The brutal truth about digital performance engineering and operations.
Andreas (aka Andi) Grabner and Brian Wilson are veterans of the digital performance world. Combined they have seen too many applications not scaling and performing up to expectations. With more rapid deployment models made possible through continuous delivery and a mentality shift sparked by DevOps they feel it’s time to share their stories. In each episode, they and their guests discuss different topics concerning performance, ranging from common performance problems for specific technology platforms to best practices in development, testing, deploying and monitoring software performance and user experience. Be prepared to learn a lot about metrics.
Andi & Brian both work at Dynatrace, where they get to witness more real world customer performance issues than they can TPS report at.
Recap KubeCon 2023 NA, State of Platform Engineering and more with Andi Grabner
Besides attending KubeCon 2023 NA Andreas (Andi) Grabner, co-host of PurePerformance but guest today, has also travelled parts of the US to chat with the broader observablity community on topics such as Platform Engineering, Observability, DevOps, Automation & Security.
Tune in and get a quick recap of all the topics Andi has picked up on his recent trip
Observability, Cybersecurity, DevOps & SRE - Learning from the Public Sector with Willie Hicks
Zero-Trust Architectures. Data-Flow Inventory. User Experience First! Those are key initiatives in the public sector to ensure that digital services delivered to citizens around the globe are not only working with a flawless user experience but are also safe from any bad actors trying to disrupt agencies on local, stage and federal sectors.
In this episode we invited Willie Hicks, Federal CTO at Dynatrace, to learn more about the state of observability and security with government agencies Willie has been working with over the past decade. In our conversation we explore the differences between commercial and government as it comes to ROI or how they see competition as a driving motivator.
To learn more about the public sector tune into the Tech Transformers podcast that Willie is co-hosting with his colleague Carolyn Ford.
Blue turns Green: Sustainable IT is everyone's business with Mario-Leander Reimer
4% of worldwide CO2 emissions come from IT and like in all other industries we have big potential to not only reduce the carbon footprint but also lower costs.
Tune in to our episode where we have Mario-Leander Reimer, CTO at QAware GmbH, talk about his top 3 suggestions for Sustainable IT: Making the right architectural choices, Right-sizing your environments and shutting down environments not needed!
Mario is also heavily involved in the CNCF and gives us an overview of projects to look into such as Kepler, kube-green, Karpenter or Carbon Aware Multi-Cluster Schedulers.
Here are the links we discussed:
Blue turns Green presentation: https://speakerdeck.com/lreimer/blue-turns-green-approaches-and-technologies-for-sustainable-k8s-clusters-number-kcdmunich?slide=5
Kepler Project: https://kepler.gl/
CNCF TAG Environmental Sustainability: https://github.com/cncf/tag-env-sustainability
Sustainability Week: https://tag-env-sustainability.cncf.io/cloud-native-sustainability-week/
Don't burst in Flames: 20 years of Performance Engineering with Martin Spier
Martin Spier was one of six engineers to take care of all of Netflix Operations about 10 years ago. Back then performance and observability tools weren't as sophisticated and didn't scale to the needs of Netflix as some do today. FlameScope was one of the Open Source projects that evolved out of that period, visualizing Flame Graphs on a time-scaled heatmap to identify specific performance patterns that caused issues in their complex systems back then.
Tune in to this episode and hear more performance and observability stories from Martin, about his early days in Brazil, his time at Expedia and Netflix and about his current role as VP of Engineering at PicPay - one of the hottest fin techs in Brazil.
More links we discussed:
Performance Summit talk about FlameCommander: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L58GrWcrD00
CMG Impact talk on Real User Monitoring at Netflix: https://www.cmg.org/2019/04/impact-2019-real-user-performance-monitoring-at-netflix-scale/
Learn more about Vector: https://netflixtechblog.com/extending-vector-with-ebpf-to-inspect-host-and-container-performance-5da3af4c584b
Martin's GitHub: https://github.com/spiermar
Connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martinspier/
Inside Africa - Cloud Native Observability Journeys with Kelvin Klein
Africa is not only the second largest continent in the world - its also top when it comes to adoption of cloud native technologies. I was fortunate to spend a week in South Africa and had the chance to spend a lot of time with Kelvin Klein, Dynatrace Product Manager at Mediro ICT. After two observability events in Johannesburg and Cape Town and several meetings with local tech leaders I got to sit down with Kelvin and learn more about the status of Observablity, Cloud Native and Security in South Africa.
The Future of Ops is Sleep with Amit Chiba from Nedbank
I was fortunate to travel to South Africa and meet many tech leaders in Johannesburg and Cape Town to talk about Observability, Security, Automation, Platform Engineering, DevOps and FinOps. One of those leaders is Amit Chiba, Multi Product Specialist at Nedbank. I sat down with Amit to discuss his personal journey and his projects at Nedbank, one of the leading financial institutions in South Africa. Tune in and hear from Amit how self-service platform engineering helps them to scale observability, how they tackle cloud costs and why he thinks that the future of IT Ops is more Sleep!