In this presentation we re-examine monitoring to understand how to formulate valuable goals and align monitoring design and implementation with those goals. With a focus on outcomes and behavior that leads to outcomes we'll focus on performance data and not security monitoring.

Viewers will learn to ask the right questions when approaching the monitoring of systems and businesses. They will understand why and how monitoring should fit into the overall systems architecture to reduce risk and increase value.

This presentation talks about three topics related to monitoring. The first is a brief history and future forecast of monitoring trends. The second is a second look at the inputs, outputs, and techniques for setting SLOs. The third sets some basic tenets one should always follow when monitoring systems.

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Monitoring 101 from Theo Schlossnagle