Second Workshop on Real, Large Distributed SystemsPreliminary Abstract
Pp. 16 of the Proceedings
Experience with Some Principles for Building an Internet-Scale Reliable System
Mike Afergan, Akamai and MIT; Joel Wein, Akamai and Polytechnic University; Amy LaMeyer, Akamai
We discuss the design methodology used to achieve
commercial-quality reliability in the Akamai content delivery
network. The network consists of 15,000+ servers
in 1,100+ networks and spans 65+ countries. Despite the
scale of the Akamai CDN and the unpredictable nature
of the underlying Internet, we seek to build a system of
extremely high reliability. We present some simple principles
we use to assure high reliability, and illustrate their
application. As there is some similarity-in-spirit between
our implementation and recent trends in the research literature,
we hope that sharing our experiences will be of
value to a broad community.
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