The New Systems Performance

August 07, 2013 - by Rachel Balik

Last week, Brendan Gregg kicked off our "A Midsummer Night's System" meetup with an overview of what systems performance means today.

The short answer is that “Systems performance is the analysis of everything.” If you want to dig a little deeper, you can watch the full talk, in which Brendan describes the various factors that have changed systems performance in the few last years. As he notes, much of the literature available now hasn’t been updated to reflect these changes, so this is an eye-opening talk for anyone who has to deal with performance issues as part of their job (which is pretty much everyone.)