Zabbix Conference China 2019 took place on November 29-30 in Beijing with a mission to make the shared knowledge of Zabbix available for all Chinese community users.
Traditionally the two-day event provided lots of opportunities to get in-depth knowledge and hands-on practice for all attendees – by listening to speeches, exploring the use cases, and joining the workshops.
The conference started with the keyword delivered by the founder and CEO of Zabbix. Alexei Vladishev spoke about the things that happen with Zabbix right now. The company is developing rapidly and continuously, it has customers and users all over the world and about 200 partners all around the globe. Alexei Vladishev introduced the conference visitors with the inspiring number of visits to the Zabbix Repository, which has been reached 1100,000 by June 2019. Plus, he also mentioned the available integration solutions (300+) as well as the gradually increasing number of shared templates (share.zabbix.com).
Yaoru Rong, CTO at Macro Time Data were speaking about Zabbix in China. He presented the statistics of how many times Zabbix has been downloaded. The total number of downloads is more than 4,000,000 times per year. About 15% of these downloads come from China. In terms of a single country, China is the country with the largest annual download volume in the world. Yaoru Rong also provided statistics regarding Zabbix Professional Training. By the end of 2019, nearly 300 Zabbix Certified Specialists and 100+ Certified Professionals and Experts successfully passed training in China. The speaker mentioned one more important thing about the Zabbix Partnership network. The partnership program was officially introduced in China in 2018 and has been noticeably grown by this period.
The next speech was again provided by Alexei Vladishev and was dedicated to the upcoming release of Zabbix 5.0. The founder of Zabbix reminded the new features introduced in Zabbix 4.4 and listed the important major upgrades that will be completed and developed in Zabbix 5.0.
After a short break, Zabbix Trainer from China Andy Zhou introduced in detail how Zabbix can improve the IT infrastructure and data collection methods through five industry cases, including the insurance industry, banking industry, Internet media, high-tech industry, and retail industry. According to the speaker, Zabbix can perfectly support the requirements of any company.
Project Research and Development Manager of Minsheng Bank, Junneng Mo, shared the practice of Zabbix Distributed Automatic Monitoring Platform in China Minsheng Bank. The IT environment in the banking industry is complicated. Facing the challenges of localization of the autonomous and controllable strategies, the Production Scheduling Center of Minsheng Bank of China has joined hands with Zabbix to implement the leading autonomous and controllable large-scale distributed automated IT operation and maintenance monitoring solution in the financial industry. Junneng Mo shared several practical tips, including how to support large-scale monitoring of large companies and improve operation and maintenance efficiency by the use of Zabbix.
The conference continued with the presentation delivered by Zabbix Japan LLC CEO, Kodai Terashima, who introduced the Zabbix Japan user profile and shared a practical use case. Kodai Terashima also answered on the popular question – Why Zabbix is so popular in the Japanese market? According to the speaker, Zabbix is not only an open-source product and is free of charge, but it also has the advantages of a wide range of monitoring functions, convenient methods, and professional services.
Manxue Wang, Technical Manager of China Mobile Online Service, presented the way on how to monitor the world’s largest telecommunications service provider. China Mobile Online Service Co., Ltd. is the largest telecommunications service provider, serving 910 million users and 53 customer service centers nationwide. Manxue Wang described in detail the construction process along the way, including how to build a large-scale monitoring system in traditional enterprises as well as how to ensure the stability of the system.
Sergey Sorokin, Director of Business Development in Zabbix, talked about the professional support services and benefits of MySQL and PostgreSQL. He also introduced the advantages of deploying Zabbix in the cloud and showed how to make it in one click. Sergey Sorokin also announced the official date of Zabbix Summit 2020 (October 30-31), which will be the 10th-anniversary event.
The next speaker was Sandara Liu, Business Manager at Grandage. The main topic of her speech was the benefits of Zabbix Professional Support. Sandara Liu introduced how professional services can serve the business.
Director of Unicom Systems Integration, Min He, introduced how to build an intelligent operation tool system, based on the open-source software. He analyzed the development trend of intelligent operation of industry data centers, combined with China Unicom’s actual IT infrastructure environment (including equipment, basic software, application systems, and cloud resources), based on open-source software.
Yipeng He from Sichuan Ruixiang Technology Co., Ltd. introduced how to run smart notifications with Zabbix. He explained the complete process from development to maintenance.
The final speech of the first conference day was delivered by the Technical Director of Shanghai Hongshi Data System Co., Ltd., Jiahao Huang. The presentation was dedicated to Zabbix Operation and Automation. Jiahao Huang shared his practical experience on how to set and maintain the automation processes.
The second conference day traditionally started with the exam sessions and let conference attendees prove their practical knowledge and get certified.
The first speaker represented Zabbix Certified Trainers’ team and during the presentation continued the practical education. Edmunds Vesmanis, the Senior Trainer of Zabbix, spoke about HA cluster setups and configuration. He explained when and why Zabbix HA Cluster Configuration is used.
The second speaker of the second conference day was a Zeming Xu from Qihoo 360. He shared the practical experience in large-scale monitoring and notification scenarios using Zabbix.
Wei Wang, Senior Database Architect at Jingdong Mall, introduced the practical case of using Zabbix for large-scale database monitoring. He introduced how the installation was deployed, optimized, and automated.
Zabbix Community Expert & Senior Trainer in China, Shihong Zhang, introduced the scheme of using Zabbix 4.4 to monitor the k8s cluster. He shared his own experience and shared valuable practical tips.
After the closing speech and lunch guests were invited to join the practical workshops held by Zabbix Team members and local experts.
The conference overall had a big success. Zabbix Team is very pleased and happy to notice how rapidly Zabbix Community China is growing and developing. Now we are already starting the first preparations for the 3rd Zabbix Conference China that will be held on June 5-6, 2020. By the way, if you are interested in the option of being a speaker, feel free to contact us. Your valuable experience in Zabbix can become a motivation for the whole community.