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Home | Seminars and Symposia | Past seminars/symposia: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Facebook's Global Load Balancing for 2 Billion Users


Guobao Sun
(M.S. 2015 from Dept. CS&E, UMN)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
4:00–5:00 pm

405 Walter Library

Do you want to learn how Facebook scales their load balancing infrastructure to support more than 2 billion users? In this talk, I will reveal the technologies and methods we use to global route and balance Facebook's traffic. The Traffic team at Facebook has built several systems for managing and balancing our site traffic, including both a DNS load balancer and a software load balancer capable of handling several protocols. This talk will focus on these technologies and how they have helped improve user performance, manage capacity, and increase reliability.