April 8th, 2014 MUG Meeting

There’s no denying Facebook is the largest website in the Internet, with more than 1 billion people accessing its services every month. Behind the user interface is one of the most robust and sophisticated infrastructures in the world, with several thousands of servers distributed in multiple data centers in strategic places.

Marlon will show us how Facebook can support a huge amount of traffic every day, working with an availability close to 100% and a very low response time. The presentation will show how traffic is managed at this scale, with simple and effective mechanisms.

Back in 1996 Marlon worked with Linux servers and network infrastructure (when the first Internet Service Providers started showing up in Brazil, his home country). Since then he’s specialized in corporate networks, security and IP telephony. In 2012 Marlon started working for Facebook, as a Production Engineer in the Traffic team.

We’ll also have our normal MUG meeting features: Jobs Looking For People, People Looking for Jobs, news and events, and much much more.

Hope to see you there!