FreeBSD ZFS Boot Environments

FreeBSD has spent the last few years implementing awesome Solaris-based features such as DTrace and ZFS. Here at Wayfair, we use FreeBSD on our servers and our development environments. As a security engineer for Wayfair, I’m tasked with many fun projects. I get to test out different configurations and applications…

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Wayfair Code Deployment, Part 3

If you haven’t already read the overview of our deployment system or the architecture of our deployment server you might want to check those posts out first. In this article I will discuss how we deploy code in a unique way that gives us all the flexibility of the symlink…

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Eric Ries and the Lean Startup

Last January Eric Ries was kind enough to host a continuous deployment breakfast at Wayfair. It was a great discussion, and we were happy to learn that we have independently arrived at similar conclusions over the last 9 years, and built a system that aligns closely with some of the…

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Wayfair Code Deployment, Part 2

The architecture of the deployment system In the last post I explained our deployment system goals and the basic architecture. Now that stage is set, let’s get into the details of the architecture from the deployment server perspective. As we designed the deployment server we wanted to keep the interface…

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