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New Performance Challenges By @JKowall | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices
What needs to be built in terms of data extraction, analytics, and other open source technologies
By: Pat Romanski
Jul. 26, 2015 10:00 AM
Containers and Microservices Create New Performance Challenges
Overgrown applications have given way to modular applications, driven by the need to break larger problems into smaller problems. Similarly large monolithic development processes have been forced to be broken into smaller agile development cycles. Looking at trends in software development, microservices architectures meet the same demands.
Additional benefits of microservices architectures are compartmentalization and a limited impact of service failure versus a complete software malfunction. The problem is there are a lot of moving parts in these designs; this makes assuring performance complex especially if the services are geographically distributed or provided by multiple third parties.
Similarly the use of containers disrupts the traditional operating system instances used in physical or virtual servers. The requirements to manage containers are still evolving along with the added layers of abstraction containers add to environments.
Most open source monitoring tools do not handle end-to-end transactional monitoring, but focus on component microservices and container instances. These tools are evolving to handle distributed environments, but still lag commercial solutions.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Jonah Kowall, Vice President of market development and insights at AppDynamics, will outline what needs to be built in terms of data extraction, analytics, and other open source technologies. He will also discuss commercial alternatives and what features and functions are critical when monitoring microservices based applications.
Attendees of this session will walk away with a clear understanding of:
Jonah comes to AppDynamics with a diverse background including 15 years as an IT practitioner at several startups and larger enterprises focused on infrastructure and operations, security, and performance engineering. These included running tactical and strategic operational initiatives, going deep into monitoring of infrastructure and application components.
In 2011 Jonah changed careers, moving to Gartner to focus on availability and performance monitoring and IT operations management (ITOM). He led Gartner's influential application performance monitoring (APM) and network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) magic quadrants and research as a research vice president.
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Containers & Microservices Expo To Be Colocated with @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, November 3-5, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA
Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
Microservices focuses on the business and technology of the software architecture design pattern, in which complex applications are composed of small, independent processes communicating with each other using language-agnostic APIs.
Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda.
Rather than just stuff an OS into a container, for example, developers and deployers should consider a spectrum of microservices and what they can do.
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