Past Meetup

Prometheus and Kubernetes - a great match for simplified metrics!

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Every 3rd Thursday of the month

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As with most markets in the IT services space, there are plenty of tools to monitor our data center environments, Hobbit / Nagios / Sensu / Zabbix / Monit / Munin / Zenoss.., the list goes on.

So why is the Kubernetes world so enamored with a new project in the monitoring space, one that only has a few years under it's belt? Is it ageism? IIANIAAGism?

Let's look at Prometheus and see why it is such a good fit for monitoring Kubernetes environments, and why it might be a good fit for migrating the rest of your monitoring services as well.

Our speaker for this evening is Robert Starmer, CTO & Principal of Kumulus Technologies.

With 20 years of experience as a systems reliability engineer, and a focus on automating not only application deployments but the underlying infrastructure as well, Robert brings a wealth of knowledge to the full application enablement stack from infrastructure automation and compliance to application deployment.

Robert’s background stems from efforts in such diverse fields as high-performance computing and high-frequency trading environments, scale-out workload management, and enabling ops automation and continuous integration and deployment services. Robert also holds patents in network, data center, and application performance and scale enhancements. Robert is currently a founding partner at Kumulus Technologies, a San Francisco Bay area infrastructure focused DevOps, Systems Reliability Engineering and Cloud Computing consultancy, where he writes, presents, develops, and educates the industry on cloud, SRE and DevOps topics. He also is an avid photographer (micro, macro, astro) and has been known to stay up til 2 AM in remote locations to capture celestial time-lapses.


This meeting will be at PayPal tonight. Look for the huge PayPal sign in front of the main lobby, and head to PayPal security to check in.


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