Toni Akinwumi 06/14/2017

We're Headed to the Velocity San Jose Conference

If you’re headed to Velocity, happening June 20 to 22 in San Jose, come say hello! We’re excited to have two talks from our production engineering team.  

Scriptable load balancers - Emil Stolarsky and Justin Li

  • Flash sales have been a prominent marketing tool to get a high volume of customers in a short period of time. From people rushing to the Kylie Cosmetics store, to the much anticipated Cyber Monday deals. A tool we use to manage these activities are scriptable load balancers. This tool works with Nginx and LuaJIT via OpenResty to quickly handle difficult infrastructural problems that can occur.  

Emil and Justin will run through how scriptable load balancers allow us to deal with flash sales, DDoS attacks, and solve sharding data centers.

Wednesday, June 21, 11:25 am to 12:05 pm - Location: LL21 C/D 

Genesis: Automation data center management - David Radcliffe

  • Automation is essential to increasing the speed of capacity management. In previous years a Google sheet was used to keep track of our data centers, until we adopted Tumblr’s Collins, an inventory management tool. A hack day project During the presentation, David will explore some of the tools, such as Genesis, for a faster automation of our data centers.  

Thursday, June 22, 1:15 pm to 1:55 pm - Location: LL21 C/D 

See you there! And to whet your appetite, here's a video from one of our speakers last year, Flo Weingarten, talking about our multitenant architecture across multiple data centres!