Eric D. Schabell: November 2022

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

KubeCon EU 2023 - Beyond O11y at Cloud Native Scale and Tracing Adventures

Next year in Amsterdam, the KubeCon and CloudNativeCon Europe 2023 conference kicks off from 17-21 April 2023.

There will be co-located events on Monday and Tuesday, which are one day events like Prometheus Day and Open Observability Day, then a three day event with the focus on open source and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) projects. 

I've attended these events in both Europe and North America over the years but have yet to try speaking at one. That changes next year as I've jumped on their call for papers with several colleagues, one old and one new!

Below you'll find my submissions to the CNCF KubeCon and CloudNativeCon Eu event.

Monday, November 28, 2022

O11y Guide - Bringing Monoliths into the Cloud Native World

This is the fifth article in the series covering my journey into the world of cloud native observability. If you missed any of the previous articles, head on back to the introduction for a quick update.

After laying out the groundwork for this series in the initial article, I spent some time in the second article sharing who the observability players are. I also discussed the teams that these players are on in this world of cloud native o11y. For the third article I looked at the ongoing discussion around monitoring pillars versus phases. In the fourth article I talked about keeping your options open with open source standards.

Being a developer from my early days in IT, it's been very interesting to explore the complexities of cloud native o11y. Monitoring applications goes way beyond just writing and deploying code, especially in the cloud native world. One thing remains the same, maintaining your organization's architecture always requires both a vigilant outlook and an understanding of available open standards.

In this fifth article I'm going to look at architectural choices you might encounter when older monolithic applications and monitoring tools are still part of an organization's infrastructure landscape.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Webinar - Shift Left Observability: Discover true cloud native observability

On 15 November 2022 I presented, together with George Hamilton Director of Product Marketing at Chronosphere, a webinar talking about how shifting left helps provide true cloud native observability. 

This webinar is now available on demand and below you will find the slides we used and the details around the presentation.

We both hope you enjoyed our take on pushing your focus back to the left with your cloud native observability strategy and how the Chronosphere platform helps you get back to what you do best.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Kubernetes Community Day France 2023 - Observability for Complexity at Cloud Native Scale

This Spring, the Cloud Native Community Groups has organized a few Kubernetes Community Days (KCD) across Europe. I've always been curious about these events, wondering if they might allow me to share my cloud native observability insights and meet with fellow practitioners in this space. 

On 7 March 2023 the KCD France 2023 will take place in Paris, France and their call for papers went out in September. Together with a French speaking friend of mine, we're submitting a few talks to see if they will allow us to entertain the KCD France attendees.

The submission deadline closed this week, so I wanted to share my submissions while we wait on the responses from the selection committee.

Monday, November 14, 2022

PromCon EU 2022 - All things in the Prometheus community

For two days last week I was on site at the PromCon EU 2022 event in Munich Germany. A very well organized community event focused on all things in the open source Prometheus project, including for example PromQL and PromLens. 

This will be a bit of an overview, not each specific talk, covering what I saw and found interesting between the common discussions and chatting that happens between talks in the hallways. Often these overlapped session starting times and prohibit one from seeing everything at a conference.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Trajectory 2022 - Shifting Cloud Native Observability to the Left (slides)

Today I presented at the online event known as Trajectory 2022, a virtual conference. It's a conference is about exploring how development, engineering, and product teams are modernizing software development and delivery.

I'm sharing the slides here of my talk that touched on one of my favorite topics, how the promise of DevOps has led developers down a path that is totally unsatisfying in the cloud native world.

Let's take a look at the slides I used, shall we?

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

PromCon EU 2022 - Centralized versus Decentralized Prometheus Metrics (slides)

Today I was on site at PromCon EU 2022 in Munich, Germany for the first of two days. 

The main event for Prometheus across Europe and the minds that are behind this open source metrics monitoring project gather to share and collaborate for two days.

he last in person edition was in 2019 and you can see what that was like in their video recap.

As they state on their website, this conference is to "...connect Prometheus users and developers from around the world in order to exchange knowledge, best practices, and experience gained around using Prometheus. We also want to collaborate to build a community and grow professional connections around systems and service monitoring."

I co-presented with Ales Koprivnikar on a session that DoorDash gave a few weeks ago at Prometheus Day in North America, a story about insights into metrics collection at a very large scale.