Modern Radiology for Distributed Systems

Modern Radiology for Distributed Systems

Presented at RICON 2012:

Each of us operates distributed systems. Some of us operate traditional infrastructure with database, web, and load-balancing tiers. Others require infrastructure that is more bespoke and may incorporate non-traditional storage solutions (such as Riak). Regardless of where each of us falls on this spectrum, the network closely describes the behavior of our applications. Furthermore, it is the only place we can look to understand emergent behavior of applications working together in concert. In this talk, we take a radiological view of network-derived imagery and discuss what it can tell us about our systems as a whole.


Dietrich Featherston

October 11, 2012