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Moderator: Akhil Gupta, Dropbox
Panelists: Manjot Pahwa, Google; Jos Boumans, Krux Digital; Nick Berry, LinkedIn; Bruce Wong, Netflix
When your service starts to get overloaded a strategy for graceful degradation is to start to offload some of the traffic/load such that you don’t experience a complete meltdown. This panel will discuss the various strategies for how to handle this problem.
Akhil Gupta is responsible for the infrastructure at Dropbox. Prior to joining Dropbox in 2012, he was a principal engineer at Google responsible for the search ads serving infrastructure. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He received his Master's Degree in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park.
Nick Berry joined SRE at LinkedIn in 2011 and is responsible for Infrastructure: internal/external traffic routing and load balancing, presentation, security, and monitoring/alerting/automation. Prior to LinkedIn, Nick has a colorful background, from Yahoo’s global home pages to data centers (Wavve, RagingWire) to dialup ISPs (JPSNet, OneMain, Internet49). Nick dropped out of American River College while pursuing a degree in Mathematics and is a Cho Dan in Tang Soo Do Martial Way Association.