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Monitoring is complicated, and in most organizations consists of far too many tools owned by many teams. These tools consist of monitoring tools each looking at a component myopically. These tools metrics and logs from devices and software emitting them. Increasingly modern companies are creating their own instrumentation, but there is a large base of generic instrumentation of software. Fixing monitoring issues requires people, process, and technology. In this talk you will explore many common issues seen in the real world. For example decisions on what should be monitored or collected from a technology and a business perspective. This requires process and coordination.
You will discover what instrumentation is most scalable and effective across languages this includes the commonly used APIs and possibilities to capture data from common languages like Java, .NET and PHP, but you'll also learn about methods which work with Python, Node.js, and golang. Jonah will discuss browser and mobile instrumentation techniques. How these are done? Which APIs are being used? What open source tools and frameworks can be leveraged? Most importantly how to coordinate and communicate requirements across your organization.
You will walk away with a clear understanding of:
What is instrumentation, and what do you instrument, collect, and store?
The understanding of overhead and how this can be accomplished on common software stacks?
How to work with application owners to collect business data.
How correlation works in custom open source or packaged monitoring tools.
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The differing ways to monitor and instrument
Jonah Kowall trained in computer science and co-founded one of the first content filtering companies in the late 1990’s. Jonah became a security expert committing code to both the FreeBSD project and helped build the first wireless cracking algorithms. Jonah received his CISSP and CISA along with several infrastructure related certifications and awards. Throughout 15 years as a practitioner and manager across both startups and large enterprise focusing on infrastructure and operations, security, and performance engineering. Spearheading both tactical and strategic operational initiatives, going deep into monitoring and tuning of infrastructure and applications.