Demystifying Scale
Phil Jackson
Development Community Advocate
@underscorephil
100k servers
24k customers
23million domains
http://www.houstonfreeways.com/images/desktop/retrospective/tr
affic_jam_rita.jpg
http://www.hdwallpapersplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/kangaroo1.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/acIY35t.png
Overly Complex
Simplicity
A system can be so simple that there are
obviously no bugs, or it can be so complex that
there are no obvious bugs…
Bottlenecks
Common User Interface and APIs
x86 Pod Infrastructure x86 Pod Infrastructure x86 Pod Infrastructure
Private CloudsPublic C...
Scale: Horizontal & Vertical
Scale: PODs
• Portable Organizational Deployment
POD A POD B POD C
Disaster Recovery
Highly Available
Planning to Fail
http://apex-2013-avia.blogspot.com/2013/02/what-do-you-get-when-you-cross-kangaroo.html
Phil Jackson, Development Community Advocate
pjackson@softlayer.com
@underscorephil
@SoftLayerDevs
 Startupfest 2013 - Infrastructure at scale: best practices in scaling cloud architectures - Phil Jackson
 Startupfest 2013 - Infrastructure at scale: best practices in scaling cloud architectures - Phil Jackson
 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 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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Startupfest 2013 - Infrastructure at scale: best practices in scaling cloud architectures - Phil Jackson

  1. 1. Demystifying Scale Phil Jackson Development Community Advocate @underscorephil
  2. 2. 100k servers 24k customers 23million domains
  3. 3. http://www.houstonfreeways.com/images/desktop/retrospective/tr affic_jam_rita.jpg
  4. 4. http://www.hdwallpapersplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/kangaroo1.jpg
  5. 5. http://i.imgur.com/acIY35t.png
  6. 6. Overly Complex
  7. 7. Simplicity
  8. 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. 9. Bottlenecks
  10. 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. 11. Scale: Horizontal & Vertical
  12. 12. Scale: PODs • Portable Organizational Deployment POD A POD B POD C
  13. 13. Disaster Recovery Highly Available Planning to Fail
  14. 14. http://apex-2013-avia.blogspot.com/2013/02/what-do-you-get-when-you-cross-kangaroo.html
  15. 15. Phil Jackson, Development Community Advocate pjackson@softlayer.com @underscorephil @SoftLayerDevs

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