Principles of Monitoring Microservices
Observability of today's complex systems is always of interest, but there's often a wide gulf between "we'd like to know what's going on" and the practical steps to prevent that 3am alert. Join longtime devops community member Michael Ducy for tips on monitoring containers and microservices.
Containers and Microservices have radically changed how you get visibility into your applications. As developers have started to leverage orchestration systems on top of containers, the game is changing yet again. What was a simple application on a host before is now a sophisticated, dynamically orchestrated, multi-container architecture. It’s amazing for development - but introduces a whole new set of challenges for monitoring and visibility.
In this talk we’ll lay out five key principles for monitoring microservices and the containers they are based on. These principles take into account the operational difference of containers and microservices when compared to traditional architectures. This talk is for the operator that needs to help development teams understand how visibility of apps has changed, and help teams implement these ideas. You’ll walk away with a good understanding of the challenges of monitoring microservices and how you can set your team up for success.
Michael Ducy currently works as Director of Community & Evangelism for Sysdig where he is responsible for growing adoption of Sysdig’s open source solutions. Previously, Michael worked at Chef where he held a variety of roles helping customers and community members leverage Chef’s open source and paid solutions, as well as implement the ideas and practices of DevOps. Michael has also worked in a variety of roles in his career including Cloud Architecture, Systems Engineering, and Performance Engineering. Michael holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and an MBA from The Ohio State University.
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