The Tail at Scale Revisited

My last article discussed some of the missing math related to setting back-end objectives. This article presents a chart which is useful in understanding the relationship to the user experience and we examine ways to dramatically improve the overall performance. Continue reading “The Tail at Scale Revisited”

Systems and Gardening

It’s been awhile since I’ve written. I’ve been busy coming up to speed as an SRE with an awesome new team!

It’s gardening season up here in the Northern Hemisphere and while I was dealing with some trees and bushes that had died with a recent ice storm, I thought about the similarities in dealing with systems. Continue reading “Systems and Gardening”