Infrastructure demand can be turbulent and difficult to predict. As data grows both in scale and complexity, web applications increasingly become spread across heterogeneous compute and storage environments. Many great companies are managing their infrastructure using ad-hoc monitoring and autoscaling technologies that are often monolithic in nature and built by a team that lacks specialization in scale or flexibility. For these companies, what results is unpredictable performance and reduced visibility of resource utilization—two things that are bad for business.
At its core, web performance equals cloud performance. And in the era of highly dynamic, heterogeneous cloud, it’s more important than ever to make your infrastructure resilient so you can focus on the heart of your business.
In his keynote address last month at the O’Reilly Velocity conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Rackspace Senior Product Manager James Colgan explained how growing companies can get better performance by moving past mere infrastructure automation and toward self-adaptive and autonomous infrastructure. Check out video of James’ Velocity keynote below.