Tiny Book Review: "Building Scalable Web Sites"
Author: Cal Henderson Amazon link
Synopsis: lots of what I learned at work over the last 10 years or so in one nice compact book plus:
iostat -c iostat -dx slurm
LVS as alternative to F5 etc
Ganglia: high-level monitor
Buy this book and you might not need a chief architect. Ha ha! Just kidding! Don't fire me!