Intro to Cortex: Long-Term Prometheus Store+Adopting Istio, One YAML at a Time

Google - 3333 Walnut St Boulder - View Map Boulder
Wed, Oct 9, 2019, 6:30 PM (MDT)

About this event

Please join us for our next meet-up in October! We'll be covering two presentations – "Intro to Cortex: A Horizontally Scalable Long-Term Store for Prometheus" with Chris Marchbanks from Splunk + "Adopting Istio, One YAML at a Time " with Megan O'Keefe from Google.



[06:30 - 07:00 PM] Dinner/Drinks (provided by Aspen Mesh) + Beer (CNCF)

[07:00 - 07:30 PM] Intro to Cortex: A Horizontally Scalable Long-Term Store for Prometheus with Chris Marchbanks from Splunk

Cortex allows users to deploy a horizontally scalable, centralised, and globally aggregated view of all their Prometheus instances, storing data indefinitely. This talk will discuss what problems Cortex solves, Cortex's architecture, and how to get started. Cortex is a CNCF Sandbox project.

BIO: Chris is a Software Engineer at Splunk where he delivers observability for teams working on multiple internal Kubernetes clusters. He is a maintainer of Prometheus and Cortex, and is passionate about all things observability. Outside of work, Chris enjoys skiing uphill in the mountains near Boulder.

[07:30 - 08:00 PM] Adopting Istio, One YAML at a Time with Megan O'Keefe from Google

Microservices are hard: more services, more network hops, more programming languages. Kubernetes can help you lifecycle and scale those services— But what about monitoring? Rollouts? Security policies? Adding a service mesh can help you tackle this set of challenges. In this talk, we'll learn how Istio, an open-source service mesh tool, lets you automate, monitor, and secure traffic for your services, without any changes to your application code. Through demos, we'll explore how Istio works, then incrementally add Istio configuration to our cluster for telemetry, traffic encryption, and network policies. You'll leave this talk understanding what a service mesh is for, and which subset of Istio features might work for you.

BIO: Megan O'Keefe is a Developer Relations Engineer at Google Cloud, where she helps users adopt microservices and service mesh technologies. Previously a Software Engineer at Cisco, Megan spent two years working on multi-cluster Kubernetes for edge computing. Today, Megan helps build tools and demos like, and has spoken about Kubernetes at the Grace Hopper Celebration, KubeCon, and Google Cloud NEXT. She is interested in DevOps, Go, and open source.

[08:00 - 08:30 PM] Stick around, socialize & network!


Wednesday, Oct 9
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)


3333 Walnut St Boulder