Theo Schlossnagle is a geek’s geek. If you’ve ever attended one of his many Velocity talks around the world, you know that you’re in the presence of someone who’s been thinking about performance longer and harder than almost anyone.
Theo’s been in this business since 1997, when he founded his company, OmniTI, as the “go-to source for organizations facing today’s most challenging scalability, performance, and security problems”. Today, OmniTI services 15% of the Alexa 100 — we’re talking really, really big sites here — and while Theo says that not much has changed on the scalability side, what he is seeing is massive, radical changes in page size and complexity.
We talked about all that, among other things — including Big Data as it relates to beer consumption and Theo’s facial hair configuration. Enjoy.
- Introducing the Web Performance Today podcast
- Good question: We own a load balancer/ADC. Why not just use it to accelerate our site?
- What is dynamic site acceleration? And is it worth paying for?