November 03, 2023

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2023 Q&A: Cribl Will Showcase New K8s Capabilities for Cribl Edge

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Ready for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2023?  Attending the show?  Make sure to visit with Cribl.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon takes place November 6 - 9, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois.

Read this exclusive interview between VMblog and Nick Heudecker - Senior Director of Market Strategy at Cribl, the data engine for IT and Security.

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VMblog:  If you were giving a KubeCon attendee a quick overview of the company, what would you say?  How would you describe the company?

Nick Heudecker:  Cribl creates products to give observability and security teams choice and control over their logs, events, metrics, and traces. Collect data from any source and redact, filter, enrich, reduce it before sending it on to any destination in the right format. These tools erode vendor lock-in, lower the burden of dealing with agents and data, and free up users to do the most interesting parts of their jobs.

VMblog:  How can attendees of the event find you?  What do you have planned at your booth this year?  What type of things will attendees be able to do at your booth? 

Heudecker:  We’re at booth P22 this year, and we’re equipped with two demo stations and everyone’s favorite swag - lightsabers! 

VMblog:  What do you attribute to the success and growth of this industry?

Heudecker:  The rapid digitalization of how everyone interacts - with companies and with each other - has accelerated the pace of technology adoption and evolution. The growth of this industry is critical to keep up with the latest changes, react to emerging security threats, and scale a limited talent pool. 

VMblog:  What are you personally most interested in seeing or learning at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon?

Heudecker:  I’m most interested in catching up with old friends and seeing what they’ve been up to. After you’ve attended KubeCon a few times, it’s great catching up with people you’ve met in previous years. 

VMblog:  Can you double click on your company's technologies?  And talk about the types of problems you solve for a KubeCon + CloudNativeCon attendee.

Heudecker:  Most relevant for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon attendees is Cribl Edge. Cribl Edge is an agent that greatly simplifies collecting data from K8s environments. You don’t need to run a sidecar, and you don’t need to configure the agent. It knows where to look for K8s logs. It also ships with a Prometheus Edge Scraper to send metrics to your preferred destination - or multiple destinations. And Cribl Edge includes the same data management capabilities as Cribl Stream - route, redact, reduce, filter and enrich directly from the agent. 

VMblog:  KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is typically a great venue for a company to launch a new product or an update to an existing product.  Will your company be announcing anything new?  If so, can you give us a sneak preview?

Heudecker:  We’re consistently shipping updates, and something that we will showcase at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon are new K8s capabilities for Cribl Edge. Stop by our booth to learn more and get a demo.

David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, And co-founded, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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