Your VM is unique, and now your Cloud Platform can be too

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Your VM is unique, and now your Cloud Platform can be too Back in the day when servers and workstations were roaring obelisks of cooling fans and sharp internal edges, hackers took great pride choosing components that best achieved their performance goals, even if that was to to play all levels of Wolfenstein 3D WITHOUT having to change disks (ok, that final level was totally [...]

Google’s Cloud SQL just optimized their MySQL offerings… again!

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Google's Cloud SQL just optimized their MySQL offerings... again! To my developer colleagues who often have worn a Sys-Admin hat and fired up Vim on a 'my.cnf' file, I know your pain! To eek out every drop of performance, competent review of your database settings is essential (and I stress competent). And what about High Availability requirements? Well, Google has optimized MySQL once again, putting [...]