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September 25, 2013

Mtg: Netflix: How It Works! (2 talks)

by @ 8:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications
 

WEDNESDAY October 9, 2013
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Stevan Vlaovic and Coburn Watson, Cloud Performance Engineering, Netflix
Time: Networking/food at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none ($5 requested for food)
Place: TI Conference Center Auditorium, Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.eventbrite.com/event/6708393987

Creating an Island of Utopian Agility and Availability Over Unknown Infrastructure
We have spent years striving to build perfect apps running on perfect kernels on perfect CPUs connected by perfect networks, but this utopia hasn’t really arrived. Instead we live in a dystopian world of buggy apps changing several times a day running on JVMs running on an old version of Linux running on Xen running on something not visible to us, that only exists for a few hours, connected by a network of unknown topology and operated by many layers of automation.  In this presentation, the speaker will discuss the new challenges and demands of living in this dystopian world of cloud-based services and will also give an overview of the Netflix open source cloud platform that is used to create an island of utopian agility and availability regardless of what is going on underneath.

Dynamic Scaling and Redundancy in Netflix
Moving to the Cloud introduced numerous challenges to performance and scalability for Netflix.  Through the use of dynamic scaling and appropriate levels of redundancy, Netflix was able to mitigate these risks.  In this presentation the speaker will cover details behind dynamic scaling, redundancy configuration, and the use of “bulkheads” to achieve our performance, reliability, and scalability goals.

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