MARA: The Journey to Open-Telemetry

Date: Thursday, January 19 at 11am PT / 2pm ET

MARA, the Modern Applications Reference Architecture is a complete Kubernetes-based application deployment that includes observability as a first-class citizen.

MARA uses Pulumi as an Infrastructure as Code provider and can provision Kubernetes infrastructure to a cloud provider, or use an existing Kubernetes deployment.

Join us as we discuss the advantages, challenges, and process of adding OpenTelemetry to MARA in a supportable and extensible way. By standardizing on OpenTelemetry for collection, MARA can support any observability platform that supports OpenTelemetry.

Key Takeaways:

  • Modern applications are more than just an application; supporting components are just as important.
  • Preferring Protocols over Products provides the most flexibility for vendors and operators.

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About the presenters:

Jason Schmidt, Solutions Architect, NGINX

Jason is a Solutions Architect for NGINX and has experience in operations, development, project management, product management, customer support, field services, and consulting. Jason believes in the power of Open Source to provide solutions, drive innovation, and increase collaboration while providing significant cost savings. Experience with both startups and large multinational organizations has provided Jason with a wide array of communication skills and a deep understanding of needs and capabilities which are the foundation for finding answers that deliver immediate returns and long-term value.

Melissa Sussmann, Lead Technical Advocate, Sumo Logic

Melissa has 11+ years of domain expertise and experience as an engineer, product manager, and product marketing manager for developer tools. She loves gardening, reading, playing with Mary Lou (see Milou on left), and working on side projects. Some past projects include: running nodes on the lightning network, writing smart contracts, running game servers, building dev kits, sewing, and woodworking.

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