Rootconf 2018

Rootconf 2018

On scaling infrastructure and operations

About Rootconf 2018 and who should attend:

Rootconf is India’s best conference on DevOps, SRE and IT infrastructure. Rootconf attracts systems and operations engineers to share real-world knowledge about building reliable systems.

The 2018 edition is a single track conference. Day 1 – 10 May – features talks on security. Colin Charles (chief evangelist at Percona Foundation), Pukhraj Singh (former national cybersecurity manager at UIDAI), Shamim Reza (open source enthusiast), Alisha Gurung (network engineer at Bhutan Telecom) and Derick Thomas (former network engineer at VSNL and Airtel Bharti) will touch on important aspects of infrastructure, database, network and enterprise security.

Day 2 – 11 May – is filled with case studies and stories about legacy code, immutable infrastructure, root-cause analysis, handling dependencies and monitoring. Talks from Exotel, Kayako, Intuit, Helpshift, Digital Ocean, among others, will help you evaluate DevOps tools and architecture patterns.

If you are a:

  1. DevOps programmer
  2. Systems engineer
  3. Architect
  4. VP of engineering
  5. IT manager

you should attend Rootconf.

Birds Of Feather (BOF) sessions at Rootconf 2018 will cover the following topics:

  1. DevSec Ops
  2. Microservices - tooling, architecture, costs and culture
  3. Mistakes that startups make when planning infrastructure
  4. Handling technical debt
  5. How to plan a container strategy for your organization
  6. Evaluating AWS for scale
  7. Future of DevOps

Rootconf is a conference for practitioners, by practitioners.

The call for proposals is closed. If you are interested in speaking at Rootconf events in 2018, submit a proposal here:


NIMHANS Convention Centre, Lakkasandra, Hombegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029.

Schedule, event details and tickets:

For more information about Rootconf, sponsorships, outstation events, contact or call 7676332020.

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Vishnu Gajendran


Building a reliable and scalable metrics aggregation and monitoring system

Submitted Mar 9, 2018

In today’s world, running hundreds of microservices on thousands of VMs interacting with each other on a constant basis is a norm. With the increase in scale, ensuring that your system is healthy has become extremely difficult. Apart from that you also need important business metrics which can help you make further decisions. So It becomes very crucial to get stats about various services and also the servers on which services run. But, it is not a easy task to gather millions of metrics data-points generated every minute from various sources, aggregate them & ensure seamless querying of those metrics. In this talk, we propose a design to build a highly reliable and scalable system for metrics aggregation. We will also cover how to build a distributed monitoring system which query the metrics and send alerts to your alerting system. We have implemented the proposed solution at Exotel and we are using the system for metrics aggregation & monitoring for last 1 year.



Why we need a metrics aggregation & monitoring system?
Various components of a good metrics aggregation & monitoring system
Insight about available products/services to use for metrics aggregation & monitoring like datadog
Data pipeline design & reasoning for the proposed design
Monitoring system design
How to ensure high availability of the monitoring system itself?
Findings & Future improvements based on our experience

Speaker bio

Vishnu is a SDE 3 at Exotel, a cloud telephony service company based out of Bengaluru. He focuses on building reliable & scalable data platform that serves various data related products of Exotel. His areas of interest are distributed database systems, big data processing. Prior to Exotel, he has worked at Amazon Web Services, building systems that provide big data products like Hadoop, HBase, Spark etc… as a service to customers.

Apart from work, he is passionate about teaching. He visits colleges and conducts talks & workshops for students on CS topics.




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