Data Center Heatmap
At Automattic, our systems team manages over 10,000 physical servers located across 30 data centers on 6 continents. As our compute density has increased from 24 CPU threads/RU in 2013 to 128 CPU threads/RU in 2022 the maximum thermal thresholds have decreased. Older, less powerful servers could operate with inlet air temperatures up to 42C…
We enabled TLSv1.3 support on the WordPress.com API today and it’s already 50% of total traffic.
David Newman Scale Conf
Earlier this year, my colleague David Newman gave a great talk about the systems that power WordPress.com and our container-based VIP platform at ScaleConf in Cape Town, South Africa.
Netflow and Logstash
Today, one of our network engineers, Chris Laffin, published a great post on the WordPress.com Developer Blog about how we use open source tools to analyze netflow data for our ever-growing global anycast network.
dotScale 2013 MySQL Talk
In June, I gave a talk at the dotScale conference in Paris about WordPress.com’s MySQL database architecture and infrastructure. The video is now online: