Box Tech Talk: Infrastructure at Scale

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Infrastructure at Scale

By Dave Apgar of Square

Many operations teams are tasked with competing goals of quickly delivering reliable infrastructure and also ensuring high uptime for all infrastructure components. By the time an organization has more than 50,000 hosts, this process is very well defined, usually the result of some very expensive mistakes made along the way. The purpose of this talk is to share best practices and lessons learned as we have scaled many organizations from tens to thousands of servers. Dave will ask, and answer, questions like:

  • How & what should we automate?
  • What metrics matter?
  • When does change control process become important?

Dave will also talk about when and how to automate, why data is hard, why time matters, and many other details that are often overlooked at the early phases of scaling.

6:00PM - Registration + Dinner

6:30PM - Presentation

7:15PM - Networking

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Note: Parking will be available on the street and next door at 4410 El Camino Real

About Dave Apgar

Dave Apgar works for Square as a Production Engineer and iOS developer, focusing on system automation, monitoring, scalability, and performance. Prior to Square he worked at Yahoo! as High Availability Architect and lead developer on Yahoo!'s global server load balancing platform.


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