Datadog had 400 VMs in AWS, was ingesting millions of metrics per second, and was having pain around service discovery and quick configuration changes. Darron Froese discusses how Datadog integrated Consul into its environment. Eighteen months later, Datadog’s 1,000+ VMs receiving millions more metrics per second were using Consul to facilitate 60-second cluster-wide configuration changes and make service discovery simpler and more flexible. Darron outlines mistakes made and lessons learned as well as some tips for successful implementation in your own environment.
Darron Froese has been building things for the Internet since the early ’90s, when he first discovered Mixmaster remailers and Usenet. In 2014, after running nonfiction studios for 12 years, he moved to Datadog to be a site reliability engineer. Darron enjoys short build times, resilient infrastructure, clusters that keep their quorum, and breathing compressed gases underwater.
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