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July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
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Portland, OR

Monitoring Kubernetes: Follow the data

Ilan Rabinovitch (Datadog)
2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Level: Intermediate
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Container and orchestrator users

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Basic familiarity with containers

What you'll learn

  • Explore stats on Kubernetes and container adoption patterns
  • Learn how to monitor Kubernetes and Docker
  • Discover best practices from successful deployments


Datadog has helped thousands of organizations monitor their infrastructure and applications. Ilan Rabinovitch draws on the several hundred trillion data points Datadog has gathered to explore the real-world use of Kubernetes and share trends in container and orchestrator usage. Along the way, Ilan discusses the top applications being used in orchestrated environments and provides insight into which metrics you should watch and how to troubleshoot based on those metrics. Ilan also walks you through a framework for your metrics that you can use to find solutions to the issues that come up.

You’ll explore the three types of monitoring data, what to collect, what should trigger an alert (avoiding an alert storm and pager fatigue), and how to follow the resources to find the root causes of problems and will leave with strategies and frameworks you can implement in your container-based environments today, regardless of the platforms and tools you use.

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Ilan Rabinovitch


Ilan Rabinovitch is vice president of product and community at Datadog, where he spends his days diving into container monitoring metrics, collaborating with Datadog’s open source community, and evangelizing observability best practices. Previously, Ilan spent a number of years leading infrastructure and reliability engineering teams at organizations such as Ooyala and Edmunds.com. He’s active in the open source and DevOps communities, where he is a co-organizer of events such as SCALE and Texas Linux Fest as well as a number of devopsdays events.