Ryan Gardner focuses on how Dealer.com leveraged the powerful attributes of both Apache ZooKeeper and Spring to rid their application of local configuration files.
Armon Dadgar presents Consul, a distributed control plane for the datacenter. Armon demonstrates how Consul can be used to build, configure, monitor, and orchestrate distributed systems.
Joe Williams discusses how distributed systems, cloud computing and configuration management affect system’s availability. He exemplifies with a database service built on CouchDB, Erlang, Chef, EC2.
Pramod presents material from the 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning book "Refactoring Databases : Evolutionary Database Design" on implementing evolutionary database development.
Dan Farino talks about administering thousands of web servers from a system’s architect viewpoint, detailing on performance counter monitoring, the system profiler and the system administration site.
Ian Flint tries to explain the infrastructure and architecture employed by Yahoo! to keep going a multitude of servers running of different platforms and offering different services.