Separating data from functionality is one of the tricks to speedier applications, since it allows accessing the right content at the right time. Partitioning data cleverly presents several challenges and requires a unique combination of architecture, DevOps, development, and testing skills. Unless you have such a Swiss Army knife on your team (and are not afraid of the bus factor), you’ll want to learn how Tekkie does it.
I share a solution to content snapshotting, distribution, and caching in a silo-based architecture involving tens of machines, walking you through the problems encountered and solutions I came up with. You’ll leave knowing how to automate content distribution on individual nodes and warm-up caches, all while keeping your website permanently online.