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Wednesday, October 17 • 4:15pm - 4:55pm
Shape of the Cloud: Search Infrastructure as Code

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Setting up initial infrastructure and making changes to it can be challenging, especially for devs without much ops knowledge. Treating infrastructure as code empowers developers to cut through the fear of the unknown. Thanks to Terraform and other config management tools it’s no longer difficult or time-consuming to deploy fully-operational Fusion/Solr clusters. It also enables version control over infrastructure changes, just like over app code changes.
At NRHL we utilize Terraform, Chef, CircleCI and Docker to build out our autoscaling search clusters (Fusion/Solr/Zookeeper) in AWS. This talk will will be about our journey at Nordstromrack | Hautelook of moving from SOLR6 to Fusion/SOLR7 as well as to using Terraform and treating Infrastructure as Code. We will also briefly cover how we gradually introduced the new setup to our end users using A/B testing, measuring and tuning. We hope to provide an overview for developers on how tools like these can be used and hopefully start making sense of what otherwise be a cryptic process.


Vasily Volkov

NordstromRack | Hautelook
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Akasha Yi

Senior Platform Engineer, Nordstromrack | Hautelook
Akasha is a Senior Platform Engineer at Nordstromrack | Hautelook and will be presenting the talks on Terrafrom and Automation. She has a strong system engineering background and has worked for a large CDN provider in the past.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 4:15pm - 4:55pm EDT
Salon 6&7