The market is unforgiving and now is not the time to falter or show weakness. You need to be able to scale, but you don’t want to waste your money. What tools and practices will make your operations most efficient? The cloud may be able to save you money, but is that worth the dependency? What do you need to consider before selecting your ops strategy? The speakers in the web operations track are practitioners and platform providers. They may not have all the answers, but they are asking the same questions. Join us for a view into the latest thinking.
There's a myth that clouds just run themselves. While clouds let us do more with less - and give us much, much more the moment we need it - cloud computing presents new challenges to operations teams.Instead of racking and stacking servers, you're clicking and dragging virtual machines. Operational chops are more important than ever now that platforms can grow and shrink within minutes.
Utilizing a mixture of open source tools and battle-tested techniques, Adam and Ezra will show you how to build an infrastructure that's easy to manage, integrates with your application, and is self-documenting. Along the way, they'll give you the key insights you need to get maximum benefit from these technologies for your business.
John Allspaw, manager of Flickr's Ops and author of The Art of Capacity Planning, will discuss some of the secrets of building out your service.
In today's computing world, it can often feel like we are drowning in wave after wave of new trends such as mashups, service oriented architecture and cloud computing. Our industry is moving from a product to a service based economy. This shift is a result of the commoditization of IT, but then again not all IT is being commoditized, some is still an innovation, isn't it?
This session looks at what web operators need to monitor from performance and uptime to analytics, usability, communities, and competitors. In an Internet filled with mashups, RIAs, and mobile devices, the task of watching websites is increasingly challenging. Fortunately, a variety of new technologies and approaches help us keep watch on our websites and our Internet presence.