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

James Cowling
Storage Infrastructure Lead, Dropbox, Inc.

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James Cowling is the technical lead and manager of the Storage Infrastructure team at Dropbox. He spends his time thinking about durability, exabyte-scale storage systems, and simple solutions to difficult problems. James received his PhD at MIT specializing in distributed transaction processing, and conducted research in distributed systems, fault tolerance, and consensus protocols. He left academia for industry to build the systems he used to research, focusing on the practical realities of large-scale systems design.


2:10pm–2:50pm Wednesday, 10/14/2015
Location: Murray Hill East
James Cowling (Dropbox, Inc. )
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Join James Cowling, infrastructure manager at Dropbox, as he talks about designing storage systems for real-world durability, including the underlying storage architectures and the operational tooling needed to support them. He'll answer questions like: what are the real threats that impact reliability at scale, and what mechanisms can be used to prevent them? Read more.

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