Cloud Native Asturias Apr'21

Cloud Native Asturias

Apr 21, 2021, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Virtual event

About this event

Welcome to the Cloud Native Asturias Apr'21 event! On this occasion, we have two amazing speakers that bring to the table their cloud-related talks.

Note: All talks will be driven in English

Service Levels and Error Budgets

Ramón Medrano Llamas, Site Reliability Engineer at Google

100% is almost never the right reliability target for a service, and service level agreements (SLAs) aren't the right tool for SREs to manage a service. These two (apparent) heresies are fundamental to how Google SRE thinks about running large-scale distributed computing services: we set service level objectives (SLOs) expressing how reliable a service needs to be and manage our service to maximize product development and feature velocity within the agreed "error budget."

We'll discuss the differences between indicators, objectives, and agreements; error budgets in practice; and how this brings product managers, product developers, and SREs together in a spirit of peaceful coexistence and cooperation.

Ramón Medrano Llamas is a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Google in Zürich, leading the Identity team, responsible for the authentication and Identity management services at Google. He concentrates on the reliability aspects of new Google products and new features of existing products, ensuring that they meet the high bar of a Google service. Before joining Google in 2013, he worked at CERN developing and designing distributed systems for physics data analysis. 

From data to knowledge, observability in the world of the ephemeral and the distributed

Leonardo Murillo, Founder of Cloud Native Architects Inc

In order to achieve clear visibility into the behavior, operation and reliability of a cloud native solution, unique challenges must be overcome. The use of managed services and ephemeral resources, capable of scaling autonomously, pushes teams towards exploring novel strategies for data collection and consolidation. But observability goes beyond that - the purpose is to gain knowledge that enables organization to make strategic decisions by relating, analysing and extrapolating insights from raw telemetry data. In this talk we will explore solution instrumentation in cloud native environments, and we will go over recommendations on how to obtain the necessary context to go beyond monitoring, and gain knowledge and strategy from our system's telemetry.

Leonardo Murillo is the Founder of Cloud Native Architects Inc, DevOps Institute Ambassador and Speaker for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Leo is also organizer for the CNCF Community Chapter in Costa Rica. Leo bring over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, having built systems and lead teams of all sizes, from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 500s in multiple countries around the world.


  • Leonardo Murillo

    Qwinix, Inc | Cloud Native Architects, Inc

    CTO | Founder

  • Ramon Medrano


    Site Reliability Engineer



Wednesday, April 21, 2021
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM UTC


4:30 PMWelcome!
4:35 PMService Levels and Error Budgets
5:00 PMFrom data to knowledge, observability in the world of the ephemeral and the distributed
5:25 PMWrap up!


  • Marcos Fermín Lobo


    Software Engineer | Team Lead

  • Angel Suarez Fernandez

    Lead Organizer

  • Andrés Torres García


    Director of Backend