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Precise Alerting with Bosun
Kyle Brandt, Stack Overflow
In order to reduce alert desensitization, we must be alert developers and designers. Bosun is a monitoring system that was built to enable operators to do this. It includes an expression language, a templating language, forecasting, anomaly detection, and historical testing to enable one to create very refined alerts. I'll present my philosophy on what makes good alerts, and then demonstrate developing them and testing them in Bosun - as well as the alert handling workflow.
Kyle Brandt is the co-author of the Bosun monitoring system and the Director of Site Reliability at Stack Exchange (the company behind Stack Overflow). He will talk to you about monitoring until he starts to lose his voice. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and pets (two cats and a dog), video games, weight lifting, and road trips on his Harley.
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