Ops

21 Jul 2015 · by Sam Ghods
At Box, we power collaboration for some of the largest companies in the world. To effectively serve our customers, we need to maintain enterprise-grade security and functionality while still providing an agile and dynamic infrastructure for our engineers. This has always been a difficult balance to...
07 Jul 2015 · by Jay Grizzard
Most of us have heard of leap years, but not as many are familiar with their little brother, the “leap second.” These minuscule adjustments to our clocks may seem inconsequential; it’s not like an extra second in the day has a drastic impact on our lives. However, for computers, leap seconds can...
30 Mar 2015 · by Joshua Bancroft
Meet Joshua Bancroft, one of our Site Relability Managers. He'll be blogging regularly at scaledevops.com about life as an SRE. Check out his first post below! Oncall, one of the most dreaded responsibilities within operations and engineering organizations alike. At Box, we had a serious problem...
22 Sep 2014 · by Hari Balasundaram
Security testing is often perceived as a burdensome, unnecessary process, and, as a result, many young startups don't test their applications or services for security vulnerabilities. But in fact, there are many good open source, free and/or commercial security tools which can perform some basic...
10 Aug 2014 · by Benjamin VanEvery
Site issues are a part of life for most web application shops. Database errors, buggy code, vendor failures, growing pains, etc. rear their heads and keep engineers up at night. At Box, we're no exception, and over the years we've done our fair share of triaging and solving site issues....