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

Thorvald Natvig
Architect, Medallia, Inc.

Website | @thorvaldnatvig

Thorvald Natvig is an architect at Medallia, working on a wide range of infrastructure and core application components, from network and server design to writing in-memory databases. He evangelizes synergistic designs, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Thorvald is an open source enthusiast, most known for creating the VoIP tool Mumble. Before joining Medallia, he got a PhD in high performance computing from NTNU in Norway.


3:40pm–4:20pm Wednesday, 10/14/2015
Location: Regent Parlor
Thorvald Natvig (Medallia, Inc.)
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What’s the difference between a server, a switch and a SAN? We asked ourselves this question and realized the distinction stemmed from outdated assumptions. By blurring the lines — running networking on our servers and applications on our switches — we pushed the frontier of infrastructure performance, decreased complexity and costs, and increased our availability. All on white-box Linux hardware. Read more.

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