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SREcon 2018 Americas

SREcon 2018 Americas

Getting paged at 11pm on New Year's Eve because the application code used sprintf %d on a 32 bit system and your ids just passed 4.295 billion, sending the ids negative and crashing your object service. A wakeup call at 2 am (or is it 3 am?) on the 'spring forward'...

Circonus On The Raspberry Pi

There are a lot of interesting monitoring tasks, that can facilitated with a Raspberry Pi (e.g. here, there). Circonus does not officially support "Raspbian Linux on armv6/v7" as a deployment target, but given the steady interest in this topic, we took the time to...

Our Values

Values Create Value In the tech industry, you read more blog posts on product features than you do on core values. At Circonus, we see them as inextricably linked – values create value – which is exactly what positions us to deliver results for our customers. Values...

Our Monitoring Tools are Lying to Us

I posted the article below to LinkedIn a few weeks back. Since it was relatively popular and relevant to the Circonus community we decided to repost to our Blog. You can find the original here. I came across this vendor blog post today extolling the virtues of...

Video: Math in Big Systems

Every year the esteemed Usenix organization holds their LISA conference. LISA has transformed slowly over the years as systems, architectures, and the nature of large-scale deployments have changed, but this year represented the largest change to date. "The format of...

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 to delete things, and update their rule to "notify me when my disk is 86% full." Sounds dumb, right? I've...

A New Day for Navigation and Search

Today we finally rolled out the new navigation menu and search bar that we've been working on for a while. We had been getting feedback on the poor usability of the old horizontal menu system and knew that a "pain point" had been reached—it was time to revisit how we...

Blueprints – Graphing made easy

Introducing Blueprints Today I’d like to introduce a new Circonus feature we’re calling Blueprints. Blueprints is a way to effortlessly create reusable graphs that can be used to visualize any host where the data you’re collecting is similar. In the modern age of...