The Circonus Blog

Faultd Update – Next Generation Alerting
Circonus will soon be releasing our next generation fault detection system, faultd (fault-dee). Faultd is an internal component of our
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Circonus Update Fall 2018
Circonus Updates, Fall 2018
We’ve recently pushed out several exciting improvements to Circonus. With this release, you can expect the following improvements: Stream Tags
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How Safe is Your Home’s Air? The Internet of Things and Air Quality Monitoring during Wildfires
IoT-driven monitoring of Air Quality during the 2018 California Wildfires Over the past few weeks, the Camp Fire in Northern
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Introducing Circonus Stream Tags
Gain greater insight into system behavior in aggregate, across multiple dimensions. A “metric” is a measurement, or value, representing the
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The Problem with Percentiles – Aggregation brings Aggravation
Percentiles have become one of the primary service level indicators to represent real systems monitoring performance. When used correctly, they
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A Guide to Service Level Objectives, Part 3: Quantifying Your SLOs
A guide to the importance of, and techniques for, accurately quantifying your Service Level Objectives. This is the third in
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Quantifying WordPress Performance Improvements with circonus-logwatch
Deriving meaningful insights from third-party logs has always been a difficult yet necessary task. Most analysis occurs after-the-fact, when something
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A Guide To Service Level Objectives, Part 2: It All Adds Up
A simple primer on the complicated statistical analysis behind setting your Service Level Objectives. This is the second in a
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Latency SLOs Done Right
In their excellent SLO-workshop at SRECon2018 (program) Liz Fong-Jones, Kristina Bennett and Stephen Thorne (Google) presented some best practice examples for Latency
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Monitoring DevOps: Where are we now? [Infographic]
Our first DevOps & Monitoring Survey was conducted at ChefConf 2015. This year, we’ve created an infographic based on the
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A Guide To Service Level Objectives, Part 1: SLOs & You
Four steps to ensure that you hit your targets – and learn from your successes. This is the first in
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Air Quality Sensors and IoT Systems Monitoring
2017 was a bad year for fires in California. The Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County in October destroyed whole neighborhoods
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Comprehensive Container-Based Service Monitoring with Kubernetes and Istio
Operating containerized infrastructure brings with it a new set of challenges. You need to instrument your containers, evaluate your API
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Less Toil, More Coil – Telemetry Analysis with Python
This was a frequent request we were hearing from many customers: “How can I analyze my data with Python?” The
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Cassandra Query Observability with Libpcap and Protocol Observer
Opinions vary in recent online discussions regarding systems and software observability. Some state that observability is a replacement for monitoring.
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Effective Management of High Volume Numeric Data with Histograms
How do you capture and organize billions of measurements per second such that you can answer a rich set of
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Linux System Monitoring with eBPF
The Linux kernel is an abundant component of modern IT systems. It provides the critical services of hardware abstraction and
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Circonus Update: New UI Rollout
The Circonus team is excited to announce the release of our newest update, which includes sweeping changes to the Circonus
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SREcon 2018 Americas
Getting paged at 11pm on New Year’s Eve because the application code used sprintf %d on a 32 bit system
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Circonus On The Raspberry Pi
There are a lot of interesting monitoring tasks, that can be facilitated with a Raspberry Pi (e.g. here, there). Circonus
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