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How a DigitalOcean Droplet is Made – the Journey From UI to Bare Metal

Published on November 10, 2020 · Updated on November 10, 2020
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By Neal Shrader
Developer and author at DigitalOcean.
How a DigitalOcean Droplet is Made – the Journey From UI to Bare Metal

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About the Talk

Are you curious about what happens when you decide to create a Droplet? From our external interfaces, through our product stack, into the datacenter, and eventually down to the bare metal, you’ll learn exactly what happens to take that API request to a Droplet you can reach via SSH. If you have an interest in microservices, networking, systems, and navigating a rapidly growing technological stack, you’ll get insight of what it’s like to operate infrastructure at scale.

What You’ll Learn

  • How DigitalOcean efficiently and reliably places workloads to address scaling, resilience, reliability, and efficiency concerns.

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About the Presenter

Neal Shrader is a Staff Engineer and Network Software Architect at DigitalOcean. He has been with the company since its formation in 2011, and has helped support its growth from a few folks in Brooklyn to a 500+ distributed global company. Primarily focused on the network, he’s brought numerous initiatives to release such as VPC, Cloud Firewall, and Floating IP. He’s also an avid runner, and a father to a seven-year-old son, Lucas.

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