Alex is part of the Solutions Architect team at Elastic. He previously was at an Oxford University startup where he worked on building an automated machine learning platform which relied heavily on kubernetes & microservices.
Prior to this, Alex worked at a large oil and gas services company where he leveraged the Elastic Stack to build a search engine, which supported search on geospatial, time series and full text data for the downhole drilling domain. A microservice architecture was essential in this use case to meet the demands of scale required.
The Logging and monitoring of these ecosystems was crucial to allow quick response to any issues.
Talks I've Given
A Hitchhikers Guide to Improving Observability in a Hybrid Universe
Featuring Alex Close
The goal of designing and building Observable systems is to make sure that when they run in production, developers and operators can detect undesirable behaviour and have actionable information to pin down root cause. As teams move more applications to Cloud the importance of having a Strategy of...observability microservices architecture observable-systems