your website operates. Thatís not a bad thingóitís actually advantageous given todayís larger audiences and wider variety of mediaóbut in an era when reliability is key to user satisfaction, how can you manage performance when third-party services run your site?
In this O'Reilly report, author Andy Still points out:
- How the advantages of using cloud-based systems outweigh the disadvantages
- How you can closely monitor system elements that you donít control, with Real User Monitoring (RUM) and other tools
- How to use a CDN and cache data as close to users as possible
- How to architect your systems to gracefully handle potential cloud service failures