Online / 5 & 6 February 2022


Being Cloud-Native with your Logs using Fluentd

Get more from your logging

Understanding what is happening with distributed apps can be hard. Simply aggregating logs can result in drowning in information and doesn’t make it actionable at the moment an event occurs. Fluentd is an open-source framework used in platforms like GCP, can help as I will demonstrate.

Understanding what is happening with a distributed solution can be challenging. Whilst the solution space for monitoring and application log management is mature, there is a tendency for organizations to end up with multiple tools that overlap in this space to meet different team needs – resulting in multiple agents/probes on every server. Many of these tools work by bulk central analysis rather than enabling events of interest to be spotted as they’re logged. Fluentd presents us with a means to simplify the monitoring landscape, address challenges of hyper-distribution occurring with microservice solutions, allowing different tools needing log data to help in their different way. Without imposing a specific analysis tool on relevant teams. In this session, we’ll explore the challenges of modern log management. We’ll look at how Fluentd works and what it can bring to making both development and ops activities easier. To do this we’ll explore and demo some examples of Fluentd and how it makes life easier & more efficient.


Phil Wilkins