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Monitoring Availability with Error Budget Burn Rate on Tanzu Observability with Amber Salome

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12:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021

Monitoring Availability with Error Budget Burn Rate on Tanzu Observability with Amber Salome

Monitoring Availability with Error Budget Burn Rate on Tanzu Observability with Amber Salome

Jul 20 2021

In this episode

Starting in April of 2020 my team was tasked with managing Tanzu Application Service on multiple foundations for a client. Early on it was a priority to establish a strong SRE practice around managing the platform. This talk discusses how we defined key metrics for monitoring availability, custom solutions for populating availability data into an observability platform (Tanzu Observability by Wavefront), dashboard creating, and alerting practices. We discuss in depth the benefits of using a burn rate when monitoring availability error budget consumption, and how this strategy allows for more sensitive alerting and limiting error budget consumption. This presentation will demonstrate how the cultivation of availability charts and error budget burn rate alerting creates an environment where the data starts working for your team. We emphasize the intentional use of availability error budgeting for backlog prioritization and embracing risk when managing a platform.

Guests

Amber Salome

Amber Salome

Amber is a Senior Solutions Architect for VMware Tanzu Labs Platform Services, starting in 2019 originally at Pivotal. She is passionate about working with customers on Tanzu platform enablement, and has a strong SRE focus in her work. She is based out of Chicago and spends her free time riding her bike by the lake shore and learning photography.

Hosts

Tiffany Jernigan

Tiffany Jernigan

Tiffany is a senior developer advocate at VMware and is focused on Kubernetes. She previously worked as a software developer and developer advocate (nerd whisperer) for containers at Amazon. She also formerly worked at Docker and Intel. Prior to that, she graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in electrical engineering. In her free time she likes to spend time with her fiancé, family, and friends, as well as dabble in photography. You can find her on Twitter @tiffanyfayj.