Twitter Scaling Solution Earns Reductive Labs $2 Million

Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Some current Puppet users include Twitter, Google, Digg, the New York Stock Exchange and Oracle. A full list of users is available on the Puppet Wiki. Jason Rojas, of Geni wrote, “We use Puppet to manage the configurations of all our Linux servers. With Puppet my build time is roughly 12-15 minutes to get a server ready for production.” When server configuration has been known to eat up the better part of a day, this is a considerable achievement. To learn more about the framework, check out John M. Willis’ Cloud Cafe podcast with Reductive Labs founder Luke Kanies. Or, to try your hand at Puppet, check out the language tutorial. Once a company gains widespread popularity, scaling is often its biggest problem. Public familiarity with the Twitter Fail Whale is our proof. To keep up with the pace of demand, many companies including Twitter have found unique and inexpensive ways to manage consumers transactions. One such solution, Puppet, just earned Reductive Labs a $2 million dollar Series A round with True Ventures. Puppet is an open source framework best known for helping businesses scale with scripts rather than staff. It ensures that multiple systems can automatically perform routine maintenance functions including adding users, installing packages and configuring servers. Puppet allows system administrators to monitor multiple machines across multiple operating systems and ensure that the lifeblood of major companies continues to pump. It is a declarative language that aids against preventable downtime, the need for redundant scripts and the cost of additional employees. Essentially companies get to work on the product, rather than the network. This is a particularly useful provisioning tool for those lacking the resources for a large operations team or software like BladeLogic BMC Service Automation. Unlike competitors, Puppet is free for commercial use and many believe that it’s a great way to standardize consistent processes across the cloud. Additionally, because the product is open source, users can add custom Ruby extensions. When ReadWriteWeb asked how the company would generate profit on a free product, Reductive Labs pointed towards its support services, employee training and future certifications. Tags:#start#startups dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market

#RonaldoErection! CR7’s statue with huge bulge sets Twitter abuzz

Cristiano Ronaldo strikes a pose alongside his life-size statue unveiled in Madeira IslandsThree days after its inauguration, a statue of Real Madrid’s Portuguese star striker Cristiano Ronaldo erected in his honour in his hometown in the Madeira Islands has generated a great deal of buzz for what looks like as a bulge in the statue’s pants.On Wednesday, several Portuguese newspapers collected dozens of comments about the bulge on the bronze, life-size statue, which was erected in his honour in the Portuguese city of Funchal near a museum dedicated to the player.The subject has also gone viral on social media, inspiring Twitter users to launch the hash tag “#RonaldoErection” for comment.Christiano Ronaldo’s dick got its own statue today. #RonaldoErection pic.twitter.com/upuJuT3Gj0 Scot Williams (@scotwilliams) December 21, 2014It was also discussed on Ronaldo’s official Facebook page, which published a photo of the player standing next to the statue on December 21.The statue weighs 800 kg with a height of 3.4 metres. Designed by artist Ricardo Madeira Veloso, it was inspired by Ronaldo’s stance before taking a free kick.They’ve unveiled a statue of Ronaldo in Madeira this morning. Looks like a GAA player from the 50s with an erection. pic.twitter.com/RNoJHorZJP Declan Varley (@declanvarley) December 21, 2014Despite the controversy, Ronaldo, who distanced himself from the subject, published Tuesday photos of himself taken during his vacation with his family.According to Portuguese media, Ronaldo has gone to Dubai to spend the Christmas holidays.