Author Archives: Theo Schlossnagle

Thank you, ZFS

If you’ve had a technical conversation with anyone at Circonus, there are very likely two technologies that came up: ZFS […]

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Some Like It Flat

JSON rules the world, much to our collective chagrin. I’ve mentioned before the atrocious shortcomings of JSON as a format […]

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Post-Mortem 2017.1.12.1

TL;DR: Some users received spurious false alerts for approximately 30 minutes, starting at 2017-01-12 22:10 UTC. It is our assessment […]

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Systems Monitoring is Ripe for a Revolution

Before we explore systems, let’s talk users. After all, most of our businesses wouldn’t exist without lots of users; users […]

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No, We “Fixed the Glitch”

If you haven’t seen the movie Office Space, you should do so at your earliest convenience. As with the new […]

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How We Keep Your Data Safe

Some of our users tell us that moving to Circonus from in-house operated tools was driven by the desire to […]

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Time, but Faster

Every once in awhile, you find yourself in a rabbit hole, unsure of where you are or what time it […]

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Rapid Resolution With The Right Tools

Here at Circonus, we obviously monitor our infrastructure with the Circonus platform. However, there are many types of monitoring, and […]

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LuaJIT and the Illumos VM

I’m about to dive into some esoteric stuff, so be warned. We use LuaJIT extensively throughout most of our product […]

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The Uphill Battle for Visibility

In 2011, Circonus released a feature that revolutionized the way people could observe systems. We throw around the word “histogram” […]

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