About Perspectives

Perspectives focuses on high-scale services, data center design and operations, server hardware design and optimization, high-scale storage software and hardware systems, flash memory, service design principles, power efficiency and power management.

Most recent posting: http://perspectives.mvdirona.com.

Talks and presentations: http://mvdirona.com/jrh/Work.

About the Author: James is an SVP and Distinguished Engineer working on technology across Amazon. He joined the company in January 2009 on the Amazon Web Services team, where he focused on infrastructure efficiency, reliability, and service scaling. Prior to AWS, James held leadership roles on several high-scale products and services including Windows Live, Exchange Hosted Services, Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM DB2. He loves all aspects of high-scale services and is interested in optimizing all components from data center power and cooling, through server design, networking systems, and the distributed software systems they host.