Webinar On Demand

Avis Budget Group’s Journey to Modern Observability Stack with Open-Source Tools and OpsCruise

Recorded April 26, 2022

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Enterprises are moving to an open-source cloud native infrastructure and application tech stack at an unprecedented rate, yet observability tools to keep all that running still tend to be proprietary and expensive. Containerization, orchestration, and open standards for metrics, logs, traces, and flows have ushered in a new era of monitoring tools that are becoming the new foundation for instrumentation in the enterprise.

 Join Matt Surabian, Director, DevOps Engineering, Avis Budget Group (ZipCar) where he’ll discuss his journey to modern observability leveraging open-source technology and:

  • Avis’s business drivers and transition to a modern cloud-native architecture
  • Avis’s experience with Cloud Native Computing Foundation observability project tools (e.g., Prometheus, Grafana, Loki, Lens, etc.)
  • The partnership with OpsCruise in unifying the open-source tools through its SmartLayer
  • Example application problems in Avis that were diagnosed and solved with the OpsCruise platform powered by CNCF projects


Matt Surabian, Director, DevOps Engineering, Avis Budget Group (ZipCar)

Matt’s background includes high availability application and infrastructure development at Alexa top 500 scale. Matt holds a BS in computer science. You can find him on GitHub in the JavaScript and Golang open-source communities.

Cesar Quintana, Principal Solutions Architect, OpsCruise

Cesar Quintana is a Principal Solutions Architect at OpsCruise. He brings over 15 years of experience in the Information Technology sector, with a key focus on Observability Architecture, Tools, and Practices. Previously, Cesar held Senior roles as a Solutions Engineer, Observability Architect, I.T. Consultant, and Systems Engineer, working with some of the largest U.S. and international companies. He attended Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.