Wednesday, December 6 • 11:55am - 12:30pm
How We Built a Framework at Twitter to Solve Service Ownership & Improve Infrastructure Utilization at Scale [I] - Vinu Charanya, Twitter

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Twitter is powered by thousands of microservices that run on our internal Cloud platform which consists of a suite of multi-tenant platform services that offer Compute, Storage, Messaging, Monitoring, etc as a service. These platforms have thousands of tenants and run atop hundreds of thousands of servers, across on-prem & the public cloud. The scale & diversity in multi-tenant infrastructure services makes it extremely difficult to effectively forecast capacity, compute resource utilization & cost and drive efficiency.

In this talk, I would like to share how my team is building a system (Kite - A unified service manager) to help define, model, provision, meter & charge infrastructure resources. The infrastructure resources include primitive bare metal servers / VMs on the public cloud and abstract resources offered by multi-tenant services such as our Compute platform (powered by Apache Aurora/Mesos), Storage (Manhattan for key/val, Cache, RDBMS), Observability. Along with how we solved this problem, I also intend to share a few case-studies on how we were able to use this data to better plan capacity & drive a cultural change in engineering that helped improve overall resource utilization & drive significant savings in infrastructure spend.


Vinu Charanya

Senior Software Engineer, Twitter
Vinu Charanya is a Senior Software Engineer at Twitter where she works in the Compute Platform building Twitter’s internal cloud infrastructure management platform. She is also a core team member of Women who code, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel... Read More →

Wednesday December 6, 2017 11:55am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room 6AB, Level 3