Performances on Amazon AWS - Cloud Day 2012 Xebia

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Bhaskar Sunkara, VP Product Experience at AppDynamics, presents "Performance on Amazon AWS". The video of the presentation is available here : http://vimeo.com/46604224 The Xebia Cloud Day 2012 is a free Cloud Computing conference focused on Java ecosystem. http://blog.xebia.fr/22-mai-2012-cloud-day-chez-xebia/

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  • 1. PERFORMANCE ON AMAZON AWSBHASKAR SUNKARA AND PETER ABRAMS

2. INTRODUCTION Founded in April 2008 in San Francisco Venture Funded Founding Principles The Move to the cloud presents a new set of challenges New world - Constant Change (infrastructure, architecture, code) Existing management solutions not designed for constant change AppDynamics Value - Enable teams to operate business critical applications in clouds and guarantee service performance Working with Netflix since October 2009 Oct. 2009 150 servers in private data center May 2012 50 servers in data center, 8,000 servers in EC2 AppDynamics is Netflix primary SLA management tool 3. AGENDADifferences between Cloud and PhysicalDatacenterPerformance on AWSCase Study on AWSAppDynamics 4. CLOUD /PHYSICALDATACENTERT H I N G S H AV E C H A N G E D 5. EVERYTHING IS SHARED S3 Shared/Virtualized Infrastructure SQS Shared services SDB EBS EMR Shared Services The biggest public cloud !! 6. INFRASTRUCTURE Machines come and go High rate of change Capacity is much cheaper Capacity can be both increased and decreased In minutes Cannot use physical dependencies anymore E.g. static IP mapping between services 7. PERFORMANCE MONITORING Traditional monitoring : Measure CPU and other hardware metrics Code metrics individual methods etc. Scrape logs for errors etc. Configured by hand Cloud Monitoring - Datacenter tools are a big pain ! You were measuring CPU metrics for a bunch of machines Now those are gone, and the new ones are up Who is going to refresh your dashboards? Who is going to clean up the dead instance data? 8. GOOD PERFORMANCE ON AWS?(Re)architect your app toWork on Amazon !Take advantage of all that it providesCareful with shared services !Pick the right performance monitoring tools !Lets not forget managing capacity/cost !! 9. APPLICATIONARCHITECTURE 10. APPLICATION ARCHITECTURE Distributed Service Oriented Horizontally Scalable 11. AWS PERFORMANCE FACTSHEET FROM A HEAVY DUTY USER - NETFLIX 12. IF YOU ARE USING SHARED SERVICES Measure service performance in isolation Stress test the hell out of shared service calls At minimum double of your peak load ! Look for common patterns out there e.g. Simple DB needs a cache frontend Avoid badly performing shared services EBS? 13. PERFORMANCE MONITORINGE S TA B L I S H A C R I T E R I A T O P I C K T H E R I G H T T O O L S 14. 1.HAS TO BE SERVICE ORIENTED Primarily monitor Services not Infrastructure ! Focus on the application SLAs Focus on the end user experience Response times Process Service Order Load Error rates Trends 15. 2. HAS TO BE DISTRIBUTED Tools need to measure health of tiers Measuring individual servers does not make sense Services are horizontally scalableec2-2ec2-1ec2-2 ec2-4ec2-3ec2-1ec2-3 ec2-5 You need to know how the cluster/tier performs in terms of average utilization 16. 3. HAS TO KEEP UP WITH RATE OF CHANGE Keep up with machines going up/down Node are transient Provide a clean view of the current state Clean up dead instances/services Maintain a baseline of how the overall tier does ec2-23ec2-2 ec2-22ec2-1 ec2-24ec2-3 17. 4.CROSS SERVICE TRACING Becomes absolutely necessary for truly distributed apps Should be able to drill down across services within the context of a single user request Should be able to analyze code in every service Should be able to point out impact of using shared services 18. CROSS SERVICE TRACING 19. IMPACT OF SHARED SERVICES 20. 5.AUTODISCOVERY/LOW CONFIGURATION MAINTENANCE Cannot have configuration based discovery of new instances/services Baking into AMIs etc. Should auto-discover new tiers/services Cannot have code level configuration Difficult to maintain with agile development 21. MANAGING COST CASESTUDY 22. MANAGING COST - EISMANN Managing Capacity == Cost The cloud isnt free ! Eismann Frozen food delivery vendor in Germany In-production on AWS Has variable-capacity based on usage hours Use application level SLAs to determine capacity E.g. Process Order Volume == capacity of services on AWS 23. WHAT IS APPDYNAMICS? Fundamentally built for the Cloud Handles constant change of infrastructure Service oriented SLA management Detailed actionable information on service performance for engineers, architects and operations Zero to low configuration No code configuration needed for visibilityDid I mention Eismann is fully deployed on AppDynamics anduses us for automatically managing capacity and SLAs !!

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