episode 526

Trends in Observability with Sequoia Partner Pat Grady & Cribl CEO Clint Sharp

Pat Grady is a partner at the venture capital firm, Sequoia Capital and Clint Sharp is the co-founder and CEO of Cribl. These are two separate conversations focused on the trend of observability, which enables one to inspect and understand one’s IT stack. Pat is an investor in this space, and Clint’s company is focused on optimizing the collection, analysis, and storage of observability data, dramatically reducing companies’ infrastructure spend. January 27, 2021

In this interview, Pat discusses 

  • Some of the key trends regarding observability
  • The benefits of taking a best of breed approach to it
  • Why observability is part of the solution to data privacy, not the problem
  • Some first steps those low on the maturity curve relative to observability can take
  • Why it has been a key to the digital acceleration that has happened during the pandemic
  • How COVID has dramatically accelerated Sequoia’s business
  • Some of the indelible marks of COVID that will become permanent

While Clint discusses 

  • The biggest problem he sees with the emergence of observability
  • Why observability has become an important trend
  • How Cribl is able to reduce its clients’ infrastructure spend by 30% on average

Among a variety of other topics.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

From strategy to implementation

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