Startupfest 2013 - Infrastructure at scale: best practices in scaling cloud architectures - Phil Jackson

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Beneath the covers of every great startup is a scalable infrastructure. It has to be resilient, flexible, and fast—but few founders think about architecture until they're in the middle of an …

Beneath the covers of every great startup is a scalable infrastructure. It has to be resilient, flexible, and fast—but few founders think about architecture until they're in the middle of an emergency, when it's too late. In this interactive, no-holds-barred workshop, Phil Jackson, Hardcore Technologist at SoftLayer—one of the biggest cloud platforms on the planet—dives into the design of good infrastructure.

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  • 1. Demystifying Scale Phil Jackson Development Community Advocate @underscorephil
  • 2. 100k servers 24k customers 23million domains
  • 3. http://www.houstonfreeways.com/images/desktop/retrospective/tr affic_jam_rita.jpg
  • 4. http://www.hdwallpapersplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/kangaroo1.jpg
  • 5. http://i.imgur.com/acIY35t.png
  • 6. Overly Complex
  • 7. Simplicity
  • 8. A system can be so simple that there are obviously no bugs, or it can be so complex that there are no obvious bugs…
  • 9. Bottlenecks
  • 10. Common User Interface and APIs x86 Pod Infrastructure x86 Pod Infrastructure x86 Pod Infrastructure Private CloudsPublic Cloud ServersDedicated Servers Proprietary Infrastructure Management System facilitates automation & orchestration Private network allows seamless communication across distributed environments TRTFTJ The Right Tool For The Job
  • 11. Scale: Horizontal & Vertical
  • 12. Scale: PODs • Portable Organizational Deployment POD A POD B POD C
  • 13. Disaster Recovery Highly Available Planning to Fail
  • 14. http://apex-2013-avia.blogspot.com/2013/02/what-do-you-get-when-you-cross-kangaroo.html
  • 15. Phil Jackson, Development Community Advocate pjackson@softlayer.com @underscorephil @SoftLayerDevs