Presenters: Austin Parker
Kubernetes has enabled software organizations to realize the benefits of microservices through its convenient and powerful abstractions. Deploying, scaling, and running distributed software at scale is much easier through the use of Kubernetes. However, these benefits have not come without costs compared to traditional software operations. Spiraling monitoring expenses, the creation of single points of human failure, and a lack of understanding of service dependencies all contribute to significant hidden costs associated with running software with Kubernetes. In this talk, we’ll discuss how observability addresses these costs and helps you quantify and understand them. You’ll learn how new open source tools such as OpenTelemetry can help you understand performance of cloud-native software, and how you can easily get started using them today. Come be a part of the future of cloud-native observability!
About the Presenter:
Austin Parker has been solving – and creating – problems with computers and technology for most of his life. He is the Principal Developer Advocate at LightStep and maintainer on the OpenTracing and OpenTelemetry projects. His professional dream is to build a world where we’re able to create and run more reliable software. In addition to his professional work, he’s taught college classes, spoken about all things DevOps and Distributed Tracing, and even found time to start a podcast. Austin is also the co-author of the forthcoming book Distributed Tracing in Practice, available in early 2020 from O’Reilly Media.