Solving the Hidden Costs of Kubernetes with Observability
Date: Wednesday, May 13th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT
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
- How new open source tools such as OpenTelemetry can help you understand performance of cloud-native software
- How you can easily get started using them today
Come be a part of the future of cloud-native observability!
About the presenter:
Spoons, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep
Daniel “spoons” Spoonhower is a co-founder at Lightstep, where he’s building performance management tools for deep software systems. Previously, Spoons spent almost six years at Google where he worked on developer tools as part of both Google’s internal infrastructure and Cloud Platform teams. He has published papers on the performance of parallel programs, garbage collection, and real-time programming. He has a PhD in programming languages from Carnegie Mellon University but still hasn’t found one he loves.