Past Meetup

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

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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)