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    Anomaly detection in the data center toufic boubez-metafor-bay lisa meetup-2013-06-20 Anomaly detection in the data center toufic boubez-metafor-bay lisa meetup-2013-06-20 Presentation Transcript

    • Anomaly Detection in the Data CenterClosing the DevOps Feedback LoopToufic Boubez, Ph.D.Co-Founder, CTOMetafor Software
    • 2Toufic Intro – who I am• Co-Founder/CTO Metafor Software• Co-Founder/CTO Layer 7 Technologies– API Management and Security– Acquired by Computer Associates in 2013– But I escaped • Building large scale software systems for 20years (I’m older I look, I know!)
    • 3What is Anomaly Detection in the data center?• One of these things is not like the other ones!– Anomalies in environment– Anomalies in behaviour– How do you find out!?
    • 4Simple file diffing
    • 5Distributed diffing?• What about:– Files (code, config, etc)– Directories– Packages– Date/Time– Running services– Open ports– Other stuff?
    • 6Distributed historical diffing? Anyone?Time
    • 7Open Loop Control System:Heating your house – the wrong way!• Steps:– Tweak heater input– Get to ideal temperature– Lock gas valve– Hope nothing changesController(gas valve)System(heater)Sensor(thermometer)
    • 8Controller(gas valve)System(heater)Sensor(thermometer)+-deltadesiredtemperaturecurrenttemperatureOpen Loop Control System:Heating your house – the right way• Steps:– Set the desired temperature– Sit back and let the system deal with changes
    • 9Controller SystemSensor+-PuppetChefCFEngine…MyInfrastrucutreNagiosCactiZabbix…?desiredstatecurrentstateWhat’s missing to get to self-healing systemsdelta• We have most of the tools already• Need to add:– Error tracking (anomaly detection)– Corrective action
    • 10Metafor demo: environmental anomaly detection• Agent-based SaaS model– Agents installed on user servers (a couple of minutes)– Agents collect data– Metafor servers perform analytics and detect anomalies– Send reports/alerts– API• Currently in open beta– Get it NOW!– http://metaforsoftware.com/• Currently static anomalies– Coming soon: Behaviour anomalies• Being used by cloud provider as the error tracking component in aself-healing system
    • GO BUG JENNY ABOUT YOUR BETA!!