How to Correctly Frame and Calculate Latency SLOs


Calculating SLOs correctly requires quite a bit of statistical analysis. Unfortunately, when it comes to latency SLOs, the math is almost always done wrong. Math done incorrectly when computing SLOs can result in tens of thousands of dollars of unneeded capacity, not to mention the cost of human time. This e-book will delve into how to frame and calculate latency SLOs the right way. You'll learn:

  • The wrong way SLOs are commonly calculated
  • Re-thinking how to compute SLO latency with histograms
  • Using histograms to frame SLOs, calculate percentiles, and iterate SLOs continuously