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The company that created RethinkDB is closing down…

The company that created RethinkDB is closing down. We’ll see more of this in the coming year or so. rethinkdb.com/blog/rethinkdb…

Excellent advice for “old” Programmers as well as…

Excellent advice for “old” Programmers as well as us “old” System & Network Admins. twitter.com/siggsau/status…

Good expose of the Linux /proc filesystem in the c…

Good expose of the Linux /proc filesystem in the context of the ps command. fredrb.github.io/2016/10/01/Und…

Good detailed info on the .NET GC & getting pe…

Good detailed info on the .NET GC & getting performance (via caching) out of .NET Clusters. productiverage.com/when-a-disk-ca…

Part of Twitter’s own deploy methodology late 2016…

Part of Twitter’s own deploy methodology late 2016. blog.twitter.com/2016/how-twitt…

JustWatch CTO discusses PostgreSQL performance deb…

JustWatch CTO discusses PostgreSQL performance debugging & remedies. “justwatch.com/blog/post/debu…

Beagle Board have released a new wifi & blueto…

Beagle Board have released a new wifi & bluetooth included board, the BeagleBone Black Wireless. beagleboard.org/blog/2016-09-2…

RT @AARNet: We’re hiring! Seeking a Software Engin…

RT @AARNet: We’re hiring! Seeking a Software Engineer – can be based in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. More here: ow.ly/ZWiH304DK6J

2016’s Great Leap Forward

We’ve been busy this year releasing a number of new products and functionalities for our VPS range of services (“Runtime Billing” (pay by the hour, charged in 15 min increments), Cloud VPS Plans with “Resource Pools” for multi-VPS provisioning), Automatic Provisioning of Orders for some VPS Plans and more) and now we’re adding to our Sydney POP with more rack space and capacity in the Equinix SY1 Data Centre in Sydney.

This will allow for some rapid upgrades of VPS Nodes that will facilitate the release of more VPS features, so while there will be some downtime scheduled for a few older nodes, this will be managed to be of minimal impact to customers on those few nodes, and will provide benefits going forward that’ll make the short downtime worthwhile.

This work will mostly be completed in October, with new features and functionality released in November and onwards and we’ll use our established methodology of Weekly Maintenance windows and Scheduled Data Centre Maintenance Notices to get this physical work done.

FYI and looking forward to this, regards,
Richard.

PS: Some will note that we were planning/expecting to open our Adelaide POP this year, but with little customer demand for it and with the NBN showing its long-expected effect on the domestic connectivity market, further expansion of our Sydney capacity is warranted before more domestic POPs nowadays.

Microsoft & some big US banks release Azure Bl…

Microsoft & some big US banks release Azure Blockchain as a Service. news.microsoft.com/2016/09/27/mic…

Take a tour of Microsoft’s latest new Data Centers…

Take a tour of Microsoft’s latest new Data Centers. nextplatform.com/2016/09/26/rar…

Github starts to outline some of the technology be…

Github starts to outline some of the technology behind its new Load Balancers. githubengineering.com/introducing-gl…

Google open sources their image captioning model t…

Google open sources their image captioning model that uses TensorFlow. research.googleblog.com/2016/09/show-a…

Build a cheap robot and process its camera input u…

Build a cheap robot and process its camera input using Tensorflow. oreilly.com/learning/how-t… Lots of good info here on “maker” robotics.

“When the first AI runs for President on a ticket…

“When the first AI runs for President on a ticket of pure efficacy, how will you vote?” twitter.com/siggsau/status…

CouchDB 2.0 is released. https://t.co/5Xm6qwZeJs

CouchDB 2.0 is released. blog.couchdb.org/2016/09/20/2-0/

pgslice “Postgres partitioning as easy as pie” htt…

pgslice “Postgres partitioning as easy as pie” github.com/ankane/pgslice

Much better FPS Bots coming up! https://t.co/UphdV…

Much better FPS Bots coming up! arxiv.org/abs/1609.05521 “Playing FPS Games with Deep Reinforcement Learning”

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