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Jul 30 2015

Whaling: Reliability and Uptime

Jennifer Fraser, Head of Mission Critical Engineering, Twitter Mazdak Hashemi, Sr. Director of Site Reliability Engineering & Infrastructure Operations, Twitter

Twitter’s infrastructure has significantly transformed and scaled since the first Tweet was sent 9+ years ago. A variety of teams across the Twitter Engineering made meaningful contributions to improve reliability and uptime. Learn about some of the initiatives and methods deployed in scaling the infrastructure and improving the reliability of the site.

Design + Strategy

Open HPC Platform Debuts in Navajo-owned Data Center

Bob Bolz, HPC & Business Development, AQUILA Jon Hudson, Principal Engineer, Office of the CTO, Brocade Phil Hughes, CEO, Clustered Systems Steve McKenzie, Operations Executive, Innava

Innava Data Center in Albuquerque, NM is first home to new HPC cluster platform developed from Aquila. AQuarius, based on the Intel Knight's Landing KNL, is deployed in Clustered Systems’ cbinets, with its "cold-plate" liquid cooling architecture. Brocade provides SDN fabric gear. While Innava aims at a large regional customer base for such needs as disaster recovery, Aquila focus on requirements of oil/gas exploration and university, government lab R&D.

Stacking IT

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Five Years of Operating Yahoo's Chicken Coop...Lessons Learned and The Road Ahead

Paul Bonaro, Sr. Director, Data Center Operations, East US and EMEA, Yahoo! Richard Kropfl, VP Data Center Operations, Yahoo!

When Yahoo designed of its Lockport, NY data center based on the chicken coop’s ventilation architecture, it raised many an eyebrow. Now, five years on, what has this iconic “digital-first” internet enterprise learned from its chicken-based design choice? And how has the infrastructure technology continuing to evolve to keep pace with rapid web-scale technology transformation?

Design + Strategy


Adopting Open Compute: The Fidelity Investments & Goldman Sachs Enterprise Experience

Eric Wells, VP, Data Center Services, Fidelity Investments Grant Richard, Global Engineering, Operations & Provisioning, Goldman Sachs

The Open Compute Project offers a tremendous value proposition for enterprises of all types and sizes. Goldman Sachs and Fidelity Investments have been involved with Open Compute since its inception in 2011 where both companies continuing to design & deploy Open Compute based solutions.  As a result the two companies have gained great insights through their participation in the Open Compute community and will share their experiences over the years.

Stacking IT

How GoDaddy Designs for both Webscale and Optimum Lifecycle

Sriram Sankar, Senior Director, Data Center Engineering, GoDaddy

With over 59 million domain names under management and 12 million customers, reliability and efficiency is key to GoDaddy’s data center strategy. How do you ensure that a global infrastructure of this scale can continue to grow and remain competitive?

Design + Strategy


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