Author Bio
Sean Hull
Sean Hull is the founder and senior consultant at Heavyweight Internet Group in New York. He has over two decades' experience as a technology consultant, adviser, author, speaker, and entrepreneur, working with clients such as Nielsen, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, NBC Universal, iVillage, Zagat Survey, Rent the Runway, ideeli, and Kaplan Test Prep. These hypergrowth companies each handle up to 50 million unique pageviews per month. That tremendous traffic presents website scalability, performance, business continuity, security, and data architecture challenges. Sean's specialties include MySQL and Linux performance and Amazon EC2 deployments. He can be reached at or the iHeavy Blog.

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