Schedule: Operations sessions

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Location: Salons E-F
Luiz Barroso (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
Managing the energy-related costs of computing operations has become a first order concern for many organizations. In this talk Luiz Barroso will outline some of the important energy cost and usage trends in datacenter operations, and describe a few of the key areas where there is significant potential for efficiency improvements. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Jacob Rosenberg (AOL), Michael Gordon (Limelight Networks), Keith Oslakovic (Akamai Technologies), Laird Popkin (Pando Networks), Patrick Harr (Nirvanix)
Average rating: **...
(2.17, 6 ratings)
Most major web sites use Content Delivery Networks to deliver their experience but there is quite a bit of mystery and misinformation about how they work, how they differ, and why they’re so key to performance. This discussion brings together a panel of several experts in the technology, both vendors and major users, to address some of the misconceptions. Read more.
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Location: Salon E
Mandi Walls (Opscode)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
This talk focuses on tips for making application logs more useful to operations staff, particularly after a pager goes off at 3 a.m. We'll look at methods for managing logs, separating problems from metrics, and working with developers with a goal toward faster recovery after problems and automation of simple fixes. Read more.
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Location: Salon E
Brent Chapman (Great Circle Associates, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Have you ever wondered how fire departments organize themselves on the fly to deal with a major incident? How they effectively coordinate the efforts of multiple agencies? How they evolve the response as the incident changes? Brent Chapman will introduce the Incident Command System (ICS), and discuss how it can be applied to IT events, such as security incidents and service outages. Read more.
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Location: Salon E
Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.), Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard), Jeff Barr (Amazon Web Services), Jason Hoffman (Joyent, Inc.), Peter Nickolov (3TERA), Jonathan Bryce (Mosso, a division of Rackspace), Paul Colton (Aptana, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Moving into the Cloud is easy... if you know how to get off the ground. In this panel the leading providers of Infrastructure & Software-as-a-Service will discuss their similarities and unique advantages. The focus will be on which platforms are best suited to particular problems, what is required to get started, and what to expect as you grow.. Read more.
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Location: Salon E
Ken Cao (Microsoft Corporation)
You’ve seen how Google and Yahoo keep running 24/7, now it’s time to learn how Microsoft pulls it off…running Windows. This session will spill the beans on Microsoft’s Autopilot datacenter automation system and let you in on some of our future plans for running our ever-expanding server clusters Read more.
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Location: Salon E
Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard), Jayson Vantuyl (Engine Yard)
Vertebra is a next generation Cloud Computing Platform built with Erlang/Ruby and centered around Ejabberd and XMPP. Vertebra can be used for automating the cloud as well as for distributed real time application development. Read more.
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Location: Salon E
Sean Dawson (LinkedIn), Ruslan Belkin (LinkedIn)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The LinkedIn Communication Platform is built 100% on top of Java technologies and is responsible for handling all user communications and the distribution of network events. Learn about the architecture, implementation, and scalability challenges in building the communication platform for the world's largest and fastest growing professional networking service. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Domas Mituzas (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
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Location: Salons E-F
Rich Wolski (University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB))
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
In this talk, we will present Eucalyptus - an open source implementation of cloud computing that is interface compatible with Amazon.com's EC2. Read more.
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Location: Salons E-F
Simon Perkins (Simtec Limited)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
HttpWatch is a commercial HTTP viewer and debugger for Internet Explorer. It displays page level time charts allowing performance problems to be quickly pinpointed. Trace files can be recorded manually, automatically or using a programmatic interface. These file can then reviewed at a later date using a stand-alone viewer. Read more.
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Location: Salon E
Adam Jacob (Chef), Shayan Zadeh (Zoosk, Inc. ), Brian Moon (dealnews.com), Don MacAskill (SmugMug), John Allspaw (Etsy), Michael Halligan (DatacenterJunkie), Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Success comes suddenly, and often means scaling from tens of servers to thousands in a few hours. This panel will explore what happens when you get TechCrunched, Dugg, Slashdotted, and even "Oprahed"... all at once. The focus will be on what the traffic looks like, how you can do to prepare in advance, and what to do when it happens. Read more.
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Location: Salon E
Adam Bechtel (Yahoo!)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
As a web site scales, the plumbing (i.e., network) creates opportunities for performance gains. This session looks at evolving a web site's plumbing from a single location to a multinational network with anycast and caching services. Read more.
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Location: Salon E
David Ulevitch (OpenDNS)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
For most operators, BGP is black magic. So is scaling past a single datacenter. Not anymore. Using OpenDNS' global network as a real example you will get a complete picture of what's required to build and run a global fault-tolerant network spanning multiple datacenters. This includes how to load balance using standard routing protocols like OSPF and BGP (Anycast). Read more.
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Location: Salon E
Adam Jacob (Chef)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
By utilizing a demonstration company running in EC2, we'll show you what all the components of an automated infrastructure are, how they work together to solve real problems, and why they provide an important competitive advantage. Read more.
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Location: Salon E
Skye Rogers (UTi)
If your company is (or hopes to be) publicly traded, you're going to have to deal with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. This brief presentation will teach you how to use compliance requirements and process to improve existing operational issues. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Luke Kanies (Puppet Labs)
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(3.50, 2 ratings)
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  • Akamai
  • Google
  • Hyperic
  • Sun Microsystems
  • 3Tera, Inc
  • Coradiant
  • Keynote Systems
  • Limelight Networks, Inc.
  • OpSource
  • TechRepublic

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