Building for Disaster

Due to the evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, SREcon20 Americas West has been rescheduled to June 2–4, 2020.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 3:05 pm3:40 pm

Mihnea Giurgea, Dropbox


Building infrastructure to survive large-scale disasters like data center failures is difficult at the best of times. It's especially challenging when you have hundreds of services and millions of lines of code that expect your entire stack to operate out of a single geographic region.

This talk is about two attempts to transform Dropbox's infrastructure to support cross-country disaster recovery, one that was unsuccessful and one that succeeded, and what we learned in the process.

Mihnea Giurgea, Dropbox

Mihnea is a Software Engineer at Dropbox, where he focused on distributed databases and leading the Infrastructure Disaster Recovery project. Still trying to wrap his head around concurrency.

@conference {247265,
author = {Mihnea Girugea},
title = {Building for Disaster},
year = {2020},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = mar,