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I develop well architected cloud-native platforms & build SRE teams

Hello, my name is Alaa. I studied Computer Science at the University of Greenwich and have over 12 years of experience in Site Reliability Engineering, Cloud Systems, and Distributed Systems. I have worked with startups across Europe, the United States, and Japan, as well as in various industries such as Telecom, Automotive, Energy Transmission, Gaming, AR & Generative AI. I offer hands-on consulting, training, and team building services.

How to Serve 200K Samples per second with Prometheus

I will explain how to build a monitoring system that can retain data for long periods, which can handle up to 200K samples per second. The important point is that all of these processes are realized on one centralized Prometheus and Thanos server.

A multi-cluster shared services architecture with EKS using Cilium ClusterMesh

ClusterMesh is Cilium’s multi-cluster implementation that is built on top of Cilium CNI. It enables users to set up cross-cluster connectivity with standard Kubernetes semantics for transparent service discovery. Each cluster in the mesh participates as a peer. Cross-cluster traffic is handled by individual nodes rather than using a central gateway.

Security Practices for Multi-Tenant SaaS Applications using Amazon EKS

This technical guide shows you how to securely manage and operate multi-tenant software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) clusters.

11 of the Best Open-Source Kubernetes Tools

The incredible community around Kubernetes is constantly sharing tools that help improve the experience of being a Kubernetes developer. Here is my list of the 11 essential tools I keep in my arsenal. I break them down by important categories which ones help me run Kubernetes, test Kubernetes, and — last but not least — have fun in my IDE.

Wisdom quotes that I collected in my life

Deep understanding of causality sometimes requires the understanding of very large patterns and their abstract relationships and interactions, not just the understanding of microscopic objects interacting in microscopic time intervals.” - Douglas R. Hofstadter, I Am a Strange Loop