Following The Numbers To Stay On Top Of The Performance Game

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EdgeCast is one of the busiest content delivery networks. So, performance is at the heart of everything the company does: whether selecting servers, making routing decisions, or developing and deploying core software and new products. Behind all that is a fleet of numbers and graphs that our technical teams live and breathe daily. We’ll share several examples of how watching these numbers have translated into big performance wins for customers. Some examples include measuring and eliminating bottlenecks to improve global purge-from-edge time by 10x, tracking outliers during core cache/proxy engine deployments, and identifying and finding our way around quirks in the TCP stack after finding out we were measuring something different from what we thought. At this session, you’ll learn how to measure and monitor a network that’s operating at a very large scale, and hopefully we can also help you avoid a couple mistakes we’ve learned from along the way.

This keynote is sponsored by EdgeCast

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Rob Peters

EdgeCast Networks

Rob Peters is Chief Architect at EdgeCast Networks, where he was one of the early members of the engineering group. Peters currently leads core teams that work with EdgeCast’s core http cache/proxy engine and its surrounding infrastructure ecosystem of software and hardware. He enjoys thinking about deployment methodologies and looking at graphs and grids full of colorful numbers, and is often mistaken for a subversion and perl fanboy.

Prior to joining EdgeCast in 2008, Rob completed a Ph.D. in Computation & Neural Systems from the California Institute of Technology and spent several years in post-doctoral work at the University of Southern California building biologically-inspired computer vision software. He will be happy to show you a live demo of these algorithms that still manage to run on his laptop. You can find Rob online at


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