Russell Miles tries to uncover the PaaS truth based on his experiences using and building PaaSs for various organisations.
Ruslan Meshenberg discusses Netflix's challenges, operational tools and best practices needed to provide high availability through multiple regions.
Derek Collison discusses some of the technologies and approaches for building a self-healing infrastructure: Intelligent layer 7 SDN with semantic awareness, distributed scheduling algorithms, policy distribution and invalidation, health monitoring and management, self healing techniques, and the role of unsupervised deep machine learning and anomaly detection.
Dianne Marsh describes how Netflix' tooling, especially the continuous delivery system, allows them to build scaffolding enabling software developers to make the decision to push the button for prod deployment - and helps them to recover if necessary. As a result, they can run fast, trusting their tooling and culture.
Chris Swan takes a look at Docker: what it is, why it was chosen, how it became an established platform, and what it takes to package applications and application infrastructure for use with Docker.
Avleen Vig discusses the changes Etsy has implemented to scale continuous deployments over the last 12 months, in both software and infrastructure.
Derek Collison discusses technologies and approaches for obtaining a fluid infrastructure that has the level of plasticity needed to heal itself and provide higher level SLAs for apps and services.
Ines Sombra discusses cloud computing’s paradigms and their applications with practical examples from Engine Yard’s customers, peers, and partners, covering antipatterns and myths.
Jez Humble presents some observations on plant floor engineering and operations, deriving the behaviors, rituals and processes that are essential to fast flow in software development. (audio quality is degraded from the 26m mark for 14m)
Roy Rapoport discusses canary analysis deployment and observability patterns he believes that are generally useful, and talks about the difference between manual and automated canary analysis.
Baraa Basata introduces Ansible, comparing it with Chef and Capistrano and exploring automation principles: disposable servers, package management, and applying design principles to infrastructure.
Carl Quinn explains how Riot Games built a cloud platform based on the Netflix OSS stack plus a number of other extensions including Dropwizard, Eureka, Archaius, Asgard, Edda, etc.