SharkFest'24 US

Packet-Guided Infrastructure Optimization
06-20, 11:45–12:45 (America/New_York), Potomac Ballroom

Using packet captures as a feedback mechanism, we will explore how to tune your server environment to both application requirements and network conditions


The internet operates using standards, and these standards were developed, debated, and ratified with the entirety of the internet in mind. But are these standards ideal for your environment?

The largest internet companies tune their servers to operate best in the environments they maintain. That tight control lets them reduce application response times even when latency might be high.

We will use packet captures to identify application traffic patterns and active network conditions, and we’ll explore options to customize how servers put data on the network to fit the application and the network.

Josh is a Distributed Performance Engineer at Huntington Bank who uses his deep knowledge of network protocols and application behavior to identify and eliminate bottlenecks in application architectures.