Quentin Adam

Clever Cloud, France

Quentin Adam is the CEO of Clever Cloud: an IT automation company, running a Platform as a Service allowing you to run java, scala, ruby, node.js, php, python or go applications, with auto scaling and auto healing features. This position allow him to study lots of applications, code, practice, and extract some talks and advises. Regular speaker at various tech conference, he’s focused to help developers to deliver quickly and happily good applications.

Topic: Monitoring the unknown, 1000*100 series a day

How to monitor unknown third party code? One of the hardest challenges we face running Clever Cloud, apart from the impressive scale we face with hundreds of new applications per week, is the monitoring of unknown tech stacks. The first goal of rebuilding the monitoring platform was to accommodate the immutable infrastructure pattern that generates lots of ephemeral hosts every minute. The traditional approach is to focus on VMs or hosts, not applications. We needed to shift this into an approach of auto-discovery of metrics to monitor, allowing third party code to publish new items. This talk explains our journey in building Clever Cloud Metrics stack, heavily based on Warp10 (Kafka/Hadoop/Storm based) to deliver developer efficiency and trustability to our clients applications.