WordPress.com DDoS Details
As you may have heard, on March 3rd and into the 4th, 2011, WordPress.com was targeted by a rather large Distributed Denial of Service Attack. I am part of the systems and infrastructure team at Automattic and it is our team’s responsibility to a) mitigate the attack, b) communicate status updates and details of the…
Dell MD3000 Multipath on Debian
We are in the process of deploying some new infrastructure to store the 150+GB of new content (media only, not including text) uploaded to WordPress.com daily. After some searching and testing, we have decided to use the open source software MogileFS developed in part by our friends at Six Apart. Our initial deployment is going…
I have uploaded my slides from WordCamp NYC and WordCamp Orlando to Slideshare. Check ’em out!
Looking for WordPress geniuses
If you are attending WordCamp NYC this year and have ever upgraded WordPress, please consider volunteering for an hour at the Genius Bar.
Systems Q&A at WordCamp Dev Day
Yesterday we had a session about scaling, servers, and WordPress at the 1st WordPress Developer Day in San Francisco. We used a P2 blog on WordPress.com which allowed people to ask questions and then Demitrious, Chris, and I answered them. I went back and posted some follow up answers which means that the site will…