Infrastructure

77 articles
  • March 31, 2017

    Spotify’s Love/Hate Relationship with DNS

    Forward: This blog post accompanies our presentation given at SRECon 2017 in San Francisco. The recording of the talk can be viewed here, [...]

    Published by Lynn Root
  • March 25, 2016

    Managing Machines at Spotify

    Introduction When you log into Spotify, browse through your Discover Weekly playlist, and play a track, you’re interacting with some of our [...]

    Published by Nic Cope
  • January 27, 2016

    SDN Internet Router – Part 2

    Introduction In the previous post we talked about how the Internet finds its way to reach content and users; how Internet relations [...]

    Published by dbarrosop
  • January 26, 2016

    SDN Internet Router – Part 1

    Introduction This is the first part of a series of posts about a project we have been working with for [...]

    Published by dbarrosop
  • December 9, 2015

    ELS: a latency-based load balancer, part 2

    What to Measure? In part 1, we already mentioned a few metrics that should be considered by the load balancer. Success [...]

    Published by Lukáš Poláček
  • December 8, 2015

    ELS: latency based load balancer, part 1

    Load Balancing Most Spotify clients connect to our back-end via accesspoint which forwards client requests to other servers. In the picture below, the accesspoint has [...]

    Published by Lukáš Poláček
  • November 17, 2015

    Monitoring at Spotify: Introducing Heroic

    This is the second part in a series about Monitoring at Spotify. In the previous post I discussed our history of operational [...]

    Published by John-John Tedro
  • November 16, 2015

    Monitoring at Spotify: The Story So Far

    This is the first in a two-part series about Monitoring at Spotify. In this, I’ll be discussing our history, the [...]

    Published by John-John Tedro
  • November 5, 2015

    Oh IPv6, Where Art Thou

    Illustrations by Jonas Ekman Since the dawn of time, man has used 32-bit addressing. When the first Homo Erectus crawled [...]

    Published by Per Knytt
  • October 9, 2015

    Designing the Spotify perimeter

    In this blog post we focus on the web load balancers and various proxy systems across the Spotify perimeter. We [...]

    Published by Alexey Lapitsky
  • December 18, 2014

    Date-Tiered Compaction in Apache Cassandra

    For my master’s thesis, I developed and benchmarked an Apache Cassandra compaction strategy optimized for time series. The result, the [...]

    Published by Björn Hegerfors
  • July 4, 2013

    Puppetizing the workstations

    Spotify is a very frequent user of Puppet. We have given many talks and presentations on the subject but these [...]

    Published by jhaals
  • June 4, 2013

    Incident Management at Spotify

    A few weeks ago Spotify had one of the biggest incidents in the last few years. It caused a major [...]

    Published by David Poblador i Garcia
  • April 11, 2013

    sthlm.js #7 @ Spotify

    We recently hosted the seventh sthlm.js meetup at our office and Paul Lewis of Google Chrome, Robert Nyman of Mozilla and our [...]

    Published by Gabriel Bonander
  • March 20, 2013

    How we use Python at Spotify

    The most frequent question we heard at PyCon this weekend, was how do we use Python at Spotify. Hopefully this post answers [...]

    Published by Geoff van der Meer