Hey, San Francisco! Are you ready for next week? The Chronosphere team is excited to see new and familiar faces at the Moscone West Center for 2023’s Google Cloud Next event, and to talk about ways to level up your observability journey.
A three day gathering of cloud computing industry experts and enthusiasts alike, this year’s Google Cloud Next will hold keynotes, interactive discussions and workshops – all to explore cloud native predictions, share insights and forge new connections. With an expected ~15,000 attendees, and over 200 sponsors at this year’s event, Google Next kicks off Tuesday, August 29th with its first keynote and sessions. Read on to find out what’s on the program for the week, what Chronosphere is bringing to the table (or should I say, booth) and a list of hot San Fran’ recommendations from our locals Chronauts.
How Chronosphere partners with Google to help cloud native companies
Chronosphere’ SaaS (Software as a Service) platform is built on the Google Kubernetes Engine. Our partnership with Google is near and dear to our engineers’ hearts – as this is a collaboration of cloud native pioneers. Far before our Google Ventures investor, which led to our series C extension and an addition two new investors that came on board, Chronosphere and Google have built a powerhouse partnership for cloud native companies.
Google Kubernetes Engine
With Google Cloud as Chronosphere’s platform of choice, we provide engineering teams with visibility into their modern infrastructure and applications – which equips them with the superpower of control over data and costs. With the help of the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Chronosphere is able to achieve our service-level agreements and service-level objectives (SLAs and SLOs). Because we utilize Google Cloud’s high availability in zonal isolation, customers can load Chronosphere, and see the data that’s coming from their environments almost instantaneously.
Because Chronosphere’s technology is an open platform built on GKE, teams can get onboarded easily while avoiding vendor lock-in – starting the process of control over how much data is ingested, stored, and for how long.
Google Cloud Marketplace
In September 2022, Chronosphere launched our SaaS solution on the Google Cloud Marketplace (GCP).
By utilizing the GCP Marketplace, Chronosphere’s customers can simplify their procurement process with various tools, such as online discovery, flexible purchasing, and enterprise-grade cloud solutions fulfillment. All of this lends to a streamlined procurement process that lets customers select, view, and purchase solutions like Chronosphere in a few clicks, while drawing down from their Google Commit (if applicable).
How Snap increased reliability, and reduced on-call pages by 90% with Chronosphere and Google Cloud
Technology company Snap Inc. serves over 750 million daily users worldwide. In order to compete in a crowded market, the team at Snap knew they had to deliver best-in-class availability and performance to customers worldwide. However, the company’s previous observability setup wasn’t cutting it.
A technical lead at Snap says he discovered Chronosphere’s technology long before Chronosphere’s founding, when it was still a GitHub page for M3DB – an open source metrics engine to power monitoring. (Fun fact: Before co-founding Chronosphere, Martin Mao (CEO) and Rob Skillington (CTO) led observability teams at Uber where they helped create M3). After partnering with Chronosphere as their purpose-built observability solution, Snap adopted GKE as part of its infrastructure upgrade. Due to Chronosphere’s ability to support large scale environments, Snap was able to scale their observability solution 5x.
With the combination of Google Cloud and Chronosphere, Snap’s developers can rest easy knowing that their dashboards are quick to load, and that they can view high-cardinality metrics instead of system crashes.
What to expect from this year’s event
So, what will Chronosphere be up to this year at Google Next? From a session on industry insights, to the chance to meet and chat with the Chronosphere team (and let’s not forget about some classic cocktails at happy hour!), prepare to be dazzled.
Check out where you’ll find us next week, below!
Three Trends in Observability: Insights from Industry Leaders
Wednesday, August 30th | 1pm – 1:45pm
Ian Smith, Field CTO
Join Chronosphere’s Field CTO, Ian Smith alongside industry leaders from Datadog, Grafana and the Google team, to learn about the key components of observability for hybrid and multi-cloud environments.