Automated Observability with David Wynn

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About this DevOps Toolchain Episode:

Today, we're diving deep into the world of observability with David Wynn, a solution architect and expert with a 15-year tenure in cloud services and observability, particularly in the gaming industry. In this episode, we're peeling back the layers of observability, differentiating it from traditional monitoring, and exploring the transformative role of AI in DevSecOps.

David will enlighten you on starting with observability by centralizing logs, utilizing tools from Datadog to Edge Delta, and the dynamic need to make sense of complex systems through outputs.

We also delve into how observability is evolving with the rise of microservices and distributed systems, holding an in-depth discussion about the pillars of observability—logs, metrics, and tracing—and the indispensable role of tools like OpenTelemetry.

David shares anecdotes from his time in the gaming industry, shedding light on the nuances of observability infrastructure within different types of games and how it goes beyond keeping tabs on system statuses, aiming for a comprehensive comprehension of system activities.

Furthermore, we'll discuss the ‘shift left' approach and the advent of AI in enhancing observability tactics.

So, buckle up for a riveting conversation, whether you're an SRE, a DevOps specialist, or just intrigued by the intersections of AI and system observability.

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About David Wynn

David Wynn

David Wynn is the Principal Solution Architect at Edge Delta and an enthusiast for all things technology. With a career spanning 15 years, including a pivotal role at Google Cloud for Games, David has cultivated a deep understanding of technical sales, solution architecture, and the transformative power of cloud services in the gaming industry and beyond.

At Edge Delta, he applies his visionary approach to automated observability, ensuring systems are not only monitored but also intelligently guided through root-cause analysis when issues arise. His unique perspective challenges the overreliance on AI, advocating for a balanced approach that leverages human ingenuity alongside technological advancements.

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