Health Checks and Graceful Degradation in Distributed Systems

The Two Types of Health Checks

Health is a Spectrum, not a Binary Taxonomy

The Need for Feedback Loops when applying Backpressure

Image from my presentation on the Prometheus monitoring system at Google NYC in November 2016
Alert taken from my presentation on the Prometheus monitoring system at OSCON in May 2017
Myriad forms of rate limiting and load shedding techniques

Conclusion

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