Velocity News and Coverage

See also News & Coverage from the 2010 edition of Velocity.

Handling Black Friday Traffic Spikes

[datacenterknowledge.com]
by Rich Miller   Nov. 27, 2009
In this presentation from O'Reilly's Velocity 09 conference, Brian Moon of DealNews discusses ways to manage both seasonal traffic peaks and spikes from unexpected events... read more

Velocity OLC in December

[stevesouders.com]
by Steve Souders  Nov. 13, 2009
The in-person Velocity conference is slated for June 22-24, 2010 in Santa Clara. But you don't have to wait until then to whet your performance and operations appetite. On December 8 (less than 4 weeks from now!) the first Velocity Online Conference will be held... read more

News Release: O'Reilly Velocity Conference Gathers Web Performance and Operations Experts

[O'Reilly News ]
by Maureen Jennings  Jul 16, 2009  

Top Experts in Web Performance and Operations Draw High Turnout O'Reilly Velocity Conference Shows How to Achieve Website Speed and Reliability

Sebastopol, CA, July 16, 200 - The second year of the O'Reilly Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference drew more than 700 web developers and experts, a larger group than attended last year's, to San Jose June 22-24, 2009. They came to Velocity to pose their toughest questions to the people doing the best performance and operations work in the world. "The fact that attendance has surpassed last year says something about the growing importance of this new field," said O'Reilly Media founder and CEO, Tim O'Reilly... read more

RedMonk: Hacking Big Data - Jeff Hammerbacher on Hadoop & Cloudera

[redmonk.com]
by Michael Cote  Jul. 09, 2009
While at Velocity 2009 this year, I had the chance to sit down and talk with Cloudera's Jeff Hammerbacher. We talked all about Hadoop, how it's used, and how the company he's at, Cloudera, is fitting into the Hadoop community... read more

Data Center Knowledge: Yahoo Unstealths Its Data Center Efficiency

[Data Center Knowledge]
by Rich Miller   Jun. 24, 2009
When it comes to data center efficiency, Yahoo has maintained a lower profile than rivals Google and Microsoft. But the Yahoo team is building a compelling data center story of its own, with innovations in cooling design and energy efficiency ratings approaching the best that Google has achieved. Yahoo's Adam… read more

techpulse360.com: Google Shares Secrets To Speed The Web, Unveils New Speed Site

[techpulse360.com]
by Jean-Baptiste Su  Jun. 24, 2009
What if Web browsing was as fast as flipping through a magazine? Well that's the dream that Google's Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer shared this morning with the attendees of O'Reilly's Velocity conference... read more

A Really Great Conference - O'Reilly Velocity - Want Performance?

[cfwhisperer.com]
by Mike Brunt  Jun. 29, 2009
I won't go on again waxing too lyrically about the O'Reilly Velocity conference but I fully recommend all who read this post to go and attend the conference, if it occurs again next year. What I thought might be of use is to go through some of the products and… read more

Web Host Industry Review: Yahoo Reveals Data Center Efficiency Details

[thewhir.com]
by David Hamilton  Jun. 25, 2009
Among other major data center builders, Google and Microsoft, that have been known to maintain secrecy over their data center efficiency, the most secretive of them all, Yahoo, has revealed a number of innovations in cooling design and energy efficiency ratings, and they fall in the same ball park as… read more

Nelz's Blog: Velocity Conference Recap

[Nelz's Blog]
by nelz9999  Jun. 25, 2009
These are the notes I collected (and found interesting) during my day at the Velocity Conference . General Themes. I had never heard of it before, but almost every single presenter referenced Ganglia as a de-facto monitoring system. ... read more

Blog Archive: Velocity 09

[antennasoft.net]
by robcee  Jun. 29, 2009
Last week Honza and I went to San Jose, CA for Velocity 09 to hang out and take in some of the excellent presentations taking place there. I can say without hyperbole that this was the best conference I've attended. ... read more

bestechvideos.com: Velocity 09: Exhibit Hall Walkabout: Tech Videos, Screencasts ...

[bestechvideos.com]
by Dmytro Shteflyuk  Jun. 28, 2009
Program chairs Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders visit with Velocity Conference participants during the Exhibit Hall reception. Filmed by Jaimey Walking Bear. Created by VelocityConf. read more

webperformanceinc.com: Velocity Conference - Business Impact of Performance

[webperformanceinc.com]
by Chris  Jun. 23, 2009
One of the opening sessions was a joint session with engineers from Microsoft Live Search (Bing) and Google Search…yes, they were together on the same stage :> Both organizations wanted to measure the effects of performance on the ... read more

O'Reilly Radar: Velocity and the Bottom Line

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Steve Souders  Jul. 02, 2009
Velocity 2009 took place last week in San Jose, with Jesse Robbins and I serving as co-chairs. Back in November 2008, while we were planning Velocity, I said I wanted to highlight "best practices in performance and operations that improve the user experience as well as the company's bottom line." Much of… read more

Adrian Cockcroft's Blog: Velocity conference summary

[Adrian Cockcroft's Blog]
by Adrian Cockcroft  Jul. 02, 2009
Steve Souders writes a good summary of the Velocity Conference. I'd like to present something next year, I have a few ideas already, and have been inspired to try some latency testing projects at work. Posted by Adrian Cockcroft at 7:37 ... read more

Stubbornella: The Year of Business Metrics: Don't make your users run away!

[Stubbornella.org]
by Nicole  Jun. 27, 2009
A marked change has occurred since the first Velocity Conference a year ago, and while the effects are not yet obvious, they will be. The web is still slow, but we have something now, that we didn't a year ago: business metrics. ... read more

Ajaxian: Velocity Conference Videos and Slides

[Ajaxian]
by Dion Almaer   Jun. 27, 2009
Steve Souders has a wrap up on the Velocity conference that he co-chaired. He links to his favourite content from the show, which contains a lot of Ajax related work. It was really good to hear snippets form the show such as Eric Lawrence of Microsoft saying "we hope to… read more

AntennaSoft.com: Velocity 09

[AntennaSoft]
by robcee  Jun. 29, 2009
Last week Honza and I went to San Jose, CA for Velocity 09 to hang out and take in some of the excellent presentations taking place there. I can say without hyperbole that this was the best conference I've attended. ... read more

Web Performance: Velocity Conference - Day 3 | Load Testing Blog

[Web Performance]
by chris  Jun. 26, 2009
A great deal of time at the Velocity Conference has been spent on client-side performance optimization. This encompasses changes to the page structure and sub-elements to speed the delivery of a usable page to the user. ... read more

Web Performance: Velocity Conference - Business Impact of Performance

[Web Performance]
by chris  Jun. 23, 2009
One of the opening sessions was a joint session with engineers from Microsoft Live Search (Bing) and Google Search…yes, they were together on the same stage :> Both organizations wanted to measure the effects of performance on the ... read more

Web Admin Blog: Velocity 2009: The Web Performance and Operations Conference ...

[Web Admin Blog]
by Ernest  Jun. 23, 2009
You're in luck! Peco and I are attending Velocity 2009 and we'll be taking notes and blogging about the conference. You can see what to expect by going back... read more

Code Flickr Developer Blog: Slides from Velocity 2009

[Code Flickr]
by paul  Jun. 26, 2009
At Flickr Engineering our favorite thing is rainbows. But fast stable websites come a pretty close second. So last week some of us drove down to San Jose to take part in the 2009 O'Reilly Velocity conference. ... read more

Data Center Knowledge: Velocity: Flickr on Devs, Ops and Teamwork

[DataCenterKnowledge.com]
by Rich Miller  Jun. 25, 2009
There were many excellent presentations at the Velocity 2009 conference this week in San Jose, Calif. But the one that generated the most buzz was a talk by John Allspaw and Paul Hammond of the Flickr team at Yahoo ... read more

GadgetEffect: Google To Speed Up The Web

[GadgetEffect.com]
by Eric Foor  Jun. 25, 2009
At the O'Reilly Velocity Conference, Richard Rabbat (product manager for the project) said that the web development community will need to tackle the speed of page-loads, the efficiency of better browsers and making broadband accessible ... read more

Nelz' Blog : Ignite Velocity

[Nelz' Blog]
by Nelz  Jun. 25, 2009
Ignite Velocity 2009 | Main. Thursday Jun 25, 2009. Velocity Conference Recap. These are the notes I collected (and found interesting) during my day at the Velocity Conference . ... read more

Dintz.com: Google starts discussion about how to speed up the web

[Dintz.com]
by Dintz  Jun. 25, 2009
Rabbat, who gave a presentation on the issue this week at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference, believes that making the web faster will require a multifaceted solution that includes devising improved protocols, a stronger emphasis in the ... read more

TechPulse 360: Google Search And The Billion Dollar HTML Tag

[TechPulse360.com]
by Jean-Baptiste Su  Jun. 24, 2009
During her keynote at the O'Reilly Velocity 2009 conference, Google's search goddess Marissa Mayer revealed that a simple HTML tag helped Google generate over a billion dollars in advertising. Mayer recalled the story when, ... read more

diTii: Google and Bing talks about 'User and Business impact of Server

[diTii.com]
by DG  Jun. 24, 2009
Google Search and Microsoft's Bing teams, Jake Brutlag and Eric Schurman respectively, presented the results of user performance tests at today's Velocity Conference. The talk was entitled The User and Business Impact of Server Delays, ... read more

IT Management & Cloud Podcast: People Over Process

[IT Management & Cloud Podcast]
by Michael Cote  Jun. 24, 2009
We then turn Velocity itself as I ask Andrew and John what they've seen and liked at the conference so far. This gets us into a conversation about what a traditional enterprise operations guy would think of this Velocity. ... read more

Google reveals speed as a secret to its success

[San Jose Mercury News: Silicon Beat]
by Elise Ackerman  Jun. 24, 2009
Google shared one of the closely guarded secrets of its success with a roomful of developers Wednesday morning, revealing the tricks it uses to get Web pages to load in less than a second. "We really think that if the Web gets better and the Web gets faster it is good… read more

Google and the billion-dollar HTML tag

[CNet.com News]
by Tom Krazit  Jun. 24, 2009
Those who think HTML tags are low-level technology should realize they can have a huge impact on the bottom line. By finding an HTML tag that allowed Google to offer ads on the right hand side of its search page without delaying page loading times, Google was able to cash… read more

The Billion Dollar HTML Tag

[Data Center Knowledge]
by Rich Miller  Jun. 24, 2009
“It's clear that latency really does matter to users,” said Mayer, the VP of Search and User Experience at Google and today's keynote speaker at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference. Google found that delays of fractions of a second ... read more

Velocity 2009: Steve Souders and Jesse Robbins Opening Welcome ...

[thebitsource.com]
by Matthew Sacks  Jun. 24, 2009
Velocity 2009: Steve Souders and Jesse Robbins Opening Welcome. Steve Souders and Jesse Robbins welcome attendees to the O'Reilly Velocity Conference in San Jose, ... read more

Google Shows 3 Tricks To Speed The Web, Unveils New Site ...

[techpulse360.com]
by Jean-Baptiste Su  Jun. 24, 2009
Well that's the dream that Google's Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer shared this morning with the attendees of O'Reilly's Velocity conference. And how Google plans to achieve that? ... read more

MySpace helps developers tune site performance with new tool

[NetworkWorld.com]
by Juan Carlos Perez  Jun. 23, 2009
MySpace will release an early version of MSFast Tuesday at O'Reilly Media's Velocity conference, an event focused on Web performance, in San Jose, California. This "pre-alpha" version of MSFast will work on Internet Explorer 6 and later versions... read more

Let's make the Web Faster

[Google Code Blog]
by Urs Hoelzle  Jun. 23, 2009
From building data centers in different parts of the world to designing highly efficient user interfaces, we at Google always strive to make our services faster. We focus on speed as a key requirement in product and infrastructure development, because our research indicates that people prefer faster, more responsive apps.… read more

Bing and Google Agree: Slow Pages Lose Users

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Brady Forrest  Jun. 23, 2009
Today representatives of Google Search and Microsoft's Bing teams, Jake Brutlag and Eric Schurman respectively, presented the results of user performance tests at today's Velocity Conference. The talk was entitled The User and Business ... read more

Jonathan Heiliger on Web Performance, Operations, and Culture

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Jesse Robbins  Jun. 24, 2009
We were honored to have Jonathan Heiliger, Facebook’s VP of Technology Operations, as our opening keynote speaker at Velocity. Jonathan is one of the most accomplished leaders in our field, and is a master of the craft. Here is his keynote in it’s entirety:... read more

Google to highlight Web's need for speed

[CNet.com News]
by Tom Krazit  Jun. 23, 2009
Few would disagree that faster is better when it comes to the Web, and Google wants to get Web publishers hooked on speed. Webmasters looking for ways to speed up page loading times will have a host of tips and tricks to peruse later Tuesday when Google launches a new… read more

Facebook's load balancing act by the numbers

[CNET.com ]
by Josh Lowensohn   Jun. 23, 2009
At the O'Reilly Velocity conference here, Jonathan Heiliger, Facebook's vice president of technical operations, highlighted some numbers from the social network's latest feature launches... read more

Google to Promote Web Speed on New Developer Site

[PC World]
by Juan Carlos Perez  Jun. 23, 2009
The site will allow developers to submit ideas, suggestions and questions via a discussion forum and by using Google's Moderator tool, said Google product manager Richard Rabbat in an interview. Google will make the announcement on Tuesday at O'Reilly Media's Velocity conference in San Jose, California, an event focused on… read more

The Velocity 2009 Conference Experience

[ Web Admin Blog]
by Ernest  Jun. 23, 2009
Velocity 2009 is well underway and going great! Here's my blow by blow of how it went down. Peco, my erstwhile Bulgarian comrade, and I came in to San... read more

Using Metrics to Vanquish the Fail Whale

[Data Center Knowledge]
by Rich Miller  Jun. 23, 2009
That torrid growth continues, despite reports to the contrary based on ComScore data, according to John Adams of Twitter's operations team, who spoke this morning at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference in San Jose. ... read more

Sprite Me! Helping you sprite up, but maybe you shouldn't?

[Ajaxian.com]
by Dion Almaer  Jun. 23, 2009
Steve Souders just showed off a new little tool he created, Sprite Me at the Velocity conference that kicked off today. He has made it easier to work with sprites by: finds background images: SpriteMe generates a list of all background ... read more

Announcing: Spike Night at Velocity

[O'Reilly News]
by Scott Ruthfield  Jun. 19, 2009
Guest blogger Scott Ruthfield is a Program Committee member of the O'Reilly Velocity: Web Performance & Operations Conference.  Web Operations is not for the casual observer: it's for a particular kind of adrenaline junkie that's motivated by graphs and servers spinning out of control.  Jumping in, on-your-feet analysis, and experience-based-experimentation are all part of… read more

stevesouders.com: Velocity: Tim O'Reilly

[stevesouders.com]
by Steve Souders  Jun. 22, 2009
It was great to read Tim O'Reilly's blog post about Velocity. He tells the story about the first meeting where we talked about starting a conference for the web performance and operations community. It almost didn't happen! The first meeting got postponed. This was at OSCON, and Tim got tied… read more

O'Reilly Radar: Velocity: The Art of Web Operations

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Tim O'Reilly  Jun. 22, 2009
Two years ago, at the 2007 O'Reilly Open Source Convention, a group of web operations professionals, led by Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders along with O'Reilly editor Andy Oram, asked for a meeting with me. Their message: "We need a separate conference for our community." That community: the web operations… read more

Steve Souders: High Performance Web Sites: Velocity -Fully Programmed

[stevesouders.com]
by Steve Souders  Jun. 16, 2009
One of the most important talks of the conference is The User and Business Impact of Server Delays, Additional Bytes, and HTTP Chunking in Web Search - where Eric Schurman from Live Search ('scuse me, Bing) and Jake Brutlag from Google ... read more

perfdynamics: Taking the Pith Out of Performance: Ignite! Velocity (San Jose): ...

[perfdynamics]
by Neil Gunther  Jun. 17, 2009
Ignite Velocity is a set of rapid-fire presentations which, on this occassion, will be held within the O'Reilly Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference, June 22-24, 2009, San Jose, CA. This title ... read more

O'Reilly Radar: Walking the Censorship Tightrope with Google's Marissa Mayer

[O'Reilly Radar]
by James Turner  Jun. 16, 2009
Google sometimes finds itself at an difficult crossroad of wanting to make as much information available to as many people as possible, while still trying to obey the laws of the countries they operate in. I recently had a chance to talk to Marissa Mayer, who started at Google as… read more

Velocity Conference Speaker Sees Major Web Performance Gain

[prweb.com]
Jun. 11, 2009
Aptimize CEO Ed Robinson, currently in the US to speak at Velocity, the O'Reilly Web Performance and Operations Conference, says website optimization is something too few businesses focus on... read more

News Release: O'Reilly Velocity Conference Gathers Web Performance and Operations Experts

[O'Reilly News ]
by Maureen Jennings  Jul 16, 2009  

Top Experts in Web Performance and Operations Draw High Turnout O'Reilly Velocity Conference Shows How to Achieve Website Speed and Reliability

Sebastopol, CA, July 16, 200 - The second year of the O'Reilly Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference drew more than 700 web developers and experts, a larger group than attended last year's, to San Jose June 22-24, 2009. They came to Velocity to pose their toughest questions to the people doing the best performance and operations work in the world. "The fact that attendance has surpassed last year says something about the growing importance of this new field," said O'Reilly Media founder and CEO, Tim O'Reilly... read more

RedMonk: Hacking Big Data - Jeff Hammerbacher on Hadoop & Cloudera

[redmonk.com]
by Michael Cote  Jul. 09, 2009
While at Velocity 2009 this year, I had the chance to sit down and talk with Cloudera's Jeff Hammerbacher. We talked all about Hadoop, how it's used, and how the company he's at, Cloudera, is fitting into the Hadoop community... read more

Data Center Knowledge: Yahoo Unstealths Its Data Center Efficiency

[Data Center Knowledge]
by Rich Miller   Jun. 24, 2009
When it comes to data center efficiency, Yahoo has maintained a lower profile than rivals Google and Microsoft. But the Yahoo team is building a compelling data center story of its own, with innovations in cooling design and energy efficiency ratings approaching the best that Google has achieved. Yahoo's Adam… read more

techpulse360.com: Google Shares Secrets To Speed The Web, Unveils New Speed Site

[techpulse360.com]
by Jean-Baptiste Su  Jun. 24, 2009
What if Web browsing was as fast as flipping through a magazine? Well that's the dream that Google's Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer shared this morning with the attendees of O'Reilly's Velocity conference... read more

A Really Great Conference - O'Reilly Velocity - Want Performance?

[cfwhisperer.com]
by Mike Brunt  Jun. 29, 2009
I won't go on again waxing too lyrically about the O'Reilly Velocity conference but I fully recommend all who read this post to go and attend the conference, if it occurs again next year. What I thought might be of use is to go through some of the products and… read more

Web Host Industry Review: Yahoo Reveals Data Center Efficiency Details

[thewhir.com]
by David Hamilton  Jun. 25, 2009
Among other major data center builders, Google and Microsoft, that have been known to maintain secrecy over their data center efficiency, the most secretive of them all, Yahoo, has revealed a number of innovations in cooling design and energy efficiency ratings, and they fall in the same ball park as… read more

Nelz's Blog: Velocity Conference Recap

[Nelz's Blog]
by nelz9999  Jun. 25, 2009
These are the notes I collected (and found interesting) during my day at the Velocity Conference . General Themes. I had never heard of it before, but almost every single presenter referenced Ganglia as a de-facto monitoring system. ... read more

Blog Archive: Velocity 09

[antennasoft.net]
by robcee  Jun. 29, 2009
Last week Honza and I went to San Jose, CA for Velocity 09 to hang out and take in some of the excellent presentations taking place there. I can say without hyperbole that this was the best conference I've attended. ... read more

bestechvideos.com: Velocity 09: Exhibit Hall Walkabout: Tech Videos, Screencasts ...

[bestechvideos.com]
by Dmytro Shteflyuk  Jun. 28, 2009
Program chairs Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders visit with Velocity Conference participants during the Exhibit Hall reception. Filmed by Jaimey Walking Bear. Created by VelocityConf. read more

webperformanceinc.com: Velocity Conference - Business Impact of Performance

[webperformanceinc.com]
by Chris  Jun. 23, 2009
One of the opening sessions was a joint session with engineers from Microsoft Live Search (Bing) and Google Search…yes, they were together on the same stage :> Both organizations wanted to measure the effects of performance on the ... read more

O'Reilly Radar: Velocity and the Bottom Line

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Steve Souders  Jul. 02, 2009
Velocity 2009 took place last week in San Jose, with Jesse Robbins and I serving as co-chairs. Back in November 2008, while we were planning Velocity, I said I wanted to highlight "best practices in performance and operations that improve the user experience as well as the company's bottom line." Much of… read more

Adrian Cockcroft's Blog: Velocity conference summary

[Adrian Cockcroft's Blog]
by Adrian Cockcroft  Jul. 02, 2009
Steve Souders writes a good summary of the Velocity Conference. I'd like to present something next year, I have a few ideas already, and have been inspired to try some latency testing projects at work. Posted by Adrian Cockcroft at 7:37 ... read more

Stubbornella: The Year of Business Metrics: Don't make your users run away!

[Stubbornella.org]
by Nicole  Jun. 27, 2009
A marked change has occurred since the first Velocity Conference a year ago, and while the effects are not yet obvious, they will be. The web is still slow, but we have something now, that we didn't a year ago: business metrics. ... read more

Ajaxian: Velocity Conference Videos and Slides

[Ajaxian]
by Dion Almaer   Jun. 27, 2009
Steve Souders has a wrap up on the Velocity conference that he co-chaired. He links to his favourite content from the show, which contains a lot of Ajax related work. It was really good to hear snippets form the show such as Eric Lawrence of Microsoft saying "we hope to… read more

AntennaSoft.com: Velocity 09

[AntennaSoft]
by robcee  Jun. 29, 2009
Last week Honza and I went to San Jose, CA for Velocity 09 to hang out and take in some of the excellent presentations taking place there. I can say without hyperbole that this was the best conference I've attended. ... read more

Web Performance: Velocity Conference - Day 3 | Load Testing Blog

[Web Performance]
by chris  Jun. 26, 2009
A great deal of time at the Velocity Conference has been spent on client-side performance optimization. This encompasses changes to the page structure and sub-elements to speed the delivery of a usable page to the user. ... read more

Web Performance: Velocity Conference - Business Impact of Performance

[Web Performance]
by chris  Jun. 23, 2009
One of the opening sessions was a joint session with engineers from Microsoft Live Search (Bing) and Google Search…yes, they were together on the same stage :> Both organizations wanted to measure the effects of performance on the ... read more

Web Admin Blog: Velocity 2009: The Web Performance and Operations Conference ...

[Web Admin Blog]
by Ernest  Jun. 23, 2009
You're in luck! Peco and I are attending Velocity 2009 and we'll be taking notes and blogging about the conference. You can see what to expect by going back... read more

Code Flickr Developer Blog: Slides from Velocity 2009

[Code Flickr]
by paul  Jun. 26, 2009
At Flickr Engineering our favorite thing is rainbows. But fast stable websites come a pretty close second. So last week some of us drove down to San Jose to take part in the 2009 O'Reilly Velocity conference. ... read more

Data Center Knowledge: Velocity: Flickr on Devs, Ops and Teamwork

[DataCenterKnowledge.com]
by Rich Miller  Jun. 25, 2009
There were many excellent presentations at the Velocity 2009 conference this week in San Jose, Calif. But the one that generated the most buzz was a talk by John Allspaw and Paul Hammond of the Flickr team at Yahoo ... read more

GadgetEffect: Google To Speed Up The Web

[GadgetEffect.com]
by Eric Foor  Jun. 25, 2009
At the O'Reilly Velocity Conference, Richard Rabbat (product manager for the project) said that the web development community will need to tackle the speed of page-loads, the efficiency of better browsers and making broadband accessible ... read more

Nelz' Blog : Ignite Velocity

[Nelz' Blog]
by Nelz  Jun. 25, 2009
Ignite Velocity 2009 | Main. Thursday Jun 25, 2009. Velocity Conference Recap. These are the notes I collected (and found interesting) during my day at the Velocity Conference . ... read more

Dintz.com: Google starts discussion about how to speed up the web

[Dintz.com]
by Dintz  Jun. 25, 2009
Rabbat, who gave a presentation on the issue this week at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference, believes that making the web faster will require a multifaceted solution that includes devising improved protocols, a stronger emphasis in the ... read more

TechPulse 360: Google Search And The Billion Dollar HTML Tag

[TechPulse360.com]
by Jean-Baptiste Su  Jun. 24, 2009
During her keynote at the O'Reilly Velocity 2009 conference, Google's search goddess Marissa Mayer revealed that a simple HTML tag helped Google generate over a billion dollars in advertising. Mayer recalled the story when, ... read more

diTii: Google and Bing talks about 'User and Business impact of Server

[diTii.com]
by DG  Jun. 24, 2009
Google Search and Microsoft's Bing teams, Jake Brutlag and Eric Schurman respectively, presented the results of user performance tests at today's Velocity Conference. The talk was entitled The User and Business Impact of Server Delays, ... read more

IT Management & Cloud Podcast: People Over Process

[IT Management & Cloud Podcast]
by Michael Cote  Jun. 24, 2009
We then turn Velocity itself as I ask Andrew and John what they've seen and liked at the conference so far. This gets us into a conversation about what a traditional enterprise operations guy would think of this Velocity. ... read more

Google reveals speed as a secret to its success

[San Jose Mercury News: Silicon Beat]
by Elise Ackerman  Jun. 24, 2009
Google shared one of the closely guarded secrets of its success with a roomful of developers Wednesday morning, revealing the tricks it uses to get Web pages to load in less than a second. "We really think that if the Web gets better and the Web gets faster it is good… read more

Google and the billion-dollar HTML tag

[CNet.com News]
by Tom Krazit  Jun. 24, 2009
Those who think HTML tags are low-level technology should realize they can have a huge impact on the bottom line. By finding an HTML tag that allowed Google to offer ads on the right hand side of its search page without delaying page loading times, Google was able to cash… read more

The Billion Dollar HTML Tag

[Data Center Knowledge]
by Rich Miller  Jun. 24, 2009
“It's clear that latency really does matter to users,” said Mayer, the VP of Search and User Experience at Google and today's keynote speaker at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference. Google found that delays of fractions of a second ... read more

Velocity 2009: Steve Souders and Jesse Robbins Opening Welcome ...

[thebitsource.com]
by Matthew Sacks  Jun. 24, 2009
Velocity 2009: Steve Souders and Jesse Robbins Opening Welcome. Steve Souders and Jesse Robbins welcome attendees to the O'Reilly Velocity Conference in San Jose, ... read more

Google Shows 3 Tricks To Speed The Web, Unveils New Site ...

[techpulse360.com]
by Jean-Baptiste Su  Jun. 24, 2009
Well that's the dream that Google's Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer shared this morning with the attendees of O'Reilly's Velocity conference. And how Google plans to achieve that? ... read more

MySpace helps developers tune site performance with new tool

[NetworkWorld.com]
by Juan Carlos Perez  Jun. 23, 2009
MySpace will release an early version of MSFast Tuesday at O'Reilly Media's Velocity conference, an event focused on Web performance, in San Jose, California. This "pre-alpha" version of MSFast will work on Internet Explorer 6 and later versions... read more

Let's make the Web Faster

[Google Code Blog]
by Urs Hoelzle  Jun. 23, 2009
From building data centers in different parts of the world to designing highly efficient user interfaces, we at Google always strive to make our services faster. We focus on speed as a key requirement in product and infrastructure development, because our research indicates that people prefer faster, more responsive apps.… read more

Bing and Google Agree: Slow Pages Lose Users

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Brady Forrest  Jun. 23, 2009
Today representatives of Google Search and Microsoft's Bing teams, Jake Brutlag and Eric Schurman respectively, presented the results of user performance tests at today's Velocity Conference. The talk was entitled The User and Business ... read more

Jonathan Heiliger on Web Performance, Operations, and Culture

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Jesse Robbins  Jun. 24, 2009
We were honored to have Jonathan Heiliger, Facebook’s VP of Technology Operations, as our opening keynote speaker at Velocity. Jonathan is one of the most accomplished leaders in our field, and is a master of the craft. Here is his keynote in it’s entirety:... read more

Google to highlight Web's need for speed

[CNet.com News]
by Tom Krazit  Jun. 23, 2009
Few would disagree that faster is better when it comes to the Web, and Google wants to get Web publishers hooked on speed. Webmasters looking for ways to speed up page loading times will have a host of tips and tricks to peruse later Tuesday when Google launches a new… read more

Facebook's load balancing act by the numbers

[CNET.com ]
by Josh Lowensohn   Jun. 23, 2009
At the O'Reilly Velocity conference here, Jonathan Heiliger, Facebook's vice president of technical operations, highlighted some numbers from the social network's latest feature launches... read more

Google to Promote Web Speed on New Developer Site

[PC World]
by Juan Carlos Perez  Jun. 23, 2009
The site will allow developers to submit ideas, suggestions and questions via a discussion forum and by using Google's Moderator tool, said Google product manager Richard Rabbat in an interview. Google will make the announcement on Tuesday at O'Reilly Media's Velocity conference in San Jose, California, an event focused on… read more

The Velocity 2009 Conference Experience

[ Web Admin Blog]
by Ernest  Jun. 23, 2009
Velocity 2009 is well underway and going great! Here's my blow by blow of how it went down. Peco, my erstwhile Bulgarian comrade, and I came in to San... read more

Using Metrics to Vanquish the Fail Whale

[Data Center Knowledge]
by Rich Miller  Jun. 23, 2009
That torrid growth continues, despite reports to the contrary based on ComScore data, according to John Adams of Twitter's operations team, who spoke this morning at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference in San Jose. ... read more

Sprite Me! Helping you sprite up, but maybe you shouldn't?

[Ajaxian.com]
by Dion Almaer  Jun. 23, 2009
Steve Souders just showed off a new little tool he created, Sprite Me at the Velocity conference that kicked off today. He has made it easier to work with sprites by: finds background images: SpriteMe generates a list of all background ... read more

Announcing: Spike Night at Velocity

[O'Reilly News]
by Scott Ruthfield  Jun. 19, 2009
Guest blogger Scott Ruthfield is a Program Committee member of the O'Reilly Velocity: Web Performance & Operations Conference.  Web Operations is not for the casual observer: it's for a particular kind of adrenaline junkie that's motivated by graphs and servers spinning out of control.  Jumping in, on-your-feet analysis, and experience-based-experimentation are all part of… read more

stevesouders.com: Velocity: Tim O'Reilly

[stevesouders.com]
by Steve Souders  Jun. 22, 2009
It was great to read Tim O'Reilly's blog post about Velocity. He tells the story about the first meeting where we talked about starting a conference for the web performance and operations community. It almost didn't happen! The first meeting got postponed. This was at OSCON, and Tim got tied… read more

O'Reilly Radar: Velocity: The Art of Web Operations

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Tim O'Reilly  Jun. 22, 2009
Two years ago, at the 2007 O'Reilly Open Source Convention, a group of web operations professionals, led by Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders along with O'Reilly editor Andy Oram, asked for a meeting with me. Their message: "We need a separate conference for our community." That community: the web operations… read more

Steve Souders: High Performance Web Sites: Velocity -Fully Programmed

[stevesouders.com]
by Steve Souders  Jun. 16, 2009
One of the most important talks of the conference is The User and Business Impact of Server Delays, Additional Bytes, and HTTP Chunking in Web Search - where Eric Schurman from Live Search ('scuse me, Bing) and Jake Brutlag from Google ... read more

perfdynamics: Taking the Pith Out of Performance: Ignite! Velocity (San Jose): ...

[perfdynamics]
by Neil Gunther  Jun. 17, 2009
Ignite Velocity is a set of rapid-fire presentations which, on this occassion, will be held within the O'Reilly Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference, June 22-24, 2009, San Jose, CA. This title ... read more

O'Reilly Radar: Walking the Censorship Tightrope with Google's Marissa Mayer

[O'Reilly Radar]
by James Turner  Jun. 16, 2009
Google sometimes finds itself at an difficult crossroad of wanting to make as much information available to as many people as possible, while still trying to obey the laws of the countries they operate in. I recently had a chance to talk to Marissa Mayer, who started at Google as… read more

Velocity Conference Speaker Sees Major Web Performance Gain

[prweb.com]
Jun. 11, 2009
Aptimize CEO Ed Robinson, currently in the US to speak at Velocity, the O'Reilly Web Performance and Operations Conference, says website optimization is something too few businesses focus on... read more

Slashdot.org: How Microsoft Degrades Their Users (In a Good Cause)

[Slashdot.org]
by K Dawson  May. 20, 2009
"We all know that slow Web pages drive users crazy, but where is the boundary between too slow and too simple? As Microsoft's Eric Schurman points out, the fastest-loading page of all is a blank one, but it's also the most useless. In an interview with O'Reilly Radar leading up… read more

Seattlepi.com: Geek of the Week: Velocity Co-chair Jesse Robbins

[Seattlepi.com]
May. 19, 2009
What do you do, exactly? I'm learning the ropes as CEO of Opscode, where we are building a platform for Infrastructure Automation. The most important parts of my job are hiring the smartest people I can and keeping them supplied with the resources they need to create awesome stuff. I… read more

O'Reilly News: Velocity Preview - The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number at Microsoft

[O'Reilly News]
by James Turner  May. 18, 2009
The psychology of engineering user experiences on the web can be difficult. How much rich content can you place up on a page before the load time drives away your visitors? Get the answer wrong, and you can end up with a ghost town; get it right and you're a… read more

Data Center Knowledge: Velocity 2009: Twitter & the Power of Metrics

[datacenterknowledge.com]
by Rich Miller   May. 12, 2009
Twitter still has its ups and downs. But they're mostly ups due to a dramatic improvement in Twitter's site performance, which once was an almost weekly discussion of debate in the blogosphere. How did the Twitter team address the service's reliability problems?... read more

O'Reilly Radar: Velocity Preview - Keeping Twitter Tweeting

[O'Reilly Radar]
by James Turner  May. 07, 2009
He'll be talking about that work at O'Reilly's Velocity Conference, in a session entitled Fixing Twitter: Improving the Performance and Scalability of the World's Most Popular Micro-blogging Site, and he spent some time with us to talk ... read more

O'Reilly Radar: Velocity 2009 - Big Ideas (early registration deadline)

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Jesse Robbins  May. 08, 2009
(tag cloud created from Velocity session & speaker information using wordle.net) My favorite interview question to ask candidates is: "What happens when you type www.(amazon|google|yahoo).com in your browser and press return?" While the actual process of serving and rendering a page takes seconds to complete, describing it in real detail… read more

messagingnews.com: O'Reilly Velocity Conference - June 22-24, 2009

[messagingnews.com]
by Ben Gross  Apr. 20, 2009
The second annual O'Reilly Velocity conference will be held from June 22-24, 2009 at the Fairmont in San Jose, CA. The conference has two tracks - web performance and operations. The sessions are targeted at engineers, developers, engineering managagers and engineering focused executives... read more

reductivelabs.com: Velocity Conference - Feel the need for speed?

[reductivelabs.com]
Apr. 30, 2009
Velocity is the premier conference for people building web infrastructure and dealing with performance at scale. Split tracks, Operations and Performance, everything from the bare metal to the clouds, tweaking from the servers to the browser, if you care about building web apps, this is the conference to attend. Luke is… read more

Girls in Tech: Not to Be Missed: O'Reilly's Found and Velocity Conferences

[Girls in Tech]
by Adriana Gascoigne  Mar. 18, 2009
Join us at Velocity 2009, the Web Operations and Performance Conference dedicated to helping people build a better Internet. Happening June 20 - 22, in San Jose, CA, Velocity is the essential conference for web developers who build Internet infrastructure, enterprise websites, or need to bootstrap a startup to scale… read more

News Release: O'Reilly Velocity, the Web Performance and Operations Conference Opens Registration: Program Teaches How to Build a Better Internet

[Velocity news (via Google blog search)]
by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Mar 05, 2009  Sebastopol, CA, March 5, 2009 - O'Reilly Media has opened early registration for Velocity, the Web Performance and Operations Conference on June 22-24, 2009, at the Fairmont in San Jose, CA. Program chairs Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders have revealed the program for this three-day event dedicated to helping people build better infrastructures. Early registration savings of up to $300 end May 3, 2009. Velocity provides the place to learn how to build websites and services that raise the standards for fast, scalable, efficient, and reliable performance. Velocity 2009 focuses on accomplishing more with fewer resources, efficient design and scaling techniques, and the best ways to manage change. The program also highlights best practices in performance and operations that improve the user experience as well as the company's bottom line... read more

How to make your website really, really fast

[TheExpertSEO.com]
Feb. 13, 2009
Steve Souders knows how to make a website speed through a web browser. And he works at Google, one of the fastest websites around. Web performace is a two-pronged beast: efficiency and response time. Efficiency deals with the scalability challenges of building a top 100 global website.... read more

Last Day to Submit a Talk for Velocity

[Velocity]
by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Jan. 12, 2009
EOD Jan. 13 is the deadline to submit speaking proposals for Velocity, the O’Reilly conference on web performance and operations. The program committee is interested in presentations for a variety of skill levels around the following topics: How to tie web performance and operations to the bottom line Real-world incident management… read more

News Release: Infrastructure Meets Inspiration at Velocity 2009

[Velocity]
by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Nov 19, 2008  

O'Reilly Conference Opens Call for Participation

Sebastopol, CA, November 17 - Want to make your websites fast, scalable, efficient, and reliable? O'Reilly's Velocity, the Web Performance and Operations Conference on June 22-24, 2009, at the Fairmont in San Jose, CA, shows how to develop those traits. Dedicated to helping people build better infrastructures, Velocity offers developers and engineers the key for crossing over from cool Web 2.0 features to sustainable websites. Program chairs Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders have opened the call for participation and invite proposals for conference sessions, panels, and a newly added full day of tutorials at Velocity 2009.

"Velocity pulls together industry leaders covering the most important areas of web performance and operations. I'm looking forward to discussing how to get the most out of the latest browsers including Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3, Safari 4, and Chrome. The competition is really strong in this area, especially with regard to JavaScript performance," says Steve. "Another theme we're highlighting is best practices in performance and operations that improve the user experience as well as the company's bottom line. These are the best kind of win-win optimizations that everyone can rally behind."

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Velocity 2009: Themes, ideas, and call for participation...

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Jesse Robbins  Nov. 21, 2008
Last year's Velocity conference was an incredible success. We expected around 400 people and we ended up maxing out the facility with over 600. This year we're moving the conference to a bigger space and extending it to 3 days to accommodate workshops and longer sessions. Velocity 2009 will be… read more

Best of Velocity '08: Web Ops - O'Reilly Conferences

[Velocity news (via Google blog search)]
by Jackie Hadley, Communications Associate  Oct. 20, 2008
Harish Mallipeddi's Blog: Commenting on Velocity '08 I finally had time tonight to look at the presentations from Velocity 08. If you’re interested, they’re all available on the Oreilly conference website. Personally I thought the ... read more

VelocityWraps Up | Blogging Hyperic

[hyperic.com]
by Stacey Schneider  Dec. 12, 2008
The Velocity Conference wrapped up yesterday. It was a sold out show - and just the kind of crowd that we like to see! The whole conference was based on web.... read more

CNet: Google: Server Efficiency Needs New RECIPE

[CNET.com ]
by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Jun. 23, 2008
Stephen Shankland on Google engineer Luis Barroso's discussion of models servers can use to increase efficiency by lowering power consumption.... read more

BusinessWeek: Making Maps Work When Disaster Strikes

[Velocity]
by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Jul. 08, 2008
Jesse Robbin's experiences as an emergency responder at Hurricane Katrina introduce this piece on mapping tools designed for use during disasters.... read more

New York Times: As Web Traffic Grows, Crashes Take Bigger Toll

[Velocity]
by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Jul. 08, 2008
When these sites go away, it's a sudden loss. It's like you are standing in the middle of Macy's and the power goes out. When the thing you depend on to live your daily life suddenly goes away, it's trauma…These companies have a responsibility to people who rely and depend… read more

Apple Universe:Velocity Highlights

[Velocity]
by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Jun. 24, 2008
Teen blogger Daniel Brusilovsky used his first conference media pass to produce great coverage of the introduction of CloudStatus.... read more

Slashdot: Huge Traffic On Wikipedia's Non-Profit Budget

[Slashdot]
by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Jun. 24, 2008
Domas Mituzas of MySQL/Sun gave a presentation Monday at the Velocity conference that provided an inside look at the technology behind Wikipedia, which he calls an ‘operations underdog," writes Rich Miller.... read more

Data Center Knowledge: CloudStatus Monitors Amazon's Cloud

[Data Center Knowledge]
by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Jun. 23, 2008
Rich Miller covers another major announcement from Velocity.... read more

Data Center Knowledge: Cassatt: Power Down for Energy Savings

[Data Center Knowledge]
by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Jun. 23, 2008
Rich Miller reports on Bill Coleman's Velocity keynote, "Sometimes the path to a greener data center happens in small steps that appear obvious but often are left undone."... read more

Valleywag.com: How fast is your website? Mine goes warp speed

[Valleywag.com]
by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Jun. 23, 2008
Valleywag on Velocity: If you're not there right now, show up tomorrow and figure out how to make your site run harder, better, faster, stronger.... read more

Networkworld: Velocity Web Operation and Performance Conference Day 1, Plenary Sessions

[networkworld.com]
by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Jun. 23, 2008
Datacenter Junkie Michael Halligan summarizes the first morning at Velocity.... read more

Velocity Conference Chair, Steve Souders: High Performance Web Sites

[CACM & Queue]
by Steve Souders  Dec. 01, 2008
Published in both CACM and Queue: Want to make your Web site fly? Focus on front-end performance. Google Maps, Yahoo! Mail, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and Amazon are examples of Web sites built to scale. They access petabytes of data sending terabits per second to millions of users worldwide. The magnitude… read more
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