"Best Buy's Platform Transformation and the CDC (Continuous Delivery Cloud)"
By: Steve Eastham
Re-launched in 2002, BestBuy.com has grown to be the third most visited retail e-commerce site for the US holiday season. Facing increasing traffic and continued growth, BestBuy.com has engaged in an effort to re-architect and re-platform the site. A key component of these re-platform efforts is the hyper-scale CDC (Continuous Delivery Cloud). The CDC, based on the Openstack Essex release powers 40+ development teams today and is an innovation catalyst which enables thousands of automated tests running each day, early integration, and R&D for cloud deployments.
In this session we'll cover:
The business case, use cases, and financials behind our internal cloud initiative.
Our architecture and technology choics for automated bootstrap, and the compute, storage (distributed object and block), and network tiers.
The automation and monitoring tools and techniques we utilize.
The code/feature related modifications and additions made to the Essex release to support our specific needs.
The team behind the development of the CDC and its culture.
The lessons we've learned and our next steps and roadmap.