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KubeCon North America will take place in Chicago, November 6-9, 2023. Many Red Hatters will be in attendance, speaking on a wide range of technology trends. In this article, we're excited to bring you a glimpse of what you can expect to hear about observability. We'll highlight three incredible speaking sessions that are sure to expand your knowledge and insights into observability, metrics collection, and the future of cloud efficiency.

Tutorial: Exploring the power of metrics collection with OpenTelemetry on Kubernetes

  • Presenters: Pavol Loffay and Benedikt Bongartz, Red Hat; Anthony Mirabella, AWS; Matej Gera, Coralogix; Anusha Reddy Narapureddy, Apple
  • Date and Time: November 8, 11 AM CST at Room W183

In the ever-expanding landscape of Kubernetes and cloud-native technologies, the need for effective observability has never been more critical. This session, led by experts from Red Hat, dives deep into the intricacies of metrics collection with OpenTelemetry on Kubernetes.

Key Highlights:

  • End-to-end metrics collection: Learn how to instrument an application with OpenTelemetry APIs and agents, allowing you to collect essential metrics from the ground up.
  • Resource attributes and Prometheus metrics: Explore more advanced use cases, such as collecting resource attributes, Prometheus metrics with the OpenTelemetry Collector and Operator, and correlation with traces and logs.
  • Exemplars and Kubernetes infrastructure metrics: Discover how to leverage exemplars and collect vital Kubernetes infrastructure metrics to gain a comprehensive understanding of your cluster.

Jaeger the future with OpenTelemetry and metrics

  • Presenter: Pavol Loffay, Red Hat
  • Date and Time: November 8, 3:25 PM CST at Room W196c

Jaeger, the distributed tracing project, is undergoing a transformative journey with the integration of OpenTelemetry. In this session, Pavol Loffay from Red Hat will unravel the future of Jaeger and how it is evolving into a comprehensive monitoring system.

Key Highlights:

  • The transition to OpenTelemetry: Understand the implications of Jaeger's shift towards OpenTelemetry SDKs and what it means for you as a user.
  • OpenTelemetry auto-instrumentation: Learn best practices for building a scalable trace pipeline using OpenTelemetry, delivering invaluable data to a Jaeger backend.
  • Operational monitoring with Prometheus: Discover how Jaeger has made strides towards operational monitoring, thanks to OpenTelemetry, and the integration with Prometheus for metrics capabilities.

Energy observability using Kepler: Revolutionizing cloud efficiency

  • Presenters: Sally O'Malley, Red Hat and Marcelo Amaral, IBM
  • Date and Time: November 6, 10:25 AM CST at Room W176abc

In today's world, addressing power consumption in the cloud is of paramount importance. Monitoring power usage is not only essential for capacity planning but also for minimizing environmental impact and detecting anomalies. The Kepler observability framework, presented by experts from Red Hat and IBM, promises to revolutionize energy observability within and beyond Kubernetes.

Key Highlights:

  • Importance and challenges of power observability: Gain insights into why power observability is crucial and the challenges associated with monitoring power consumption in the cloud.
  • Kepler methodologies: Delve into Kepler's methodologies, including data collection via eBPF for minimal energy footprint.
  • Real-world adoption and live demo: Explore real-world use cases of Kepler for power monitoring and witness a live demonstration of power monitoring in Kubernetes using Kepler, Prometheus and Grafana.
  • Kepler on edge and PEAKS: Get a sneak peek into how Kepler extends its capabilities to edge environments for centralized dashboarding, and the ongoing work on PEAKS, a power and energy-aware Kubernetes scheduler.

Whether you're interested in metrics collection with OpenTelemetry, the evolution of Jaeger, or the future of energy observability in the cloud with Kepler, there's something for everyone. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from industry experts, gain a deeper understanding of observability and stay at the forefront of technology trends. Register for KubeCon North America here and be sure not to miss these sessions. We look forward to seeing you there!


Mina Karamercan is a Product Marketing Manager in the Hybrid Platforms Business Unit at Red Hat. She is a graduate of Tufts University, having completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies there. Mina's journey with Red Hat began as an intern that lead to a full-time role as a Product Marketing Manager in January 2022.

Mina specializes in promoting key products such as Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management, Red Hat Quay and Red Hat Observability. Her main focus is developing effective marketing strategies to increase product awareness and adoption. Mina is passionate about bridging the gap between technology and business and solving new world problems with innovative products.

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