Build & maintain complex distributed systems
October 1–2, 2017: Training
October 2–4, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Fixing the internet everyday: Internet volatility, the vigilance that fixes it, and why it matters (sponsored by Oracle+Dyn)

David Belson (Oracle+Dyn)
2:25pm3:05pm Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Location: Murray Hill East B
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What you'll learn

  • Understand some of the issues that "break" the internet on a daily basis as well as some solutions


Although we often think of “breaking the internet” in the context of a website that couldn’t handle the traffic associated with a piece of viral media content, behind the scenes, critical pieces of internet infrastructure break on a regular basis. While most of these problems go unnoticed by the average user, some are significant enough to impact major websites, applications, and millions of internet users. David Belson dives into some of these issues and how the industry has come together to address them and explains how you can avoid being impacted by them.

Topics include:

  • Identifying single points of internet infrastructure failure
  • Routing issues and their sources
  • DDoS attacks
  • The importance of industry collaboration to help fix the internet every day

This session is sponsored by Oracle+Dyn.

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David Belson


David Belson is senior director of internet research and analysis at Oracle+Dyn, where he drives thought-leadership efforts supported by the company’s unique portfolio of internet intelligence tools and associated data. Previously, David spent 18 years at Akamai Technologies, where he was most recently senior director of industry and data intelligence, responsible for data-driven evangelism, including Akamai’s quarterly State of the Internet report series, and for leading competitive intelligence and analysis efforts, and worked at GTE Internetworking/BBN, where he supported sales of one of the first enterprise-class managed web hosting services and worked on an early prototype of what would currently be considered an SaaS platform. He holds a master of technical and professional writing from Northeastern University and a BS in computer science and a BA in science, technology, and society, both from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.