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Monitoring News & Articles

Free Ebook: Distributed Systems Observability

Released last week, this minibook by Cindy Sridharan aka @copyconstruct is 10,000% awesome. Cindy expounds at great length and depth on observability. It’s a lot like of some of the posts from her I’ve linked to before…except even better. Also, note: you don’t have to sign up for the marketing emails to get the ebook. It’s very much worth reading.

SLIs, SLOs, SLAs, oh my! (video)

Digging into other stuff, I stumbled across this video from the folks at Google Cloud on SLIs, SLOs, and SLAs. It’s a great video on what they mean, their relationship to one another, and how to use them effectively. There’s also a bunch of other great videos on the channel as well.

Rapid response: how we fixed our on call process to avoid engineer burnout

The team at Intercom walks us through how their on-call has evolved over time, how/why they improved certain aspects, and what they’re doing now. I especially like the history section of this article, as it echoes what I often see with my own clients.

Monitoring, the Prometheus Way (video)

This is about a year old now, but totally new to me. It’s one of the best videos I’ve seen on Prometheus and how it works, as told by one of the co-creators of it.


Monitoring and distributed tracing at Slack and Pinterest | #MonitorSF (San Francisco, CA) | Meetup

If you’re in San Francisco on May 30th, Pinterest and Slack are both speaking at the MonitorSF meetup. Pinterest will be talking their in-house distributed tracing system, while Slack will be talking about their monitoring and observability platform. Sadly, no recording or livestream for these.

Join us for a Monitorama after party 🍹 – The Sensu Blog

Monitorama PDX 2018 is only two weeks away, so the party/meetups announcements are stopping to come up. If you’re going to Monitorama, this afterparty organized by the Sensu folks is always a ton of fun. First 100 people to register get one of their new t-shirts too.

The Observability Conference – August 2nd, 2018 // San Francisco // #o11ycon

The folks at Honeycomb have opened registration for their upcoming day-long conference, o11ycon (it’s short for observability). What started as a half-joke at Monitorama last year became real and that’s pretty cool.

See you next week!

– Mike (@mike_julian) Monitoring Weekly Editor