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Something that fell through the cracks the previous week, but still very relevant: FluentCon 2021 Recap & Updates by Hisa Tanaka.

Cortex scalability

The one and only Tom Wilkie on one of his many babies: check out How shuffle sharding in Cortex leads to better scalability and more isolation for Prometheus. Thank you, Tom! and AWS

Observability Into Your Containerized Workloads with AWS and is a pretty nice webinar on YouTube where my colleague Vipin Mohan and Dotan Horovits of riff on all things o11y and containers.

Dark launches

Best practices for monitoring dark launches by Paul Gottschling is and interesting deep dive into how to use properly use o11y (and SLI/SLOs) in the context of dark launches or canary deployments.

Netflix on async flows

Achieving observability in async workflows by Colby Callahan, Megha Manohara, and Mike Azar is a great piece on o11y for asynchronos workflows.

Opstrace news

Mat Appelman of Opstrace on A New UI to Improve Observability UX. Check out what the folks have put together, truly impressive, congrats!

Fly at Prometheus

Fly's Prometheus Metrics by Thomas Ptacek provides in-depth details on how the company is applying cloud native monitoring practices. Thanks, Thomas!

OTEL news

Exciting! With the release version 0.9.0 of OpenTelemetry Protocol (OTLP), collector/metrics/* is now considered stable. This means that the OpenTelemetry Prometheus Working Group is working full steam and delivering!

Graphite and Loki

Piotr Jamróz wrote about How to correlate Graphite metrics and Loki logs.

TNS panel on o11y

The Importance of Observability for Developer Velocity is a The New Stack podcast featuring a number of o11y experts and stakeholders, including Zain Asgar (Pixie), Roopak Venkatakrishnan (Bolt), Ihor Dvoretskyi (CNCF), and Christine Wang (Grafana Labs).

Prometheus news

How cool!? Prometheus co-creator Julius Volz on What's New in Prometheus 2.27?. Hint: it's not just dark mode, tho that is also nice.

That was it for this edition of the o11y newsletter. Feel free to share news items with me via Twitter—DMs are open if you like to share something in private. Stay safe and hope to see you around next week!