Linkerd is Apester’s ‘Safety Net’ Against Cascading Failure
Apester is an interactive content platform that allows anyone to easily and freely create, embed and share interactive, and related content items (polls, trivia, etc.) into posts and articles, in a matter of seconds. Or Elimelech, a site reliability engineer (SRE) at Apester, adopted Linkerd to shorten Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) by a factor of 2 and process 20 billion requests per month with no timeouts. Elimelech shared the challenges and benefits of rebuilding Apester’s infrastructure on GKE, Kubernetes, Linkerd, Prometheus, and Flagger so they could introduce DevOps automation and service availability to process billions of monthly requests.