Josh Symonds

Josh Symonds

Josh Symonds is Director of Infrastructure at M1 Finance and founder and CTO of Symonds & Son. He is a security and devops expert, specializing in cloud infrastructure and cluster administration.


Engineering

Microservices, Monoliths, and Self-Contained Systems: Time to Break it Down [Infographic]

Is your application too difficult to manage? Do changes take dozens of developers hundreds of hours to execute, and frequently result in downtime across all your site’s functions? It sounds like you have a monolith! A monolith is one of the three main software architectures that define most applications. Whether you’ve intentionally set out to […]




Engineering

Does Your DevOps Department Need More Attention? [Infographic]

There are some big red flags that signify your DevOps department needs an overhaul. Your deployment process seems to take forever. It only work from a few developers’ computers. It’s different for each server you deploy to. Sound familiar? Luckily the warning signs of a DevOps department in need of help are pretty easy to […]




Engineering

This Is How Amazon’s Servers Rarely Go Down [Infographic]

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s best-in-class cloud services offering, had downtime of only 2.5 hours in 2015. You may think their uptime of 99.9997 percent had something to do with an engineering team of hundreds, a budget of billions, or dozens of data centers across the globe—but you’d be wrong. Amazon’s website, video, and music […]