Implementing Open-source Observability within Maersk

Thursday, 12 October, 2023 - 09:4510:05

Charlie Nederhoed and Martin Jaeger, A.P. Moller - Maersk


Maersk is the global leader in integrated supply chain logistics, helping customers to move goods around the world. Our mission is to become the global integrator of container logistics.

In the realm of large organizations, the challenges of standardizing observability and monitoring practices can be immense. This talk will dive into our journey of simplifying and standardizing observability across diverse hosting environments like Azure, AWS, GCP, on-prem and our edge locations.

Being part of the platform engineering team who’s responsible for observability within the company. The team has built a 100% self-service observability platform, using Loki/Grafana/Tempo/Mimir (LGTM stack) as its foundation, and in-house built tools to govern ingestion and querying.

Charlie Nederhoed, A.P. Moller - Maersk

Charlie Nederhoed is a systems/SR engineer who has 10 years experience in running production systems and the work that comes with it, like automation, reliability and cloud infrastructure etc.

He has been within Maersk for the past 5 years of which the last 4 years focused on Kubernetes and observability and is now leading the development of the company’s observability platform.

Martin Jaeger, A.P. Moller - Maersk

Martin Jaeger is a software developer who has spend 17 years developing software, running production systems, building cloud infrastructure and teaching others what he learned along the way.

He fell in love with Prometheus and Grafana back in 2013 and is now building observability systems using open-source software.

@conference {292070,
author = {Charlie Nederhoed and Martin Jaeger},
title = {Implementing Open-source Observability within Maersk},
year = {2023},
address = {Dublin},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = oct

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