November 12th (Tuesday) \ Session 1 \ Main stage
At GitHub, we’re supporting a community where more than 36-million people learn, share, and work together to build software. This requires building fault tolerant systems and reliable software that’s able to serve tens of thousands of requests every second. Our load balancing solution, which we call the GitHub Load Balancer (GLB), uses HAProxy to maintain high availability of our most critical services. In this talk, I will share what it took to build GLB and how we came to its current design and implementation.
Joe is a distributed systems and networking expert. As a long time GitHub engineer, he, along with the rest of the infrastructure team, has scaled GitHub from a single datacenter to a global network of data centers. Today, at GitHub, he focuses on load balancing, DNS, service discovery and security.