Sysdig Talk: What are your containers doing? How to monitor modern microservices

By: | January 31, 2019

We welcome you all, Chicago Cloud Developers and Enthusiasts, to the first meetup of the new year which will be hosted by your new organizers. As some of you may be aware, Sysdig and IBM have recently announced a partnership at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America, in which Sysdig is being used as the monitoring tool for microservices and cloud native applications deployment in the IBM Cloud. Sysdig will be here to dive into the technical details of its Cloud-Native Intelligence Platform.

* We will have 1/2 hour of social networking time with food and drinks, after which the talk will begin at 5:30PM.

Abstract:

Diving into containers? Kubernetes? By packaging code and dependencies together, containers help you deliver code that works across platforms. This isolation is a big advantage for DevOps teams moving code thru the pipeline from development to production. At the same time it impacts your ability see what’s happening inside with your applications. At scale with orchestration and a microservices architecture the visibility challenge is multiplied.

How can you monitor and troubleshoot performance and security issues in a distributed containerized environment? How can you see what’s happening with the right service context?

Enterprises are embracing cloud-native technologies like containers with help from platforms like IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service (IKS), Red Hat OpenShift, and more. Join Sysdig to learn about the different approaches users of these solutions are taking to solve the container-visibility problem.

In this session we’ll discuss:
* The technical challenges that complicate monitoring of containers and microservices
* The benefits and drawbacks of different approaches like injecting APM code into containers, deploying sidecar containers, leveraging open source Prometheus, and using kernel system call monitoring
* How to use orchestration metadata to enrich collected metrics and events to understand application activity with the right service context.
* Best practices for troubleshooting and security forensics even for ephemeral containers that are no longer running.

Speaker Profile:

Michael Ducy
Director of Community & Evangelism

Michael Ducy currently works as Director of Community & Evangelism for Sysdig where he is responsible for growing adoption of Sysdig’s open source solutions. Previously, Michael worked at Chef where we held a variety of roles helping customers and community members leverage Chef’s open source and paid solutions, as well as implement the ideas and practices of DevOps. Michael has also worked in a variety of roles in his career including Cloud Architecture, Systems Engineering, and Performance Engineering. Michael holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and an MBA from The Ohio State University.