Lessons from cloud computing: embrace failure to succeed, 2/26

The Library will view the ACM Learning Series webinar, Fail Better: Radical Ideas from the Practice of Cloud Computing, on Friday February 26 at 1 p.m. in Daley Library conference room 1-470.

Tom Limoncelli will give radical advice from his book The Practice of cloud system administration.  Promotional material for the webinar states, “Distributed or ‘cloud’ computing involves many moving parts, any of which can break or fail. Succeeding in this environment requires embracing failure, not running or hiding from it. To do this requires challenging our instincts with radical ideas.”

Topics include:

  • Create resiliency at the most economic level
  • Do risky procedures often
  • Create a blameless culture to encourage communication and improve system reliability.
    Attendees will be inspired to think differently about how they build resilient distributed systems and will see how to put these ideas into practice.