Ershad Kunnakkadan of BigBinary was our guest in this episode. We discussed best practices of managing infrastructure resources. Ershad tells us about how he reduced infrastructure cost by applying a few simple techniques.

  • Using suitable MongoDB hosting service.
  • Efficient use of Cloudfront and CDN for content distribution and caching.
  • Securing web applications using WAF.
  • Rate-limiting using rack-attack gem.
  • Auto-scaling applications using CloudWatch metrics.