Basics of Distributed Configuration Management

As systems become both more complex and more resilient it is becoming increasingly important to provide distributed configuration and coordination services to a plethora of agents (coded in various languages and paradigms) across a businesses framework. Consequently providing appropriate tooling, in various languages, has become a central task in many environments for operation success. Quick […]

It’s Good to Be Odd (and > 1)

[Originally published 09/24/2018] In terms of distributed systems there has been an evolution from simply marshaling resources of multiple devices (usually lower-end or commodity hardware) to actively controlling entire ecosystems of related processes and assets across multiple datacenters and types. In its earliest form, a distributed system was basically a cluster. While the term cluster […]