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Architecting Availability on AWS, Managing 500+ MySQL Servers, Cloud Leads

  • Jan 31, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Date: January 31st

Time: 630 pm

Location: DramaFever, 72 Madison Ave, 12th Floor

Agenda

7:00pm Welcome from DramaFever - Tim Gross

7:05pm Architecting Availability on AWS presented by Tim Gross

7:45pm Lessons Learned Managing 500+ AWS instances. Presented by: Ronald Bradford

8:15: Cloud Leads, Networking, & Refreshments (Beer!).

About the Speakers:

Tim Gross is the DevOps Engineer for DramaFever, this meeting's host. DramaFever brings the best of the world's television content from East Asia and South America over the web to English and Spanish-speaking audiences in the US and North America. Tim Gross is a Python systems developer, a network engineer, and is handy with duct tape. Tim's background is in working with mid-size architectural and engineering firms in applying software solutions to hairy problems in 3D modeling and construction staging. In the last year, he's earned his scars helping to build an increasingly robust and scalable infrastructure for DramaFever even as traffic to the site has more than doubled and new services were added.

Ronald Bradford is founder of Effective MySQL. He has over 25 years of RDBMS experience and 14 years working with LAMP and other web technologies. Ronald is a recognized expert in database architecture and scaling large applications and is a speaker at conferences worldwide. In recent years he has worked with many clients in AWS. He is the author of 4 books, 3 in the Effective MySQL, and is the all-time top MySQL Blogger at Planet MySQL.

Architecting Availability on AWS Building your infrastructure on AWS eliminates whole categories of problems that can affect your uptime, but give your organization a whole new set of problems to figure out. This year has seen three major outages on us-east-1 and several minor ones. When giants like Netflix sometimes have trouble keeping everything running smoothly on AWS, what can the rest of us do? Tim Gross will report on his organization's hard-won battles with availability and the implications for application design of building your infrastructure on AWS. Topics covered will broadly include:

  • How AWS network topology affects your application design
  • Multi-region and multi-AZ deployments
  • Knowing when to DIY on EC2
  • The slow path to a shared-little architecture

Tim Gross is the DevOps Engineer for DramaFever, this meeting's host. DramaFever brings the best of the world's television content from East Asia and South America over the web to English and Spanish-speaking audiences in the US and North America. Tim Gross is a Python systems developer, a network engineer, and is handy with duct tape. Tim's background is in working with mid-size architectural and engineering firms in applying software solutions to hairy problems in 3D modeling and construction staging. In the last year, he's earned his scars helping to build an increasingly robust and scalable infrastructure for DramaFever even as traffic to the site has more than doubled and new services were added.

Lessons Learned Managing 500+ AWS instances

In this presentation, learn from the experiences of dealing with a number of clients running LAMP/.Net/Java/Ruby applications in Amazon Web Services, including one client with over 500 running instances. Topics in this presentation include:

  • Creating Monitoring and instrumentation understand your operating cost
  • Cost saving techniques in instances types and usage. Would you like to save $20,000 in hosts per month.
  • Developed open source scripts to help automate installations, upgrades and deployment
  • The right approach to HA with regions and zones
  • How to have real-time traffic stats across ALL your instances (aggregated every 5 seconds)

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  • Ali H.

    Thanks Tim and Ronald for a great session, would be great if you can share the presentations

    February 1, 2013

  • nick d.

    can anybody share the presentations online?

    February 1, 2013

  • nick d.

    Thanks for setting it up. Someone (forgive me for not remembering) had requested some PHP, JavaScript, etc. programming help for a project. Please reach out to me at [masked] and I can help out.
    Thanks
    [masked]

    February 1, 2013

  • Helmuth

    My first meeup, thanks DramaFever cool office space..... Tim and Ronald were excellent, Tim's had a great layout for DamaFever past and present AWS layout.

    February 1, 2013

  • Jeremy P.

    anyone happen to get video?

    February 1, 2013

  • Mohammed S.

    It was awesome ! I liked deliberation of Tim and Ronald about AWS products availability, update price calculation etc. Keep up your good work.

    February 1, 2013

  • Mark Mitchell S.

    The material was well prepared and presented and particularly timely given Amazon.com's Thursday afternoon outage. Real usable detailed information was provided by both presenters.

    February 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first Meetup...and it was a good one!

    February 1, 2013

  • Giorgio P.

    Nice event, thanks DramaFever for holding this.

    January 31, 2013

  • Geert D.

    Meet and network tonight w/ Ronald, Jag and many others at the meetup.

    We built an easy-to browse/search page for/with all attendees:
    http://bit.ly/U4ddbr

    Happy networking!
    
-G.

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    shoot! I found out too late about this one.

    January 31, 2013

  • Jeremy P.

    I'm in a boat like john's.. i'll loan a camera and post the video to the web if someone will record it for me.

    January 27, 2013

  • nick d.

    John, I can take the spot and pay you $6, and I'd be happy to forward any material. [masked]

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm signed up and dying to go but now have to be in Seattle that week. Don't care about the $6 but if it's full someone can have my space. Also, any chance this will be recorded so I could watch it afterwards?

    January 15, 2013

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