Building and maintaining complex distributed systems
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Edge infrastructure will save you from your mobile traffic nightmares

Devin Elliot (Unoceros)
4:35pm–5:15pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Level: Intermediate
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Engineers and those in DevOps

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A general knowledge of load balancing, content distribution, DevOps, edge networks, and the difficulties of keeping a successful service up when a large volume of mobile users are involved

What you'll learn

  • Understand how a mobile network can become a tool
  • Explore new forms of services and utilities rooted beyond the cloud


It takes more than a one-tenth scale server-based test environment to seamlessly load balance and deliver content to millions of mobile users. Devin Elliot explains how UX for customers of major media and live streaming events was improved by leveraging idle distributed networks of smartphones and smart devices to repeatedly map, measure, and load test at scale.

Topics include:

  • How to dynamically leverage mobile networks in real time against relevant endpoints
  • How to see mobile traffic on WiFi, carrier networks, and relevant transitions
  • How to load test in controllable ways to accurately identify failure
  • How to identify unexpected routing behavior from mobile networks
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Devin Elliot


Devin Elliot is the founder of Unoceros. Previously, Devin worked in weather data tech, designed flavor molecules from bacteria, painted houses, and was a professional snowboarder.