March 9-11, 2011
Montreal, Canada

Scalable Architecture 101

Ever wonder what it is like to scale from a single server to an enterprise level cluster? This talk will go over several components into scaling your web platform.

This talk will go over load balancing, web servers, databases, caching, job servers (message queues), session handling, front-end performance and more.

At the end of this talk, you should have the knowledge to go and put together your own cluster and highly available; highly scalable environment in no time.

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Mike Willbanks


Mike Willbanks is a software engineer manager at CaringBridge, a nonprofit providing free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends. He has more than a decade of experience programming with PHP and MySQL. He is a Zend Certified Engineer and focuses on high availability and high performance applications.

Mike organizes the MNPHP and MN MySQL User Groups and has a passion for knowledge sharing and contributing back to the community.

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