Werner Vogels, Amazon.com’s CTO, are giving two talks at Stanford on Tuesday and Wednesday. I hope to attend the Wednesday talk on lessons learned from building Amazon’s infrastructure. The talk’s “focus will be on state management which is one of the dominating factors in the scalability, reliability, performance and cost-effectiveness of the overall system.” More details below:
Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium
4:15PM, Wednesday, April 23, 2008
HP Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B01
A Head in the Cloud – The Power of Infrastructure as a Service
About the talk:Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment’s notice can be a complicated and expensive task, but it’s essential in today’s business landscape. This applies to an enterprise trying to cut-costs, a young business unexpectedly saturated with customer demand, or a start-up looking to launch. There are many challenges when building a reliable, flexible architecture that can manage unpredictable behaviors of today’s internet business. This presentation will review some of the lessons learned from building one of the world’s largest distributed systems; Amazon.com. The focus will be on state management which is one of the dominating factors in the scalability, reliability, performance and cost-effectiveness of the overall system.
Also of interest
Werner Vogel will also speak on “Distributed Cloud Computing” in the Clean Slate Seminar on April 22, 2008 4-5PM in Packard 101. The Clean Slate Seminar (CS541) is part of the Clean Slate Internet Design research program that is aimed at addressing two broad and ambitious research questions: “With what we know today and if we were to start again with a clean-slate, how would we design a global communications infrastructure?” and “How should the Internet look in 15 years?”.