Behind the Scenes at

Posted in Conferences, Frameworks, Development on February 21, 2009

Behind the Scenes at

In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, Dan Farino, Chief Systems Architect at MySpace, talked about administering thousands of web servers from a system’s architect viewpoint. He mostly detailed the performance counter monitoring used by MySpace, the system profiler and the system administration site demoing the tools for the audience to see how it works.

Dan Farino is the Chief Systems Architect at where he is responsible for designing and implementing the infrastructure required to maintain the site's thousands of servers. Dan has designed and implemented many of's custom performance-monitoring, profiling and live-debugging tools.

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