Actionable Web Performance for Operations

Theo Schlossnagle (Circonus)
Operations Ballroom ABCD
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In this session, we will discuss how operations teams can extract key information from user-perceived performance measurements in real-time to make key operational assessments and decisions. Network routing collapses, CDN nodes fail, DNS Anycast horizons can shift and it can all be shown to you by your users. However, often times, this information isn’t correctly segmented and aggregated and the gems remain undiscovered. By looking at real-time user performance data and adding a good deal of magic meta information, we can now assess uncover serious operational problems before they subtly manifest is business reports later.

Through Javascript, browser web performance information and a good deal of real-time data analysis, you will dive to a deeper operational understanding of how your site is used by the world. Your NOC will be enlightened and forever better.

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Theo Schlossnagle


Theo Schlossnagle is a Founder and Principal at OmniTI where he designs and implements scalable solutions for highly trafficked sites and other clients in need of sound, scalable architectural engineering. He was the architect of the highly scalable Momentum MTA, architect of the Fontdeck CDN and visionary behind the Circonus SaaS monitoring platform. Theo is a participant in various open source communities including OpenSolaris, Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL, perl, and many others. He is a published author in the area of scalability and distributed systems as well as a veteran speaker in the open source conference circuit.

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Suzanne Axtell
06/18/2011 6:00am PDT

The video for this presentation will be available to folks who purchased an All Access Pass within the next week or so.

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Theo Schlossnagle
06/18/2011 4:36am PDT

Slides are here:

The video I don’t know about; O’Reilly manages that.

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Eric McCraw
06/18/2011 3:56am PDT

Hi Theo! Your presentations were great; motivating, on point, attainable, informative. Thank you for taking the time. I am looking for videos of both of your presentations and the slides. I found the YouTube video of you Career presentation, but nothing else so far. If you can help, great.

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