William Kay (journalist)

William Kay is a British financial and business journalist. William Kay grew up in central London where he attended St Marylebone School and Westminster City School. In 1965 he was awarded an Open Styring Scholarship to read Philosophy and Economics at The Queen's College, Oxford. In 1968 he received a BA and subsequently a MA, he attended UCLA's Professional Screenwriting course in 2014-15, its Advanced Screenwriting course in 2017. In 2006 Kay accepted an invitation to emigrate to the United States as "an alien of extraordinary ability", he became a US citizen in 2011. He lives in Pasadena, where until 2013 he continued to write a weekly financial advice column for The Sunday Times of London, now writes obituaries of British and American business figures for The Times of London, he lives with Lynne Bateson a journalist, has two adult sons and Ben, two grandchildren and Indiana. Kay was on the staffs of the London Evening Standard and the now-defunct London Evening News in the early years of his career, has been freelancing, writing books and working for UK national newspapers since then.

The British edition of Who's Who records that William Kay has been the City Editor, Financial Editor, Money Editor or Personal Finance Editor of five British newspapers: The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday and Mail on Sunday. Kay has worked on the Daily Telegraph and the short-lived NOW! news magazine. In 2009 Kay published his first novel, Pasadena Parade, a murder mystery set in Pasadena, California, he has subsequently written two screenplays based on that book, another half-dozen screenplays since then. 2002: Wincott Foundation, Personal Financial Journalist of the Year Award. 2005: Headline Money, Columnist of the Year Award. 2005: Association of British Insurers, Lifetime Achievement Award. 2013: "The Tao of Comedy" by Bobbie Oliver. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-4826-4074-8. 2009: Pasadena Parade, a novel. Booksurge. ISBN 978-1-4392-5112-6. 1999: Lord of the Dance, the story of Sir Gerry Robinson. Orion. ISBN 0-7528-1048-0. 1994: The Bosses: The Growth Industries of the Future and the Men Who Lead Them.

London: Piatkus. ISBN 978-0-7499-1358-8. 1993:. Charity Appeals: The Complete Guide to Success, by Marion Allford Dent. JM Dent in association with the Institute of Fundraising Managers. Paperback: ISBN 978-0-460-86191-5. 1991: The City and the Single European Market. New York: Woodhead-Faulkner. ISBN 0-85941-662-3. 1990: Clay and Wheble's Modern Merchant Banking: A Guide to the Workings of the Accepting Houses of the City of London and Their Services to Industry and Commerce. Abington, Cambridge: Woodhead-Faulkner. ISBN 978-0-85941-602-3. 1989: Nightmare: Ernest Saunders and the Guinness Affair, by James Saunders. Arrow Books. ISBN 0-09-974480-5. 1987: Battle for the High Street. London: Piatkus. ISBN 978-0-86188-621-0. 1987: The Stock Exchange: a Marketplace for Tomorrow. London: Sterling. Folio: ISBN 0-902570-30-7. 1986: The Big Bang: An Investor's Guide to the Changing City. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 978-0-297-78984-0. 1985: Tycoons: Where They Came From and How They Made it. Salem, New Hampshire: Salem House.

ISBN 978-0-88162-159-4. 1983: A-Z Guide to Money. London: Constable. ISBN 0-09-467160-5

Hybrid Web Cluster

Hybrid Web Cluster is a software product developed by Hybrid Logic Ltd. a Bristol, United Kingdom based company. The software is designed to provide commodity web hosting in a distributed and fault-tolerant manner on a cluster of either real physical servers or virtual cloud computing infrastructure server instances. Runs standard LAMP stack web applications. Works on real hardware and virtualized cloud computing infrastructure. Has a configurable level of replication redundancy. Enables instant and automatic scalability; this software splits each website and database into individual units of work - the load generated by each is monitored and the cluster automatically and transparently transfers websites and databases between cluster nodes such that no single node is overloaded. A single website can go from having no load at all to requiring its own dedicated web and database servers within seconds. Only one server is live for a particular website or database at any one time, enabling existing applications to run un-modified just as they would on commodity shared web hosting.

The upper bound on the scalability of this system is that no single website can utilise more than two servers at once - under this condition all standard LAMP applications will run unmodified. However, it is possible to scale beyond this limit via the use of multi-master database replication - this requires that applications store all variable state information within a database - the database can be live on many servers, the web application itself must remain static and can be served from as many nodes in the cluster as required, it is possible to specify a redundancy invariant - this sets the number of machines in the cluster that should hold a copy of each website or database. By default this number is set to 2, this means that under normal operation all data will be held on at least two cluster nodes at any one time. If a cluster node fails, the system acts to automatically recover its data and resume web hosting within 15 seconds; this is achieved using the filesystem snapshotting capabilities of ZFS.

Hybrid Web Cluster began beta testing in September 2010. HybridCluster 2.0 was released on 1 May 2013. Cloud computing Cloud platform Cloud infrastructure ElasticHosts Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Rackspace Cloud GoGrid FlexiScale Official site Development blog