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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The Problem with Math: Why Your Monitoring Solution is Wrong

Math is perfect – the most perfect thing in the world. The problem with math is that it is perpetrated by us imperfect humans. Circonus has long aimed to bring…

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Underneath Clean Data: Avoiding Rot

When many people talk about clean data, they are referring to data that was collected in a controlled and rigorous process where bad inputs are avoided. Dirty data has samples…

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Alerting on disk space the right way.

Most people that alert on disk space use an arbitrary threshold, such as “notify me when my disk is 85% full.” Most people then get alerted, spend an hour trying…

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