Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment, and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts. Comcast is shaping the future at the intersection of media and technology. It is a leader in the worlds of media, entertainment, and technology. Its story has unfolded due to an entrepreneurial spirit that is the foundation of everything it does.
Comcast wanted to develop a monitoring strategy for its Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes architecture and provide metrics around those stacks. Their internal teams demand metrics-driven visibility into various aspects of platform performance. Comcast is using InfluxDB, Kapacitor and Telegraf to capture and report on real-time metrics and to generate impactful, tangible business results. Comcast applied their multi-tenant cloud metrics gathered with InfluxData to identify huge opportunities, partner with the business, and drive outcomes that include reliable cloud performance and the return of real dollars to the business, not to mention happy customers. Taking the time series data collected, aggregated, and stored using open source InfluxData tools, Comcast was able to deliver transformative results.
Comcast presented at InfluxDays New York 2018. In this talk, Rob Frohnapfel provided an overview of how they use InfluxDB at Comcast. He demonstrated how they’ve been able to apply their multi-tenant cloud metrics to discover business opportunities and to drive better outcomes from the organization.
Simplified dashboards about entire infrastructure
Discovery of opportunities from multi-tenant metrics
Improved capacity planning
Automated and streamlined operations
“We had just discovered great things like InfluxDB, Grafana, and Telegraf. Shortly thereafter, we were able to deliver consolidated metrics dashboards that summarized our entire environment.”
- Rob Frohnapfel, Director, Comcast
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