Posts in category 'infrastructure'


How to Determine Maximum Heap Size

What is a good way to determine the maximum heap size a virtual machine (VM) should be allocated in production? A simple but flawed approach is to simply start with an initial size and increase it by 50% to 100% whenever it runs out of memory. While this might be acceptable for test environments, incurring […]

Digital Disaster: Preparing for a Hard Drive Crash

Digital data is growing in importance not just in the workplace, but also at home. We correspond by email, take digital pictures and videos, and maintain digital music collections. All this valuable digital content and more is stored on your computer’s hard drive. Hard drives are delicate mechanical devices with a finite lifespan. A quick […]