There's little talk about capacity planning Kafka clusters, it's very much learn as you go, every cluster is different. In this talk Kafka DevOps Engineer Jason Bell takes you through the things that will help you, from broker capacity, thinking about topics and how the other Confluent components can affect throughput and performance. With a number of production deployments under his watchful gaze for over six years Jason has plenty of experience, stories and useful information that will help you. By the end of the talk you'll have a good understanding of designing the cluster for various scenarios, where the points of latency are to watch and monitor. And also how to prevent teams breaking the cluster behind your back. This talk is designed for everyone, anyone who is just starting to those who are operating Kafka on a daily basis.