This Lighting Talk was given by our CTO, Chris Tava on the Introduction to Monitoring and Alerting with Datadog. Chris explains that Observability leads into Monitoring as you will observe and monitor things before you alert on them or do an analysis on what you have found. Chris goes into the “why” and “how”, the motivation behind using the tool and the approach to it and then outlines Onboarding practices together with examples of monitoring and alerting. For Chris, Datadog is important as we are likely using it on a new client project again to instrument and monitor cloud native Kubernetes clusters running in Azure. A great and timely talk as Datadog just achieved AWS Outposts Ready Designation last week.