Observability and Reliability in Deep Systems

A conversation between founders: Lightstep's Ben Sigelman and Gremlin's Kolton Andrus

Live Webinar: Tuesday, July 14th at 1:00pm PST

Modern systems are fragile. Complex. Built upon hundreds if not thousands of dependencies.

We adopted microservices to facilitate team independence and higher-velocity software deployments. While there have been many benefits, the "independence" was an illusion: microservices and the teams that build them are in fact highly interdependent. These dependencies run many layers deep, often spanning multiple cloud providers and 3rd-party SaaS solutions.

Ben Sigelman, Co-Founder and CEO of Lightstep, and Kolton Andrus, Founder and CEO of Gremlin, bring lessons from Google, Amazon, and Netflix into a real conversation about how to understand these multi-layered architectures, known as deep systems.

You'll learn:

  • How deep systems demand new approaches to observability and reliability
  • How to proactively verify whether systems are working as designed
  • How to get the context needed to understand the interdependencies that drive application behavior
  • How Chaos Engineering can test and verify system behavior throughout the DevOps lifecycle
  • How to answer "I wonder what would happen if..." and design chaos experiments to find out