Published: Jun 24 2008 / 09:36
They scaled Bumpersticker by not using disks, making the dynamic content as static as possible, and pushing the content close to the client with F5. This kind of architecture is how scaling web applications has been done since long before Rails came to be. You can do it in PHP, Java etc. etc. Linkedin realized the only way to scale Rails was to use it as little as possible to serve their requests.
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