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Does your naming convention scale? Ours didn’t. Neither did many other aspects of Yahoo!’s infrastructure as it grew and grew and grew.

This presentation looks at some of the decisions we had to make along the way, from physical datacenter plant to scaling the interconnect fabric for massive hadoop clusters.

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Adam Bechtel


Adam Bechtel is the chief architect covering network, storage, and systems at Yahoo!. Prior to Yahoo!, Adam was the network architect for Inktomi. Prior to Inktomi, Adam was like everyone else working 100 hour weeks at a start-up.

  • Keynote Systems
  • Google
  • Shopzilla
  • Aptimize
  • Facebook
  • NeuStar
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SoftLayer
  • SpringSource
  • Sun Microsystems

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