Presentation: Monitoring Cloud Native applications with Prometheus

Track: Observability: Logging, Alerting and Tracing

Location: Churchill, G flr.

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Tuesday

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Share this on:


Monitoring containerised applications creates a new set of challenges that traditional monitoring systems struggle with. In this talk, Aaron from Weaveworks will explore how we can use Prometheus, along with its integrations with Kubernetes and other open-source components, to observe services effectively and help extinguish fires when they occur. Using anecdotes from real product incidents, this talk will cover bringing together metrics from various exporters, creating alerts to proactively notify you of common issues and using monitoring to drive your infrastructure decisions.

Speaker: Aaron Kirkbride

Software Engineer @Weaveworks

Aaron is an software engineer at Weaveworks. He enjoys working across the stack, from DevOps to UIs, to create products which help developers like himself deploy and monitor their applications running on Kubernetes. Prior to this, he’s worked at other London-based startups including YPlan and Time Out.

Find Aaron Kirkbride at

Last Year's Tracks

Monday, 5 March

Tuesday, 6 March

Wednesday, 7 March