Eric D. Schabell: Cloud Native + k8S Edinburgh Meetup - 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Cloud Data (slides)

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Cloud Native + k8S Edinburgh Meetup - 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Cloud Data (slides)

 Tonight I was in Edinburgh for the Cloud Native + Kubernetes Edinburgh meetup. With over 650 members, this group was a perfect venue for my talk about cloud native and the struggles we are having with all of the data it generates.

These insights on pitfalls everyone should avoid with cloud data are a constant work in progress as the entire cloud native world is moving so fast. It needs constant tending to further refine some of the improvements that have been worked into the story lately.

We met in the offices of Codebase (just down the hill from Edinburgh Castle) and the Cloud Native + Kubernetes Edinburgh and I wanted to share my slides as I promised.

Here's the agenda from the event:

  • 6:00pm - Food and drink, courtesy of Octopus Deploy
  • 6:30pm - Running Cost & Performance Efficient Analytics Application the Kubernetes way by Leveraging Volcano - Srivalsan Mannoor Sudhagar, AWS
  • 7:15pm - Break
  • 7:30pm - 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Cloud Data - Eric D. Schabell, Chronosphere
  • 8:15pm - Wrap up

The slides from my session:

Below is also the abstract from my talk:

The daily hype is all around you. From cloud native, multicloud, to hybrid cloud, this is the path to your digital future. The choices you make as a developer does not preclude the daily work of enhancing your customer's experience and agile delivery of your applications. With all this delivery and infrastructure, there is a lot of data generated when engaging with any cloud experience. Regulatory and compliance pressures force us to store audit and observability data. Understanding the pitfalls around the collection, storage, and maintenance of your cloud data can mean the difference between bankruptcy and success with our cloud native strategy. Let us take you on a journey, looking closely at the decisions you are making as a developer delivering and dealing with monitoring your applications. Join us for a power session, where real customer experiences and incidents are used to highlight the three top lessons learned as their developers transitioned their data needs into cloud native environments.

Based on the reactions and discussions that developed during the session, I wanted to highlight this final image where you can scan the QR code to explore the research behind the statistics I sighted. 

They are real.

They are from you, the engineers and developers living in this cloud native, complex world. 

The only question is if the popping of this red smoke a warning, a cry for help, or just to get your attention?

Thanks to all that showed up and listened to my stories, it was great to meet everyone!