John Allspaw

John Allspaw
Research and Former CTO, Adaptive Capacity Labs

Website | @allspaw

John Allspaw has worked in software systems engineering and operations for twenty years in many different environments: biotech, government, online media, social networking, and e-commerce. He started out tuning parallel clusters running vehicle crash simulations for the U.S. government, and then moved on to the Internet in 1997. He built the backing infrastructure at Salon.com, InfoWorld.com, Friendster, and Flickr, and Etsy. He served as SVP of Engineering and then Chief Technology Officer at Etsy, and holds an MSc in Human Factors and Systems Safety from Lund University.

Sessions

Operations
Location: Salon E Level: Intermediate
Adam Jacob (Chef), Shayan Zadeh (Zoosk, Inc. ), Brian Moon (dealnews.com), Don MacAskill (SmugMug), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), Michael Halligan (DatacenterJunkie), Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Success comes suddenly, and often means scaling from tens of servers to thousands in a few hours. This panel will explore what happens when you get TechCrunched, Dugg, Slashdotted, and even "Oprahed"... all at once. The focus will be on what the traffic looks like, how you can do to prepare in advance, and what to do when it happens. Read more.
General
Location: Salon E Level: Intermediate
John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Planning and managing capacity for a fast-growing website can be a balancing act between buying too little/late, and too much/soon. Your process of capacity planning should be *adaptive*, *adjustable*, and include more than just system statistics. Measurement, architecture, and economics are all equally important to having your site perform. Read more.
  • Akamai
  • Google
  • Hyperic
  • Sun Microsystems
  • 3Tera, Inc
  • Coradiant
  • Keynote Systems
  • Limelight Networks, Inc.
  • OpSource
  • TechRepublic

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