Rajiv Eranki shares the pains and lessons learned scaling up Dropbox from a few thousands to tens of millions of users.
Rajiv Eranki was previously head of server engineering at Dropbox, a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Eranki joined Dropbox in 2008 and worked on scaling the website from a few thousand to tens of millions of users. Before Dropbox he wanted to pursue academics but was drawn away by the allure of startups.
RAMP: A sold-out conference on how to scale backend systems at startups and fast growing companies designed for everyone who wanted to create MVPs that scale beyond expectations. It featured a great lineup of stories and presenters including Jeremy Edberg from Netflix (previously lead architect at Reddit), Rajiv Eranki (formerly lead server architect at Dropbox), and Theo Schlossnagle (OmnIT).