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” a lot and the industry has listened. And while we’ve…

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Percentages Aren’t People

This is a story about an engineering group celebrating success when it shouldn’t be… and their organization buying into it. This is not the fault of the engineering groups, or…

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Understanding API Latencies

Today’s Internet is powered by APIs. Tomorrow’s will be even more so. Without a pretty UI or a captivating experience, you’re judged simply on performance and availability. As an API…

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Pully McPushface

The Argument for Connectivity Agnosticism Turning the corner It’s about push vs. pull… but it shouldn’t be. There has been a lot of heated debate on whether pushing telemetry data…

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The Future of Monitoring: Q&A with Jez Humble

Jez Humble is a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley, and co-author of the Jolt Award-winning Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley 2011) and Lean Enterprise:…

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The Future of Monitoring: Q&A with John Allspaw

John Allspaw is CTO at Etsy. John has worked in systems operations for over 14 years in biotech, government, and online media. He started out tuning parallel clusters running vehicle…

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