The former Netflix Architect Allen Wang posted back in 2015 on SlideShare: “Netflix is a logging company that occasionally steams video.”
Five years ago, Netflix was creating about 400 billion events per day in different event types. Today, organizations can’t afford for their applications to have slow performance or experience downtime. To prevent that, engineers must rely on the data generated by their applications and infrastructure.
Security around public cloud offerings has always been a major point of concern (and controversy) for users. How do cloud providers protect customer data? How is log data protected? How is the surrounding infrastructure secured? We previous talked about how iON stays up and running even through EC2 outages. Today, we will talk about iON security to show how we protect customer information and the infrastructure used in building iON.
Building a highly available and fault tolerant cloud platform comes with its share of challenges. What happens when components fail? What happens when the cloud itself experiences downtime? How is it possible to ensure customer apps are always available and their log data is never lost?
These are some of the very questions we ask ourselves when working through the iON architecture. With so many choices, both open-source and commercial,
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