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Voxxed Days Microservices: Erez Berkner on “Monitoring in the Microservices World — Kubernetes vs. Serverless Based

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Voxxed Days Microservices: Erez Berkner on “Monitoring in the Microservices World — Kubernetes vs. Serverless Based

An architect and DZone MVB sat down with a fellow microservices expert to discuss monitoring microservices and his Voxxed Days 2019 presentation.

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Erez Berkner

Hi Erez, tell us who you are and what lead you into microservices?

My Name is Erez Berkner. I’m the CEO and co-founder of Lumigo.io, a company building a platform to monitor serverless and microservices applications. Prior to Lumigo, I worked for 13 years at CheckPoint Security in different roles of engineering and product management. My last role at CheckPoint was heading the LOB of the company cloud security products. During that time I was exposed to the movement to microservices and to cloud and I loved what I saw. I practiced first hand with this world, and at a certain point, I decided with my partner to start a company focusing on the world of monitoring distributed computing. The benefits in this emerging world are amazing, but with them, there are new challenges and I find it fascinating.

What will you be talking about at Voxxed Days Microservices?

I will be discussing the challenges and methods of monitoring in a distributed computing environment, and how to mitigate these challenges. I’ll discuss this while comparing methodologies between Kubernetes and Serverless based applications. Serverless, which is a kind of a nano-service environment is even more complicated to monitor and practice like distributed tracing should be enhanced to enable real observability.

Monitoring Microservices has been a challenging task that Dev and Ops still struggle with. With serverless architecture, things are even harder. What’s your biggest advice to succeed such monitoring?

Well, the secret sauce is to use the right tools. Applying distributed tracing in an agent-less environment requires a lot of development work. This work contributes nothing to the end-users of the applications, and therefore shouldn’t be the focus of the engineering team. There are good solutions that can help the team properly monitor while keeping the team focused on the business functionality

Good, see you soon then


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