Seattle, WA
December 10–13, 2018
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Wednesday, December 12 • 3:40pm - 4:15pm
Adopting Prometheus the Hard Way - Tim Simmons, DigitalOcean

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Deploying Prometheus is simple. Successfully adopting Prometheus as part of your company’s Observability story is not.

In this talk you will learn how to scale the adoption of Prometheus, how to train your organization to know and love Prometheus, and the importance of fostering an Observability culture. If you are interested in building a great Observability culture at your company, this talk is for you!

An extended outline of this talk is:
-How DigitalOcean uses Prometheus successfully
-The subtle art of scaling Prometheus and tradeoffs to consider
-How to teach people to use Prometheus correctly
-How to integrate Prometheus with Kubernetes and other software you use
-How to utilize Prometheus to measure everything you do
-What to do when you find Prometheus’ limits and how to push past them
-Prometheus’ friends that you’ll also love
-The value of your new Observability culture

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Tim Simmons

Senior Engineer, DigitalOcean
Tim Simmons is a Senior Engineer on the Observability Platforms team at DigitalOcean. He primarily cares for DigitalOcean's internal Prometheus infrastructure. On a normal day, he helps his colleagues with PromQL queries, writes custom Prometheus exporters, and builds tools around... Read More →

Wednesday December 12, 2018 3:40pm - 4:15pm