Category: DevOpsDays

Building Distributed Systems in Distributed Teams

Building distributed systems is notoriously hard… building a distributed team, even more so. At Elastic — the company behind the open source tools Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash — everything is distributed; the company and our products. This talk dives into the details of how Elastic is thriving on its distributed model: How Elastic started to be distributed by design....

Why are Distributed Systems so hard? A network partition survival guide

Distributed systems are known for being notoriously difficult to wrangle. But why? This talk will cover a brief history of distributed databases, clear up some common myths about the CAP theorem, dig into why network partitions are inevitable, and close out by highlighting how a few popular open source projects manage the uncertainty created during a partition event. Almost all...

How to leverage AWS features to secure and centrally monitor your accounts

Security and AWS! Reports and alerts are useless if no one is fixing the issues found. Learn how The Guardian leveraged AWS tools to secure and centrally monitor multiple AWS accounts, then set out to inform and empower our engineering teams to adopt better security practices. Good feedback is specific, timely and actionable, therefore Guardian Digital decided to distill and...