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Ostensibly, this article is about Kubernetes and Istio, but there’s so much more here that applies to everyone: lots about SLAs/SLIs/SLOs, USE and RED Methods, and a whole lot more where that came. Even if you’re not using k8s, you’ll get something useful out of this.
Monitorama Recaps Several more Monitorama PDX 2018 recaps are out. Read up on ‘em here:
- Monitorama Trip Report - Windmill Engineering
- Monitorama 2018 - LightStep
- Monitorama 2018 Recap - Catchpoint
This is an incredible, monster article on distributed tracing at a conceptual level (rather than implementation, which most articles are). To quote the article, That is what this post is about: an attempt to boil down and demystify distributed tracing so its core concepts can be quickly absorbed by anybody, regardless of skill, experience, or interest level in [distributed tracing].
I think it’s telling it still took 4300 words (that’s about 15 book pages!) to boil down the concepts to one article.
I hope you like math, cause I brought you a whole lot of it. This article dives into some of the statistical mathematics behind time series analysis. I’ll be honest: I don’t understand about 90% of the math, but I know there’s many of you who love this sort of stuff. :D
On-call sucks, yes, but it can be improved and even made to be awesome (hard to believe, I know!) In this talk, Charity Major talks about improving on-call based on her many years of experience being on-call personally and now managing teams. Definitely worth a watch.
This recap of SREcon Asia/Australia has some really great stuff on monitoring and observability in it.
See you next week!
– Mike (@mike_julian) Monitoring Weekly Editor