Everything old is new: today's infrastructure as yesterday's Internet

Everything old is new: today's infrastructure as yesterday's Internet

In the age of cloud computing, what was once boring infrastructure has become incredibly exciting. From containers to service discovery to cluster schedulers, both industry and academia have been innovating at an alarming pace. With so many systems rapidly evolving in a domain fraught with trade-offs, it has become difficult to see the proverbial forest for the trees. In this talk we will try to see how we can evaluate this new landscape of systems by exploring classic networking papers and seeing what the design principles of yesterday's Internet have to say about the design decisions of today's infrastructure.


Adelbert Chang

November 14, 2019