Build resilient systems at scale
October 12–14, 2015 • New York, NY

How to get Google-like infrastructure: From the OS to the scheduler

Brandon Philips (CoreOS, Inc)
2:10pm–2:50pm Wednesday, 10/14/2015
Location: Regent Parlor
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 20 ratings)

Prerequisite Knowledge

There is no prerequisite of skills needed for this talk. We will talk high-level and then educate people on the various components needed for Google-like Infrastructure.


The architectural patterns of large-scale infrastructure are changing. The last decade we sped up server acquisition by putting software and APIs in control of the base infrastructure. This decade we will make our infrastructure better at running our applications easily, securely, and consistently.

To get there we will need to rethink the OS, remove single points of failure, and put software in charge of more infrastructure decisions. Join Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, for an overview of how we glue technologies like app containers, schedulers, and self-updating OSes to create better application-focused infrastructure.

Brandon will give a walkthrough on how to build systems that support application containers, by defining what an app container is, discussing the many schedulers out there (Mesosphere, Kubernetes, etc.), and giving an overview on why a self-updating OS is a must-have for the future of infrastructure.

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Brandon Philips

CoreOS, Inc

Brandon Philips is CTO of CoreOS, where he helps build modern Linux server infrastructure. Prior to CoreOS, Brandon worked at Rackspace hacking on cloud monitoring and was a Linux kernel developer at SUSE. As a graduate of Oregon State’s Open Source Lab, he is passionate about open source technologies.

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