Measure all the things. It’s a great mantra for any organization that wants the benefits of cloud computing while maintaining solid operational stability. But how? With what tooling? Kelsey Hightower guides you through hands-on tutorials using open source software that empowers you to continue down the journey of measuring the right things using open source tools.
Kelsey starts with telemetry. It’s critical to gather telemetry data to understand not just the application but also the underlying hardware to optimize infrastructure for efficiency and operational success. Visibility of metrics at every layer of the data center is crucial for making any decisions with the data. Once you aggregate telemetry data from the hardware and application, the information provides insight across all the resource layers which allow you to intelligently schedule workloads on the right hardware, dynamically autoscale workloads, and troubleshoot performance bottlenecks.
Using simple examples, Kelsey walks you through the basics of collecting, processing, and publishing data before moving to a more dynamic environment running on Kubernetes, where you will intelligently place and autoscale pods based on telemetry data. Time and audience-interest permitting, Kelsey will compile plugins (written in Go) and deploy them on Kubernetes.
Kelsey Hightower has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech but most enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. Kelsey is a strong open source advocate focused on building simple tools that make people smile. When he is not slinging Go code, you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from programming and system administration to his favorite Linux distro of the month.
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