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Atlassian Releases Escalator, an Autoscaling Tool for Kubernetes Nodes

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  May 26, 2018

Atlassian released their in-house tool Escalator as an open source project. It provides configuration-driven preemptive scale-up and faster scale-down for Kubernetes nodes.

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Netflix Open Sources Its Container Management Platform "Titus"

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  Apr 28, 2018

Netflix announced the open sourcing of their container management platform called Titus. Titus is built on top of Apache Mesos and runs on AWS EC2.

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Scaling the ipify Service on Heroku

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 10, 2018

The developer behind the ipify service shared his experiences in scaling the service to 30+ billion requests on Heroku. ipify is an online service which exposes an API that applications can invoke to fetch their external IP address.

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2017-2018 State of Scrum Report Published

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Jan 25, 2018

The top priority for executives is to deliver value. Once companies have implemented agile, customer satisfaction is the most improved metric. Necessity is driving agile transformations; companies with inflexible protocols and command-and-control leadership can’t compete in the modern world. Scrum is adapting and evolving; companies use it in ways that work for their corporate and cultural needs.

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The Infrastructure Behind Twitter: Scaling Networking, Storage and Provisioning

by Daniel Bryant Follow 664 Followers on  Jan 30, 2017

The Twitter Engineering team has recently provided an insight into the evolution and scaling of the core technologies behind their in-house infrastructure that powers the social media service. Core lessons shared included: Architect beyond the original specifications; there is no such a thing as a “temporary change or workaround”; and documenting best practices has been a “force multiplier”.

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Building a Scalable Minimum Viable Product

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Sep 29, 2016 1

Scalability should be considered when developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). An MVP needs to be technically scalable and you need to have a plan on how to scale quickly when your MVP attracts many users and becomes successful. Knowing your possible performance bottlenecks and using common sense while developing your MVP will get you very far, says Erik Duindam, CTO at Unboxd.

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Scaling Teams to Grow Effective Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Aug 11, 2016

When organizations are growing fast it can be a challenge to keep them sane and to achieve what you actually want to achieve by hiring more people: getting more done. Alexander Grosse talked about how you scale teams to build an effective organization at Spark the Change London 2016. He explored the five domains of scaling teams: Hiring, People Management, Organization, Culture, and Communication.

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Becoming a Responsive Enterprise

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Jun 16, 2016

Software-driven companies are taking over the world because they are responsive organizations, built on 'sense and respond' instead of 'plan and predict'. In the next decade every large scale organization will be digitized and will effectively become a software-driven enterprise. Vikram Kapoor, CEO at Prowareness, explored how organizations can increase their responsiveness.

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Scaling Stateful Services

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  Nov 26, 2015

Caitie McCaffrey, distributed systems engineer at Twitter, talked about the benefits of stateful services which are less known than their stateless counterparts in the industry and how they can be scaled at the Strange Loop conference. The benefits include data locality and higher availability and stronger consistency models. McCaffrey also gave real world examples of stateful services.

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Jelastic Joker 4.0 released with Advanced Docker Features

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  Nov 11, 2015

Jelastic, a PaaS and container based IaaS provider, released Joker (Jelastic + Docker) 4.0 with advanced Docker features including horizontal scaling for containers, support for stateful containers with live migration and Docker volumes. The company has made improvements to Docker’s core technology to achieve the features in the Joker release.

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Scaling the Stack Overflow Monolithic App by Obsessing Over Performance

by Daniel Bryant Follow 664 Followers on  Jun 21, 2015 4

At QCon New York 2015, David Fullerton presented a deep-dive into the monolithic C# / MS SQL architecture that powers the Stack Overflow website, which handles over 4 billion requests per month. Fullerton argued that by focusing on performance, scalability was included ‘almost for free’; and that by minimising the number of external application services, the need to pay ‘SOA tax’ has been avoided.

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Embracing HR Practices to Support Agility

by Savita Pahuja Follow 2 Followers on  May 19, 2015

David Dame, enterprise agility change agent and organizational coach, describes scaling engagement agility in the context of HR practices.

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David Dame Describes Scaling Engagement Agility

by Savita Pahuja Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 20, 2015

David Dame, enterprise agility change agent and organizational coach introduced scaling engagement agility in his recent blog. He says that instead of process scaling, think of engagement scaling.

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Lessons Learned From Scaling Services at Google and eBay

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 22, 2015

Randy Shoup shared his experiences to the QCon London audience in scaling services at Google and eBay, giving advice on building and operating services. A successful services strategy requires end-to-end service ownership, decentralized decision-making and standardization efforts focused on protocols of communications and supporting infrastructure.

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Achieving a Learning Culture that Supports Scaling Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Jan 22, 2015

When you want to scale agile you have to view it as “a way of doing things, a mindset and a culture for the whole company” says Christoph Mathis. To scale agile you need to change the culture to achieve a learning organization.

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