Join us for the Splunk Observability Week 2021

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Hear first hand from our experts and partners what you need to know in order to get the maximum benefit from Splunk Observability. This week is about the challenges, opportunities, and best practices to successfully build observability into everything you develop, deliver or monitor. Subscribe to receive beneficial and valuable information that will help you and your organization be successful, such as:


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Schedule

Monday March 8:

13.00 - 13.45 CET

State of the Observability 2021: How to use Observability for your Digital Transformation

Date: March 8
Time: 13.00
Length: 45 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: Anyone with the need of drastically changing the way your team is currently working with un-planned work
Technical Understanding: Medium
Presenter: Sebastiaan Laurijsse - Chief Transformation Strategist
Language: this presentation will be held in English

Description: Integrated monitoring across hybrid infrastructure is hard to achieve, but the alternative is failure. Listen in to this session where you will learn which capabilities that really take your organisation forward. How do you change your way of working from reactive actions based on what has already happened - band aid if you want to use that expression - to proactive efforts mitigating true root causes. Which we call Observability. We might also ask you the somehow uncomfortable question: Do you know what really creates the un-planned activities in your environment?

Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

15:00 - 15.45 CET

Retail customer: Next generation Observability with unified backend for real time metrics and traces

Date: March 8
Time: 15.00
Length: 45 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: CTO, Engineering Manager, DevOps, SRE, Developers, Cloud Architects
Technical Understanding: Medium
Guest Presenter: Christian Sjöbohm, Head of Operational Intelligence at INGKA Group, IKEA
Language: This presentation is held in English
Description:
New agile technologies such as Cloud computing have rapidly changed the demands of monitoring. Join this session to understand how this customer is approaching this challenge as they are expanding their cloud business, with focus on how you can:
- Unify your observability data
- Drive down time to resolution
- Supporting of Open Standards


Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

Tuesday March 9 :

11:00 - 11.45 CET

Introduction to Splunk Observability Suite - German

Date: March 9
Time: 11.00
Length: 45 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: Anyone wondering if they really need to add Observability to their monitoring solutions and how this affects AIOps strategy
Technical Understanding: Medium
Presenter: Ralf Walkenhorst - Senior Business Value Consultant
Language: This presentation will be held in German

Description: Is ‘observability’ just a disingenuous rebrand of ‘monitoring’? Is it monitoring on steroids? Or, is it the new way to find out why, (and not just if) your system or application isn’t working as expected? Today we see that traditional monitoring approaches can fall short if a system or an application doesn’t adequately externalize its state. To reach ‘observability’, IT needs to correlate many different sources from logs, metrics, traces etc. - and this becomes even more critical (and complex) on distributed systems using containers and microservices.
Join us for this session where we will:
- See how ‘observability’ differs from ‘monitoring’.
- Explore why it is an even bigger challenge in a multi-cloud and containerized world.
- Look at how Splunk can help you gain observability, while shaping the future of IT with machine learning and predictive IT.

Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

11:00 - 11.45 CET

Introduction to Splunk Observability Suite - English

Date: March 9
Time: 11.00
Length: 45 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: Anyone wondering if they really need to add Observability to their monitoring solutions and how this affects AIOps strategy
Technical Understanding: Medium
Presenter: Constantin Bajireanu - IT Operations Analytics Specialist / Stéphane Estevez – EMEA Product Marketing Director IT Markets
Language: This presentation will be held in English

Description: Is ‘observability’ just a disingenuous rebrand of ‘monitoring’? Is it monitoring on steroids? Or, is it the new way to find out why, (and not just if) your system or application isn’t working as expected? Today we see that traditional monitoring approaches can fall short if a system or an application doesn’t adequately externalize its state. To reach ‘observability’, IT needs to correlate many different sources from logs, metrics, traces etc. - and this becomes even more critical (and complex) on distributed systems using containers and microservices.
Join us for this session where we will:
- See how ‘observability’ differs from ‘monitoring’.
- Explore why it is an even bigger challenge in a multi-cloud and containerized world.
- Look at how Splunk can help you gain observability, while shaping the future of IT with machine learning and predictive IT.

Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

13:00 - 13.20 CET

Metrics, Traces, Logs; the three pillars of Observability. Where does one end and the other start?

Date: March 9
Time: 13.00
Length: 20 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: DevOps, DevOps Engineer, DevSecOps, Incident Response Manager, Developer, Cloud Engineer, Cloud Architect, Platform Owner, Platform Architect, SRE, Head of Monitoring, CDO plus VP/Director/Head of IT Operations
Technical Understanding: Medium
Presenter: Pieter-Jan Switten - Sales Engineer
Language: This presentation will be held in English

Description: If Metrics are your "Do I have a problem?", Traces your "Where is the problem?" and Logs your "What is causing the problem?" you can nicely combine these into "Detect, Troubleshoot, Root Cause". Join this session to hear more about the three pillars of Observability, and how you in the quickest way can understand your systems, and why they are acting like they are.

Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

13:30 - 13.50 CET

Introduction to Splunk Observability suite - Infrastructure Monitoring & Troubleshooting

Date: March 9
Time: 13.30
Length: 20 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: DevOps, DevOps Engineer, DevSecOps, Incident Response Manager, Developer, Cloud Engineer, Cloud Architect, Platform Owner, Platform Architect, SRE, Head of Monitoring, CDO plus VP/Director/Head of IT Operations
Technical Understanding: Medium
Presenter: Reiss Barran - Sales Engineer
Language: This presentation will be held in English

Description: 83% of organizations are looking for new monitoring approaches to handle today’s cloud and hybrid architectures complexity. IT teams are challenged with monitoring cloud services and mission-critical applications by separate tools which lead to swivel chair approaches, runaway costs, and fragmented operational data getting trapped in siloed tools. This creates blind spots that halt teams’ ability to quickly detect and resolve issues, and negatively impacts customer experiences.

What if there was a way to unify monitoring and investigation across the entire cloud and on-premises stack? Wouldn’t the jobs of architects and system administrators be so much easier if there were consolidated views enabling faster mean-time-to-detect (MTTD) and mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR)? Splunk is helping organizations across the globe accelerate their cloud journey with its analytics-driven, multicloud and hybrid architectures monitoring solution.

What you’ll learn:
- A look-back at monitoring and how far we’ve come
- The new challenges IT is facing today
- What capabilities organizations need to look out for when choosing the right tools
- How to best optimize hybrid and multicloud monitoring
- How Splunk helps organizations tackle this complex challenges
- What is your next action to stay state of the art in monitoring


Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

14:00 - 14.45 CET

Demo of Splunk Observability Suite - German

Date: March 9
Time: 14.00
Length: 45 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: From the DevOps Engineer to the CTO
Technical Understanding: Low
Presenter: Andre Pietsch - Senior Sales Engineer
Language: This presentation will be held in German

Description: In this session we will do a live demo of our Observability Suite and show you how Observability provides visibility and control needed to quickly detect and resolve ANY user-impacting issue, reduce time spent on troubleshooting, and enable teams to devote more time to creating new features and services. See first hand from our experts what you need to know in order to get the maximum benefit from Splunk Observability!

Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

14:00 - 14.45 CET

Demo of Splunk Observability Suite - English

Date: March 9
Time: 14.00
Length: 45 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: From the DevOps Engineer to the CTO
Technical Understanding: Low
Presenter: Pieter Hagen - Sales Engineer
Language: This presentation will be held in English

Description: In this session we will do a live demo of our Observability Suite and show you how Observability provides visibility and control needed to quickly detect and resolve ANY user-impacting issue, reduce time spent on troubleshooting, and enable teams to devote more time to creating new features and services. See first hand from our experts what you need to know in order to get the maximum benefit from Splunk Observability!

Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

Wednesday March 10 :

10.00 - 10.45 CET

Observability @ Helvetia - German

Date: March 10
Time: 10.00
Length: 45 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: TBA
Technical Understanding: Medium
Presenter: Martin Adler, Head of APM and Monitoring, Helvetia
Language: This presentation will be held in German
Description: TBA

Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

11:00 - 11:45 CET

Splunk Observability Vision

Date: March 10
Time: 11.00
Length: 45 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: All audiences
Technical Understanding: Low
Presenter: James Hodge - AVP Field Technology EMEA
Language: This presentation will be held in English

Description: In this session James Hodge, AVP for Field Technology with Splunk, will walk you through the high level vision for Splunk Observability and give you insights to how Infrastructure Monitoring, APM, Log Investigation and Incident Response all comes together.

Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

13:00 - 13.45 CET

Introduction to Splunk Observability suite - Application Performance Monitoring

Date: March 10
Time: 13.00
Length: 30 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: DevOps, DevOps Engineer, DevSecOps, Incident Response Manager, Developer, Cloud Engineer, Cloud Architect, Platform Owner, Platform Architect, SRE, Head of Monitoring, CDO plus VP/Director/Head of IT Operations
Technical Understanding: Medium
Presenter: Achim Staebler - Sales Engineer and Ganesha Neuman - RSM Observability
Language: This presentation will be held in English

Description: 2020 has ushered in rapid change in everything we do, from banking and grocery shopping, to working and learning from home. New technologies such as cloud and microservices as well as practices such as DevOps help organizations adapt to these changes. But these new technologies introduce their own challenges, including migration, manageability and more.

Join Splunk’s Staff Sales Engineers Achim Staebler, and Observability Specialist Ganesha Louis Neumann as they share their experience of how their customers were able to leverage Splunk APM, part of our Observability Suite, to overcome these challenges. Splunk APM provided their customers with the visibility and control they needed to quickly detect and resolve ANY user-impacting issue, reduced time spent on troubleshooting and enabled their customers to devote more time to creating new features. They will provide answers to questions like how is application and infrastructure support changing as teams adopt microservices strategies? What does observability look like in the modern, cloud-native world?

Top reasons to attend:
- Understand why cloud and microservices need a modern approach
- Learn what is Observability and what is required for Observability
- See how Splunk APM helped organizations in today’s rapidly changing environments
- Set yourself up for success with Splunk APM


Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

14:00 - 14.45 CET

Whiteboard Splunk + Observability - German

Date: March 10
Time: 14.00
Length: 45 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: All audiences
Technical Understanding: Low
Presenter: Alain Gutknecht -SE Director
Language: This presentation will be held in German

Description: In this Whiteboard Session you can get an understanding of the Splunk Data-To-Everything Platform Vision. Learn what Key Initiatives can be addressed and what outcomes can be expected when you go on the Journey with Splunk. Embrace Logs, Metrics and Traces on the same Data platform to investigate, monitor analyse and act while achieving and End-to-End observability.

Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

15:00 - 15.45 CET

Whiteboard Splunk + Observability - English

Date: March 10
Time: 15.00
Length: 45 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: All audiences
Technical Understanding: Low
Presenter: Alain Gutknecht -SE Director
Language: This presentation will be held in English

Description: In this Whiteboard Session you can get an understanding of the Splunk Data to Everything Platform Vision. Learn what Key Initiatives can be addressed and what outcomes can be expected when you go on the Journey with Splunk. Embrace Logs, Metrics and Traces on the same Data platform to investigate, monitor analyse and act while achieving and End-to-End observability .

Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

Thursday March 11 :

9:00 - 12.00 CET

Observability 4 Rookies - Go from Splunk Zero to Hero in 3 hours! - German

Date: March 11
Time: 9.00
Length: 180 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: Sessions are designed for those waiting to gain an understanding of Splunk Observability in a hands-on environment
Technical Understanding: Medium
Presenter: Achim Staebler - Sales Engineer
Language: This presentation will be held in German

Description: This session will take you through the basics of Splunk Observability, the only observability platform with streaming analytics NoSample™ Full Fidelity distributed tracing in a hands-on environment. In 3 hours, you'll gain a deeper understanding including:
- The value of data
- Three pillars of observability (metrics, traces & logs)
- Introduction to dashboards and alerting
- Getting data in (GDI)
- Monitoring as code
- Service bureau - managing teams and usage in Splunk IM and Splunk APM Microservices APM

Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

9:00 - 12.00 CET

Observability 4 Rookies - Go from Splunk Zero to Hero in 3 hours! - English

Date: March 11
Time: 9.00
Length: 180 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: Sessions are designed for those waiting to gain an understanding of Splunk Observability in a hands-on environment
Technical Understanding: Medium
Presenter: Rob Castley - Sales Engineer
Language: This presentation will be held in English

Description: This session will take you through the basics of Splunk Observability, the only observability platform with streaming analytics NoSample™ Full Fidelity distributed tracing in a hands-on environment. In 3 hours, you'll gain a deeper understanding including:
- The value of data
- Three pillars of observability (metrics, traces & logs)
- Introduction to dashboards and alerting
- Getting data in (GDI)
- Monitoring as code
- Service bureau - managing teams and usage in Splunk IM and Splunk APM Microservices APM

Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

13:00 - 13.45 CET

Open Telemetry

Date: March 11
Time: 13.00
Length: 45 Minutes
Location: Virtual

Audience: Developers, DevOps, SRE, Cloud architects
Technical Understanding: Medium
Presenter: Leonidas Iakovidis - Sales Engineer
Language: This presentation will be held in English

Description: An observability framework for cloud-native software. 2nd largest CNCF project after K8s in which Splunk is the largest contributor. OpenTelemetry is a collection of tools, APIs, and SDKs. You use it to instrument, generate, collect, and export telemetry data (metrics, logs, and traces) for analysis in order to understand your software’s performance and behavior.Learn how your business can benefit from this and release your environment from proprietary agents for data collection.

Pre-requisites: A good seat, a laptop with internet connection and a nice drink.

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