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Traffic Server [clear filter]
Wednesday, April 9
 

9:00am

Extensible Host Resolution in Traffic Server
The Traffic Server team is working on a new approach to handlling host network address resolution. User requirements have outgrown the current simple caching approach.

This talk will discuss the current issues and the new proposed implementation and API. This will provide a framework for much greater modularization of resolution, in particular the ability of plugin developers to provide their own resolvers. We will discuss how this can be used to solve specific deployment issues such as failover, load balancing, and access to server farm data without involving DNS servers.The Traffic Server team is working on a new approach to handlling host network address resolution. User requirements have outgrown the current simple caching approach.

This talk will discuss the current issues and the new proposed implementation and API. This will provide a framework for much greater modularization of resolution, in particular the ability of plugin developers to provide their own resolvers. We will discuss how this can be used to solve specific deployment issues such as failover, load balancing, and access to server farm data without involving DNS servers.

Speakers
AM

Alan M. Carroll

Senior Technical Yahoo, Yahoo!
I started coding when I was 9, went professional at 14, and never looked back. My first big project was Epoch, the original X-Windowing version of GNU Emacs. I worked at a small startup until it was, through a string of acquisitions, acquired by Cisco. I worked on security and firewall... Read More →


Wednesday April 9, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Confluence A

10:00am

Choosing an HTTP Proxy Server
With Web performance and scalability becoming more and more important,
choosing advanced HTTP intermediaries is a vital skill. This presentation
will give the audience a thorough walkthrough of the most popular and
advanced solutions available today. The audience will gain a solid
background to be able to make the right choices when it comes to HTTP
intermediaries and proxy caches.

We will examine some of the most common, and popular, free and Open Source
HTTP intermediaries, including (in alphabetic order):

    * Apache HTTPD with mod_proxy and mod_cache
    * Apache Traffic Server
    * Squid
    * Varnish
    * nginx

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Call

Bryan Call

Distinguish Engineer, Yahoo!


Wednesday April 9, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Confluence A

11:15am

Building a large scale CDN with Apache Traffic Server
Apache Traffic Server is a caching proxy server that can be used in many ways. In this presentation, Jan will describe how Comcast uses ATS as the core building block of it's next generation Content Delivery Network, delivering video and traditional web content.  He will cover why ATS was chosen, details on how it is being used and managed, as well as experiences of using ATS in the CDN.

Speakers
avatar for Jan van Doorn

Jan van Doorn

Lead Engineer, Comcast
Jan van Doorn is the lead engineer and architect for the “IPCDN” project at Comcast Cable, which is responsible for delivery of all IP video and other media for Comcast. Built around Apache Traffic Server, the control plane software driving IPCDN was developed in-house and recently... Read More →


Wednesday April 9, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Confluence A

1:15pm

Cache Toolkit API for Traffic Server
Feedback from Traffic Server users indicates there is a need for additional cache capabilities. The project team decided that rather than implement a mish mash of the various features we would take a "toolkit" approach. The Cache Toolkit API brings this flexibility to the Traffic Server cache enabling users to implement customized cache solutions for their deployments via plugin development and not through changes in the Traffic Server core.

The talk will outline the current cache architecture, API, and issues in current deployments. We will present the Cache Toolkit API, describe some examples of operational needs for expanded cache control, and present the use case and discuss how the new Cache Toolkit API can be used to implement a solution for that use case via a plugin.  Some of the use cases we may discuss are tiered storage, locality control, import / export, and visibility.+

Speakers
AM

Alan M. Carroll

Senior Technical Yahoo, Yahoo!
I started coding when I was 9, went professional at 14, and never looked back. My first big project was Epoch, the original X-Windowing version of GNU Emacs. I worked at a small startup until it was, through a string of acquisitions, acquired by Cisco. I worked on security and firewall... Read More →


Wednesday April 9, 2014 1:15pm - 2:05pm
Confluence A

2:15pm

Yahoo’s Adventure with Apache Traffic Server
This talk attempts to shed light on the fascinating story of how Yahoo took its eyes off the ball of nurturing an open source project that it had created, Apache Traffic Server (ATS), only to refocus & make up lost time to start engaging extensively with the ATS community.

We will start with a brief history of the ATS project. We will then talk about why Yahoo moved towards developing an alternative, proprietary technology & how it affected the adoption of & contribution to ATS. Next, we share the drivers for the big decision to stop investing in that proprietary technology & embrace the open source ATS once again. We will conclude with the learnings about open source software & community gained by Yahoo & best practices pertaining to open source projects. It will detail challenges & opportunities, how best to leverage them to advance the business & contribute to open source ecosystem

Speakers
SK

Shu Kit Chan

Yahoo
This proposal is submitted by Shu Kit Chan and Pushkar Sachdeva. Pushkar is a Senior Software Engineer at Yahoo!. He has been with Yahoo for over 5 years and enjoys working on the proxy layer. He has been part of many interesting projects at Yahoo! like Assembly At The Edge (gave... Read More →
VH

Vijay Hosahithlu

Yahoo! Inc.
Vijay is a Senior Product Manager at Yahoo! managing the Edge Services, running Yahoo’s internal CDN and caching proxy technologies which power the highly trafficked Yahoo! properties. He also manages the company’s efforts on Apache Traffic Server. He is responsible for Yahoo!’s... Read More →


Wednesday April 9, 2014 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Confluence A

3:15pm

Apache Traffic Server Internals
Apache Traffic Server is a large and complex piece of software. Trying to read through the code or documentation to understand the overall architecture can be daunting. Phil will break down how ATS operates internally to hopefully help you understand what makes this project so great.

Among other things, he will cover threading, event system, memory pools, caching, storage, and networking.

Speakers
PS

Phillip Sorber

Principal Engineer, Comcast
Phil Sorber is employed by the next generation content delivery service team at Comcast to work on ATS integration. He is an ATS PMC member and ASF Member. He has spoken at ApacheCon in the past as well as other conferences. He is an avid Open Source proponent and has contributed... Read More →


Wednesday April 9, 2014 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Confluence A