Past Meetup

Criteo Labs Infrastructure Tech Talk

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Criteo is excited to bring you our next infrastructure meetup in our Paris office. By joining hands with Dailymotion and Leboncoin, we have a great line-up of talks from both our Criteo engineers and our guest speakers.


18:00 - Arrival

18:30 - Welcome Speech (Matthieu Blumberg - Engineering Director Infrastructure Operations, Criteo R&D)

18:45 - Talks Begin

21:00 - Networking Session

Talks Line-up:

#1: Gilles Vieira, Senior Video Workflow Architect, Dailymotion

Hardware-assisted transcoding @ Dailymotion

Abstract: Video transcoding is a real beast: in addition to being hard to get right, it’s also very CPU-intensive, and probably the most important daily subject here for us in Dailymotion’s video architecture team.

A while ago, we asked ourselves this: what if we could save time and power while still retaining a decent output quality for the massive amount of transcodings we perform every day? Sounds appealing right? If you want to know more, then fasten your seatbelt and read-on about hardware-assisted video transcoding.

#2: Mohamed Benazza, Staff Ops Lead, Criteo R&D & Nicolas Perez, Staff Ops Lead, Criteo R&D

The Request For Proposal (RFP) Challenge

Since I came six years ago, we went from 6 Datacenters to 16 today. The opening of 2 new Datacenters per year has required the internal development to have a robust document with a process, strong rules, fundamental questions and relevant agenda: the Criteo Hosting Datacenter Request For Proposal (RFP). It is the best way we found to ask Datacenter “experts” to solve our rich problem of growth: I mean more and more power everywhere. Managing an RFP is the longest but the most interesting and the hardest but exciting project at Criteo for a Hosting Engineer.

During this meetup, we will present you, in details, how we look for the best DC for Criteo and how we manage our RFP whatever is the city, the country or the continent. We are Datacenter hunters, and it is just the beginning.

#3: Félix Cantournet, SRE, Leboncoin & Xavier Krantz, SRE Lead, Leboncoin

New bare-metal provisioning setup built around Collins @ Leboncoin

We'd like to talk about our new bare-metal provisioning setup built around Collins (which is an opensource CMDB/IPAM project from Tumblr) and the workflows associated.

See you around.