Monitoring and Observability

Operations and Culture
Location: Westminster Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.15, 13 ratings)

In this session we’ll leave the need for performance a foregone conclusion and take a whirlwind tour through the complexity of modern Internet architectures. The complexities lead to evil optimization problems and significant challenges troubleshooting production issues to a speedy and successful end.

Starting with the simple facts that you can’t fix what you can’t see and you can’t improve what you can’t measure, we’ll discuss what needs monitoring and why. We’ll talk about unlikely allies in the fight for time and budget to instrument systems, applications and processes for observability.

You’ll leave the session with a better understanding of what it looks like to troubleshoot the storm of a malfunctioning large architecture and some tools and techniques you can use to not be swallowed by the Kraken.

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Theo Schlossnagle


Theo Schlossnagle is a Founder and Principal at OmniTI where he designs and implements scalable solutions for highly trafficked sites and other clients in need of sound, scalable architectural engineering. He was the architect of the highly scalable Momentum mail transport agent. Theo is a participant in various open source communities including Illumos, Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL, perl, and many others. He is a published author in the area of scalability and distributed systems as well as a veteran speaker in the open source conference circuit.

Theo founded several successful startups as engineering focused organizations including: OmniTI, Circonus, Message Systems and Fontdeck.

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Theo Schlossnagle
9/10/2012 17:15 BST
Alon Lutzker
9/10/2012 10:48 BST

This lecture was awesome. We are already implementing some of the reccomendatins mentioned here at my company. I would really like a link to the slides from Theo’s presentation, is that possible?


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