Logging, Monitoring and Observability in GCP

Byron Whitlock from Google will be presenting "Cloud Foundations: Instrumentation & Monitoring" to help us all level up our cloud monitoring and logging. We're very happy to have a speaker from Google presenting this month.

Sep 10, 2020, 12:00 – 1:15 AM


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Logging, Monitoring and Observability in GCP. In any environment, it is important to know what is happening to your applications servers and infrastructure. In the past we used things like nagios or bash scripts to view logs, look at CPU memory type metrics and send alerts. When running applications at scale in the cloud, these tasks need to be done in a scalable and cloud native way. In this talk we will learn about how to instantly search logs off of one or 100,000 servers. See how application metrics are ingested, and monitor cloud infrastructure performance. Then find out how developers view microservice request tracing to figuring out what is failing where. We will even touch on live debugging by setting breakpoints in a running production app. 


Byron Whitlock is a Strategic Cloud Engineer or SCE at Google. SCE's work with Google Cloud's largest and most strategic customers. Over the last couple years, Byron has worked closely with development teams at Palo Alto Networks, Kohls, Cruise Automation, Mckesson Inc, Mayo Clinic and others. Byron holds 7 Google Cloud certifications. As an active subject matter expert, he regularly contributes to the certification exams providing new questions and providing technical reviews.

In the past Byron has over 18 years experience as a Software Engineer and holds a BS in computer science. 



Thursday, September 10, 2020
12:00 AM – 1:15 AM UTC


12:00 AMMain Presentation
1:15 AMQ&A and Networking


  • Jeffrey Williams

    University of California, Berkeley

    GDG Organizer

  • Elaine Chan

    GDG Organizer

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