Eric Brewer is a vice president of infrastructure at Google. He pioneered the use of clusters of commodity servers for internet services based on his research at Berkeley. His CAP theorem covers basic trade-offs required in the design of distributed systems and followed from his work on a wide variety of systems from live services to caching and distribution services and to sensor networks. He’s a member of the National Academy of Engineering and winner of the ACM Infosys Foundation award for his work on large-scale services. Eric was named a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum and “most influential person on the architecture of the Internet” by InfoWorld.
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