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Mike 'n Burgers: Modern Observability

Nortalin oma cloud-huippuosaaja Mike Ensor puhuu tiistaina 26.11.2019 otsikolla “Deep Dive: Modern Observability”. Tapahtuma järjestetään toimistollamme Helsingin ydinkeskustassa osoitteessa Mikonkatu 15 A 3. krs. Tilaisuus on englanninkielinen. Ilmoittaudu pian, sillä paikkoja on rajoitetusti!


Introduction: The “shift-left” philosophy has started to be a common pattern companies use to enable delivery teams more autonomy. This philosophy shifts  the traditional operations teams into a reliability mindset.


Focusing on reliability requires applications to share information about their health. Traditional health systems focus on “CPU”, “IOPS” and/or “RAM” usage, but this is no longer sufficient in a distributed cloud native solution.  

This talk will deep dive into the three primary areas of observability; application-level metrics, logging and tracing.  We will cover modern techniques on implementing a comprehensive observability strategy and how to tie all three areas together. Our deep dive will teach you to increase time-to-resolution, decrease debugging time and expose business-level metrics that are useful for Operations teams and Business owners alike.

NOTE: This talk will cover the principles behind the tools and will be delivered as a tool-agnostic approach.

What will You learn?

  • Learn how to construct data models for time-series metrics
  • Discuss methods to setup and trace requests covering ephemerial and distributed systems
  • Highlight responsibilities of the development team to support Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles
  • Outline the importance of engineering logging formats and correlation data to support polyglot development

Join us for cloud and burgers! Please notice that we start at 17:00, so plan your arrival early enough to have time for drinks, burgers and chat!

Registrations via Meetup.



Mike Ensor

Host and speaker of the event is Mike Ensor, VP of our Global Cloud Practice  and one of North America’s top AWS and Google Cloud partners who recently relocated from U.S. to Helsinki.

Mike is a hands-on software architect with 24 years of experience in cloud architectures, custom application development, e-commerce, distributed systems and big data implementations. Throughout his career, he has continually pushed the use of test-driven development, the principles of continuous delivery and emphasized the merits of Agile-based development. Mike has co-presented with Google / K8s luminaries such as Kelsey Hightower, Alan Naim and Carter Morgan.