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Multi-Cloud Metrics, Logging, and Monitoring you own this product

prerequisites
basic knowledge of the Linux command line • basic knowledge of creating Kubernetes clusters using a cloud provider’s console/CLI • able to deploy Kubernetes applications • able to use JSON and YAML files to create manifests and implement tasks
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centralized logging using the ELK stack • implement SRE principles • use KPIs to measure user experience
Sambasiva Andaluri
3 weeks · 5-7 hours per week average · BEGINNER

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Welcome to Padre Inc., a company that uses AWS as its cloud service provider. Padre has acquired Tiddler Inc., a startup that uses Google Cloud Platform. As an enterprise architect for Padre, it’s up to you to manage the multi-cloud operations of its SaaS project. Using Countly, you’ll define and implement key performance indicators (KPIs) in order to measure the success of Padre’s SaaS project. To ensure smooth operation of services, you’ll implement site reliability engineering (SRE) practices using Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Grafana. You’ll create a centralized logging flow that streams logs from AWS to Google Cloud, further improving the user experience. To balance the deployment of new features with reliability of the services in production, you’ll implement error budgeting, a key tool in SRE to achieve a predefined service-level objective (SLO). When you’re done, you’ll have useful skills for managing multi-cloud operations.

These projects are designed for learning purposes and are not complete, production-ready applications or solutions.

This series offers a good introduction to SRE for someone who is looking to gain first-hand experience in this field.

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Sambasiva Andaluri

Sambasiva Andaluri is an experienced software developer/architect. He started his career as a Fortran IV programmer and over the past 30 years developed several software products for various companies in India, the UK, Germany, and the US. Currently, he works for IBM as a Principal HPC Architect.

Prerequisites

These liveProjects are for solutions architects and developers with a basic knowledge of AWS or Google Cloud Platform, the Linux command line, Kubernetes, JSON, and YAML. To begin these liveProjects you’ll need to be familiar with the following:

TOOLS
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS EC2
  • AWS Lambda
  • AWS CloudWatch
  • Elasticsearch
  • Logstash
  • Kibana
TECHNIQUES
  • Build an analytics server
  • Create a Kubernetes cluster
  • Deploy applications

you will learn

In this liveProject series, you’ll gain useful skills for managing multi-cloud operations.

  • Create and configure key metrics for an example SaaS
  • Create a centralized logging server using Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana
  • Create a stream of CloudWatch logs that sends logs to a centralized server
  • Create SLIs, SLOs, and SLAs for an example SaaS

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