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Monday, March 25 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Keeping the Balance: Internet-Scale Loadbalancing Demystified

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Can you explain the entire path that an IP packet takes from your users to your binary? What about a web request? Do you understand the tradeoffs that different kinds of load balancing techniques make? If not, this talk is for you.

Load balancing is hard, and it is made up of many disparate technologies. It cuts across network, transport, and application layers. We'll describe different flavours of load balancing (network, naming, application) and how they are composed together by cloud providers and other large Internet companies to provide fast, reliable, multi-region services.

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Laura Nolan

Laura Nolan is a software engineer whose fascination with failure and fragility in systems drew her into the field of Site Reliability Engineering. She is a contributor to "Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems" and "Seeking SRE", and writes a quarterly... Read More →
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Murali Suriar

Murali Suriar is a lapsed computer science graduate, turned network engineer, turned SRE. Currently working at Google running cluster filesystem and locking services. Left Google to get on a boat. Got bored and came back.

Monday March 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom D

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