Announcements, New Features, and How Tos
Any Ubuntu 14.04 LTS users may have noticed that the provided libmemcached package doesn’t support SASL authentication. This is a major issue as it means that any memcache client that depends on libmemcached (which is a lot!) doesn’t work with MemCachier or similar services out-of-the-box as they can’t authenticate with our servers.
Today we officially launched on the Windows Azure Store! We’ve supported Windows Azure with MemCachier for a few weeks now but weren’t integrated into their store and management interface. After some hard work to upgrade our Haskell provisioning server, we’re now have full support for Windows Azure.
Now that MemCachier supports showing your cache statistics directly in your New Relic dashboard if you are a customer of both companies, there is a need to be able to find your New Relic license key. This is a 40 character long random string used for external services like MemCachier to send data to your dashboard.
MemCachier just became MemCachier with more graphs!
We took down our blog for a long time after we moved from our website being a modified Worpress installation, to a custom built Ruby-on-Rails job. Sadly, we never got around to putting it back up.
On the 12th of March between 2am and 11am PST MemCachier suffered a series of outages and performance problems for many of our production customers. This post briefly summarizes the cause of the problem and the actions that have been taken since to address it.
At 3:36pm PST we had a large number of failures across the board with our production cluster. We quickly found that a single machine (MC4) was responsible for this. We run a distributed cluster that scales extremely well but also ties many machines together such that a single failing machine can cause unresponsiveness though out a lot of the cluster. We are actively working on strategies to manage this coupling better.
MemCachier can now power your WordPress object cache thanks to a plugin Per Søderlind created. The WordPress object cache is used to cache computationally expensive operations such as complex database queries. By using Per’s MemCachier WordPress plugin, you can speed up page load times for your readers and get all the added benefits of using MemCachier to power your cache – easy setup, high availability, and an analytics dashboard.