Future of Web Apps

I’m pleased to announce that subject to the ink drying on the paper, XCalibre (with FlexiScale) will be a gold sponsor at this October’s Future of Web Apps (FoWA). We were very impressed by FoWA & Carson Systems (the organisers of FoWA and other conferences), and are happy to be working with them on this conference.
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You would think the Education Authority would learn…

Ok, that subject line is probably a little unfair, but as you can probably tell by now if you’re an avid reader of this blog (who am I kidding!), I like punchy subject lines.

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FlexiScale Update, Mmmm, Coffee & Cheese

I haven’t forgotten about posting about the future of the platform, but I thought I’d put out a mention to one of the first customers of FlexiScale, who we were able to solve a significant problem for, and very easily as well.
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It’s alive!

Ok, my last post was a little long, so I’ll try and keep this one slightly easier to read.

After coming up with the idea for what is now FlexiScale, we sat on it for about 18 months or so, because some of the key technologies we needed didn’t exist (Hardware based VT Support etc). Late 2005 we started examining the various technologies that were then becoming available (Xen etc), and then in early 2006 started work on building the platform.
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My Crazy Ideas, The Slashdot effect & Car Racing….

Back in 2004, January 11th to be exact, a website we hosted on one of our shared webservers got mentioned on Slashdot, and promptly caused the webserver in question to be completely overloaded, as 10’s of 1000’s of people tried to access it (to make matters worse, it was very image heavy as well!).
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