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DigitalOcean, Networking and
ThousandEyes
Luca Salvatore
Network Engineering Manager
About Me
• NetEng Manager @ DigitalOcean
• Australian
• Moved to NY last year
• Been proving “it’s not network” for 10+ ye...
Two Truths and a Lie
Broke both wrists
at the same time
riding a BMX
Had a pet kangaroo
named Skippy
Represented
Australia...
DigitalOcean - Simple Cloud Hosting
DigitalOcean - Locations
Networking at DigitalOcean
• Team of 5 Net Engineers
(We’re Hiring)
• What we do
• How we do it
• Our SDN plans
• Automati...
Challenges
• Scale – Pushing switches to their limits
• Deployment – How to build DCs quickly
• Internet stability – It’s ...
Why ThousandEyes?
• How we deployed it
• Before and After
• All new visibility
• Improved Support
• Less interrupts
• Aler...
Remember, It’s never the network
But sometimes it is…..
Sometimes issues are less obvious...
Sometimes, wtf?
Easy to see…
Final Thoughts
• Cloud computing is here to stay
• Automation is necessary
• Customers are sensitive
• Visibility is key
•...
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Scaling Cloud Networking at DigitalOcean from ThousandEyes Connect

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Luca Salvatore, Network Engineering Manager at DigitalOcean, presents how the cloud IaaS company monitors and maintains their rapidly scaling network and data centers.

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Scaling Cloud Networking at DigitalOcean from ThousandEyes Connect

  1. 1. DigitalOcean, Networking and ThousandEyes Luca Salvatore Network Engineering Manager
  2. 2. About Me • NetEng Manager @ DigitalOcean • Australian • Moved to NY last year • Been proving “it’s not network” for 10+ years
  3. 3. Two Truths and a Lie Broke both wrists at the same time riding a BMX Had a pet kangaroo named Skippy Represented Australia in Shotput and Discus
  4. 4. DigitalOcean - Simple Cloud Hosting
  5. 5. DigitalOcean - Locations
  6. 6. Networking at DigitalOcean • Team of 5 Net Engineers (We’re Hiring) • What we do • How we do it • Our SDN plans • Automation is awesome • Network Tends • Wanna peer?
  7. 7. Challenges • Scale – Pushing switches to their limits • Deployment – How to build DCs quickly • Internet stability – It’s not always great • Latency – It matters • Packet loss – It matters more • DDoS – bots, bots and more bots
  8. 8. Why ThousandEyes? • How we deployed it • Before and After • All new visibility • Improved Support • Less interrupts • Alerting when things are really bad • Reporting for the Execs
  9. 9. Remember, It’s never the network
  10. 10. But sometimes it is…..
  11. 11. Sometimes issues are less obvious...
  12. 12. Sometimes, wtf?
  13. 13. Easy to see…
  14. 14. Final Thoughts • Cloud computing is here to stay • Automation is necessary • Customers are sensitive • Visibility is key • Support is key-er • Share the tools • Winter is coming

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