RED (Rates, Errors, Duration) was a spinoff from Google’s Golden Signals designed for monitoring microservices. However, RED use has clearly demonstrated that the applicability is applicable to any services-based architecture.

With RED, unlike the modern belief in observability, your architecture is watched from aspects of multiple dimensions. You receive alerts and indications not just from anomalies, but also from headache alerts. By seeing multiple dimensions of concerns, be they failures in service or activity to close to the edge of capability, these combined monitors and deep-dive, focused access get you to your root cause faster, with less false positives and quicker resolution.

In this recorded presentation, learn how to make RED something you want to see every day.

Dave discusses:

  • How RED monitoring makes microservices observable
  • Why monitoring needs to go to the Chuck Norris level
  • What RED can deliver your overall DevOps efforts
  • How each segment of RED can impact other indicators

Get to know Dave:


Dave McAllister

Strategic Technologist at Scalyr

Currently running technical evangelism for Scalyr, Dave is working with DevOps and developers and architects to promote the advantages of modern microservices architectures and orchestration to solve large-scale distributed systems challenges, especially for today's fast-moving cycles.

Dave has been a champion for open systems and open source from the early days of Linux to today's world of clouds and containers. He speaks on topics such as the real-world issues associated with emerging software architectures and practices. Connect with Dave on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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