Project Netflix

november, 2019

2019mon18nov5:00 pmmon7:00 pmProject NetflixScalable. Available. Immutable5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Hangout, Gate No 2, NISTE, Faiz Ahmed Faiz Road, H-8/1

Event Reviews

Overall Rating: 13 RatingsData

It was knowledgable.Muhammad Asif on November 30, 2019 6:55 am

Excellent talk. A very good overview of the concepts. The content was relatable and useful. Wish to have more talks like these from industry experts.Arslan Mehboob on November 19, 2019 9:33 am

Very good and informative event. Looking forward to more sessions related to ML and AI.Ahsan Farooqui on November 19, 2019 10:59 am

Excellent talk, looking forward to more tech talks in the future.Sohaib Tariq on November 19, 2019 11:30 am

Excellent talk for people who are passionate about using cloud to scale solutionsAhmad Luqman on November 21, 2019 8:36 am

Excellent talk , helped our team a lot. Amer was so kind and helped us by answering so many questions. Thank you OPEN Islamabad and Amer!Faisal Abdullah on November 21, 2019 10:10 am

Average session, presenter was sharing information about basic building block i.e. What is microservices & what is this or that. Session should be supposed to be on How & why & share the insight extracted by using the approaches This was my first session & little disappointed about stuff & how it is presented. Need a lot of improvements, let me know If I can help to improve the process & stuffAun Raza on November 21, 2019 11:50 am

Amer's talk was very informative. Learnt alot from it. However could have been better if there was more time for him to walk through all bits and pieces.Hassan Raza on November 23, 2019 3:45 pm

Very good talk.Imran Sarvar Khan on November 26, 2019 2:50 pm

It was good to hear the talk. Like the overview of everything. And how NETFLIX is running their infrastructure will also help a lot of people. This a good example of contributing to community.Suleman Hasib on November 21, 2019 9:50 am

It was very informative, helped me to understand the scaling techniques, will be helpful in my projects inshallahJunaid Ali on November 21, 2019 12:37 pm

It was an informative session. I learned a lot of new stuff. Keep having more sessions like this.Sarwat Fatima on November 21, 2019 10:51 pm

It was a nice and informative talk for IT starters, but it did not have much for the experienced professionals.Nasir Kamal on November 22, 2019 12:15 pm

Event Details

Talk is about the Netflix ecosystem and how Netflix built its massively scalable, highly available and immutable infrastructure that is resilient to hardware and software failures.


Talk Abstract:
Netflix application operates on a diverse range of devices and network conditions across the globe. Performance optimization and end-to-end reliability are critical for delivering quality entertainment to our members span in 190 countries. Netflix cloud-native ecosystem is designed from the ground up to be resilient to hardware and software failures, common occurrences on a public cloud.


Hundreds of microservices and Netflix managed CDN work together behind the scenes in total harmony offering a rich and engaging streaming experience to a growing list of over 150 million paid global subscribers. Microservices rely on caching, replication and persistent tiers for massive scalability and to avert data loss. Netflix’s immutable infrastructure promotes infrastructure-as-a-code methodology, where infrastructure changes are automated and orchestrated via the CI/CD platform that rebuilds the whole environment from scratch and thus prevents any possible configuration drift. New features are rolled out into production frequently and independently via Red/Black deployment, which ensures no downtime and 99.99% target availability. Fault injection and real-world failure scenarios are exercised daily in production for conformance.


Content delivery is optimized by a combination of intelligent caching and encoding recipes that incorporate: device capabilities, title complexity, geographical location, and network bandwidth. The goal is to reduce rebuffer events without sacrificing stream quality. Machine Learning, Big Data analytics, and Real Time stream processing offer unique and timely customer insight that feeds into business decisions. Self-service tooling help teams monitor, debug and diagnose issues well before being reported. All this to keep Netflix binge-watchers enjoy quality content 24×7.


Who Should Attend?
The talk offers unique insight into Netflix microservices that are deployed at a massive scale into an AWS public cloud and Netflix CDN (Content Delivery Networks) for delivering content globally. The talk will benefit those who are interested in:
  • Building scalable and fault-tolerant microservices.
  • Disassembling monolithic application into a set of microservices that can work together but developed and managed independently.
  • Understanding the role of DevOps and CI/CD platform in accelerating engineering velocity and pushing new features into production frequently
  • Knowing the significance of immutable infrastructure
  • Differentiating RESTful service and Netflix “REST-ish” API (Falcor)
  • Netflix caching and persistent tier for stateless microservices.
  • Performing fault injection and conformance testing in production
  • Adaptive Streaming and Machine Learning for efficient content delivery
Participation Charges
Free for OPEN Members. PKR 500/- for Non-Members

Speakers for this event

  • Amer Ather

    Amer Ather

    Senior Cloud Performance Architect at Netflix Performance Engineering Team.

    The Netflix performance Engineering Team helps build services that are resilient to hardware and software failures. Our team collaborates with service teams in architecture review, improvement plans and its impact on Netflix ecosystem. We partner with AWS in developing a roadmap for future products and services. Netflix emphasizes on building self-service tools with a goal of accelerating developer productivity and innovation velocity. We build profiling and tracing frameworks and tools for Netflix service teams that allow full software stack analysis. Netflix performance team open source projects: Vector, FlameGraph, FlameScope, AutoBench, Abyss

    Senior Cloud Performance Architect at Netflix Performance Engineering Team.

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