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noise from a mozilla IT/Operations wrangler

Posts from May, 2008

Geo DNS or getting the bits closer to you.

The Mozilla community is blessed with a lot of freely donated bandwidth through our mirror network.  This network handles product downloads through bouncer and a subset of this handles, which carries contains Firefox, Thunderbird, Camino, Seamonkey, and Sunbird releases and Add-ons (and is huge, clocking in around 100-130G). is handled through round-robin DNS. … Read more

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Categories: load balancing, Mozilla, Networking

Storage VMotion rocks

Just got through a couple weeks of upgrading Mozilla’s entire VMware ESX infrastucture to 3.5 and I have to say, Storage VMotion is simply the coolest thing (well that and VMotion itself and DRS).  I feel like I’ll never need downtime anymore! But it’s not without its gripes.  Hey VMware – why didn’t you integrate… Read more


Categories: Mozilla