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Mark McGranaghan, Platform engineering lead, Heroku

Mark McGranaghan

Biography: Mark McGranaghan

Mark is an engineer at Heroku, where he leads the teams responsible for the cloud platform's core distributed infrastructure. His interests include technical design, cloud services, and engineering culture. He graduated from Bowdoin College with an A.B. in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Presentation: High Availability at Heroku

Track: Highly-available systems / Time: Wednesday 11:50 - 12:50 / Location: Fleming

This presentation discusses high availability at Heroku, incorporating specific examples from our experience designing, developing, and operating highly available cloud services at scale. We emphasize that high availability must be approached comprehensively across a technical organization, and highlight several patterns that we've found critical to our systems work at Heroku.