We've got the one and only Brian Brazil coming to talk to us, one of the brains behind Prometheus and founder of Robust Perception, a consultancy focused on assisting others implement and get the most out of it.
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Often what you monitor and get alerted on is defined by your tools, rather than what makes the most sense to you and your organisation. Alerts on metrics such as CPU usage which are noisy and rarely spot real problems, while outages go undetected. Monitoring systems can also be challenging to maintain, and overall provide a poor return on investment.
In the past few years several new monitoring systems have appeared with more powerful semantics and which are easier to run, which offer a way to vastly improve how your organisation operates Prometheus is one such system. This talk will look at the monitoring ideal and how whitebox monitoring with a time series database, multi-dimensional labels and a powerful querying/alerting language can free you from midnight pages.
When & Where?
This is somewhat of a one-off meetup, Brian's kindly made time to present to the wonderful team at Infinity Works, we want to open this opportunity up to the wider community in Leeds. The talk will be in Leeds, October the 13th, starting at 18:30.
The talk will be at White Cloth Gallery, not far from the train station. Beer's will be provided courtesy of Infinity Works. We will also hearing from some of our internal teams, how they've used Prometheus to help monitor production services for our customers.