Slack at the Edge

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:00 am11:30 am

Brett Pemberton, Slack


Recently, a power outage in an AWS data centre, meant that our London region went offline without any of our connected users experiencing any downtime—something that would have been near impossible for us a year ago! In this session, I will share how we invested in automation to make horizontal scaling easy—too easy in fact, the perils of "too much" automation, how we collaborate with teams across time zones and how SRE can influence product architecture decisions for the better.

Brett Pemberton, Slack

Brett has been professionally swearing at computers for the last 18 years. He's spent the last couple of those doing so at Slack, with love. He only sometimes breaks things.

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@conference {233285,
author = {Brett Pemberton},
title = {Slack at the Edge},
year = {2019},
address = {Singapore},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jun

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