How Bytemark built a cloud hosting system without buzzwords

By Matthew Bloch
Date: Saturday, 24 November 2012 11:50
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: architecture bigv kvm linux network spof

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Matthew Bloch from Bytemark explains how his company have built a commercial software platform for marshalling thousands of virtual machines. BigV is a single software platform suitable for a large hosting company, and is based on Linux, KVM, lots of large servers and a conservative networking architecture.

He'll focus on the data and messaging decisions his team made to build a reliable distributed system, but without any of the traditional distributed system headaches. They have re-embraced single points of failure, borrowed ideas from half-remembered academic papers, and have been unafraid to reinvent wheels. The results have been high up time, and Matthew will go over the system's failures and lessons learned during its 2-year beta test.

Attended by: Tom Molesworth, Oleg Komarov (‎komarov‎), Aaron Crane (‎arc‎), Avi Greenbury (‎BigRedS‎), Tony Bedford, Mark Norman Francis, Pete Houston, Neil Kirsopp, Anthony Shaper, Jonas Weismueller (‎MrRagga‎), Nicholas Clark, Colin Bradford (‎cjbradford‎), James Aitken (‎LoonyPandora‎), Tom Hukins, Christopher Hanna (‎Chad‎), Alexandru Strajeriu (‎Deluxaran‎), osfameron, David Cantrell (‎DrHyde‎), Chris Jack, Tudor Constantin, Colin Campbell, Johnathan Swan, Adam Taylor (‎adam-_-‎), M Walker, Andy Jones, Peter Haworth (‎pmh1wheel‎), Andrew Solomon (‎illy‎), Merlyn Kline, Hugh Barnard, fifi,




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