Adrian Cockcroft

Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology. He’s always been fascinated by what comes next, and he writes and speaks extensively on a range of subjects. At Battery Ventures, he advises the firm and its portfolio companies about technology issues and also assists with deal sourcing and due diligence. Before joining Battery, Adrian helped lead Netflix’s migration to a large-scale, highly available public cloud architecture and the open sourcing of the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform. Prior to that, he managed a team at Netflix working on personalization algorithms and service-oriented refactoring. Adrian was a founding member of eBay Research Labs, developing advanced mobile applications and even building his own homebrew phone, years before iPhone and Android launched. As a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems, he wrote the best-selling Sun Performance and Tuning and was chief architect for high performance technical computing. Adrian graduated from the City University, London with a Bsc in applied physics and electronics and was named one of the top leaders in cloud computing in 2011 and 2012 by SearchCloudComputing magazine.

Open source force multipliers

July 18, 2019

Adrian Cockcroft says the most successful open-source-based businesses have turned their partners and developer communities into force multipliers for their own marketing and engineering teams.

Developing a chaos architecture mindset

February 28, 2018

Adrian Cockcroft outlines the architectural principles of chaos engineering and shares methods engineers can use to exercise failure modes in safety and business-critical systems