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December 10–13, 2018
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Wednesday, December 12 • 2:35pm - 3:10pm
Monitor the World: Meaningful Metrics for Containerized Apps and Clusters - Nicholas Turner, Amazon & Nic Cope, Planet Labs

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In this talk, Nick and Nic dive into key metrics and tooling that you should be using to monitor your Kubernetes control plane components and your containerized applications.

Nick will disect the metrics that have shown to be critical for Kubernetes cluster operations, experience gained while helping to build and operate Amazon's EKS platform. Topics covered will include monitoring etcd and the Kubernetes control plane components.

Nic will discuss Planet Lab's Kubernetes deployment and the application metrics that have proven to be most critical for operating large scale clusters, including how they utilize Linkerd and Prometheus for visibility.

Two themes that will persist throughout the talk are how use the minimum number of necessary metrics to still have a complete picture while avoiding noise, and how to do it with open source technology.

Speakers
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Nic Cope

Staff Software Engineer, Planet
Nic is the technical lead of the Kubernetes infrastructure that powers Planet Labs' analytics platform (i.e. all the boring terrestrial bits). Before that he was an SRE at Spotify and Google. Nic likes to apply Go and sensible processes to infrastructure, reliability, and scalability... Read More →
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Nicholas Turner

Software Development Engineer, Amazon
Nick works at Amazon Web Services as a software development engineer for EKS where he works on building and operating a Kubernetes platform for customers who run their infrastructure on AWS. He is also a maintainer of the aws-iam-authenticator, the defacto open source authentication... Read More →



Wednesday December 12, 2018 2:35pm - 3:10pm
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