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Self-Service Monitoring

Posted at — Sep 26, 2018

Monitoring plays a crucial role in a microservice architecture. Restricting the management and configuration of the monitoring stack to the operations team results in workflow bottlenecks. Instead one could provide a self-service monitoring platform, enabling each team to easily setup monitoring for their applications and customize it to their needs. This gives each team the ability to deeply introspect their application, benchmark new features and alert on failures on their own.

The talk will show hands-on how to achieve the above on Kubernetes via the Prometheus Operator leveraging the Prometheus systems and service monitoring project. By the end of this talk, one will be ready to try self-service monitoring in their own Kubernetes infrastructure.