Realtime monitoring provides everyone on a team, as well as interested stakeholders, with a shared and deepened understanding of how a system performs. Visualize it and you get direct feedback form the heart of your system. In this session we want to share our experiences with introducing monitoring and how the feedback it provided influenced both system design and team collaboration. We will use Graphite, a monitoring tool that makes data gathering no harder than printing "Hello world" and realtime visualization even easier. We will show how a monitoring tool like this; simple, instantly available and used continuously; was instrumental in implementing change in behaviour and collaboration.
13th–15th February 2012