Monitoring a Kubernetes-backed Microservices Architecture with Prometheus

A session at DevOps Conference 2016 – The Conference for Continuous Delivery, Microservices, Docker, Clouds and Lean Business

  • Fabian Reinartz
  • Björn Rabenstein

Wednesday 15th June, 2016

10:30am to 11:30am (CET)

As many startups of the last decade, SoundCloud’s architecture started as a Ruby on Rails monolith, which later had to be broken into microservices to cope with the growing size and complexity of the site. The microservices initially ran on an in-house container management and deployment platform. Recently, the company has started to migrate to Kubernetes.
With the introduction of microservices, the existing conventional monitoring setup failed both conceptually and in terms of scalability. Thus, starting in 2012, SoundCloud invested heavily into the development of the open-source monitoring system Prometheus, which was designed for large-scale highly dynamic service-oriented architectures.
Migrating to Kubernetes, it became apparent that Prometheus and Kubernetes are a match made in open-source heaven. The talk will demonstrate the current Prometheus setup at SoundCloud, monitoring a large-scale Kubernetes cluster.
The speakers are production engineers at SoundCloud and core developers of the Prometheus project.

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Fabian Reinartz

Fabian is a production engineer at SoundCloud and one of the main Prometheus developers

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Björn Rabenstein

Björn is the team lead of Production Engineering at SoundCloud and one of the main Prometheus developers

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Time 10:30am11:30am CET

Date Wed 15th June 2016

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