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Availability of Kafka - Beyond the Brokers

While Kafka has guarantees around the number of server failures a cluster can tolerate, to avoid service interruptions, or even data loss, it is prudent to have infrastructure in place for when an environment becomes unavailable during a planned or unplanned outage.

This talk describes the architectures available to you when planning for an outage. We will examine configurations including active/passive and active/active as well as availability zones and debate the benefits and limitations of each. We will also cover how to set up each configuration using the tools in Kafka.

Whether downtime while you fail over clients to a backup is acceptable or you require your Kafka clusters to be highly available, this talk will give you an understanding of the options available to mitigate the impact of the loss of an environment.


Andrew Borley
Emma Humber