Sunny Gleason

Founder, SunnyCloud

Sunny Gleason is founder and Distributed Systems Engineer at SunnyCloud, a company providing high-performance application development and hosting and high-availability distributed storage solutions using Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, and Google Compute Cloud. Previously, he worked on cloud platform system design and implementation at and Ning. LinkedIn: Twitter: GitHub:


Fast failover is not just an option for building reliable systems in the cloud - it is a requirement. Unfortunately, it seems like every storage solution out there (whether it's SQL or NoSQL) has its own proprietary monitoring and failover mechanism. In this presentation, we explore ZooKeeper as a mechanism for fast, application-driven failover for both MySQL and Redis in the cloud. By using... [read more]