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Josep Blanquer

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Josep Blanquer
Chief Architect at RightScale
As chief architect at RightScale, Josep Blanquer collaborates closely with the engineering teams to ensure that RightScale is delivering a highly available, globally distributed service to our customers. Between that and his getting married recently, he's been so busy that he chose his doppelganger George Harrison to stand in for his head shot.

Articles by Josep Blanquer

RightScale Compute: How RightScale Architects Its Own Databases

Want a peek behind the scenes at how RightScale builds the tools that help organizations deploy and manage applications across public, private, and hybrid clouds? I'm RightScale's chief architect, and at RightScale Compute 2013 I'll be sharing that information in a session on Building RightScale's Globally Distributed Datastore, where you can learn how we use both relational and NoSQL databases...Read more

Recompiling Kernel Modules for EC2 Instances

Some time ago, I discovered that the version of the kernel that Amazon uses for its current infrastructure (linux 2.6.16) contains a bug in the lvm modules. This was a bummer to see since we are using LVM snapshotting facilities to realize sub-second database backups. The bug was only triggered under specific load conditions, but when we’re talking database backups nobody likes getting kernel...Read more