On a Cloud: Entropy & Precision Scheduling
Cloud: High Entropy Systems
A mad dash through computer history, and onto why high entropy systems work well in cloud environments. I outline a few reasons why entropy is important and summarize why as an industry are looking at breaking down systems into small pieces, such as the introduction of micro-services.
And a couple real world cases as to why it might be better to start looking at your systems through a high entropy lens.
Queue: On Time
During my time working with software systems I have come across business cases that need to have action taken at very specific time frames. Most recently I was able to solve this with the use of Service Bus Queues, and some buffering techniques. This has been distilled in the Open Source project I have listed below.
For more information check on these Open Source projects on GitHub
- Azure Storage: https://github.com/jefking/King.Service
- Service Bus: https://github.com/jefking/King.Service.ServiceBus
These are also available for download via NuGet
- Azure Storage: https://www.nuget.org/packages/King.Service
- Service Bus: https://www.nuget.org/packages/King.Service.ServiceBus