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Stephen Voorhees
San Francisco, CA
Director of Engineering, Platform Engineering @ Autodesk
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Early on in our experiments with Vault at Autodesk we decided that some lightweight Python might be a bit better for codifying our Vault usage opinions than cargo-culted shell scripts and thus aomi was conceived. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Cloud Engineering
Great question. Our DC/OS infrastructure currently runs solely out of AWS. Our reduction of instances is driven purely by densification of our infrastructure. Our event streaming infrastructure is fairly complex with multiple technologies involved (Kafka, Zookeeper, RabbitMQ, Redis, etc...), this can quickly bloat your instances. With some careful planning around the resources we allocated per container, we were able to get far better density w/ multiple containers per instance. I'd say we have further opportunity for optimization. Optimizations that will both improve our density (better placement, improved app code and design, etc.), and optimizations that may slightly reduce our density (place to avoid resource contention, etc.). Placement and resource allocation is definitely an art form :-)
If you've been following our blog posts over the last year, you know that the Autodesk Cloud Platform team has been moving full steam ahead with our containers strategy. Our intent was to solve very specific problems in our environment, that we felt containers could help us solve: Improved Efficiency.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Cloud Engineering
This is a guest blog post from Patrice Ferrot who works on our Autodesk Localization Services team. Patrice explains how localization services is using Mesos, Docker and Ochopod to improve its operational efficiency. Localization is no easy task. Before I joined Autodesk 4 years ago, I had very little idea... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at Cloud Engineering
Automatic management of ocho* clusters using in-cluster nodes as controllers. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Cloud Engineering
Our very own Mike Haley recently gave a keynote at Strata+Hadoop World in London on what he and his team are up to with big data and data science. Check out the keynote to learn how Autodesk customers use this work to bring life to their designs! Mike Haley is... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Cloud Engineering
Thanks to everyone who attended our Meetup on Containers a couple weeks ago! It was a great session, lots of interest and good questions. For those of you who missed it, we had hoped to share the video here but the video gremlins ate it. Don't ask... But you're not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Cloud Engineering
Autodesk is hosting a Meetup on container technologies on April 16th at our Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. Join us to learn why containers are the hottest thing since sliced bread! Sign Up Now! We are proud to present three prominent and experienced container gurus for this event. Khash... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Cloud Engineering
Welcome to the new Autodesk Cloud Engineering blog! Follow us on our journey as we share our experiences, perspectives, trials and tribulations as Autodesk begins the transformation of our products and services into a true cloud business. Our blog will focus on cloud technology and open source leveraging Autodesk expertise... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Cloud Engineering
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