The Circonus Blog

Our Values
Values Create Value In the tech industry, you read more blog posts on product features than you do on core
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UI Redesign FAQ
Today, the Circonus team is releasing the first round of our new User Interface changes. Since we started developing Circonus
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The Circonus Istio Mixer Adapter
Here at Circonus, we have a long heritage of open source software involvement. So when we saw that Istio provided
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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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Site Maintenance Oct 23rd, 2017 10:00 EDT
We will be performing site wide maintenance on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at 10:00am EDT (14:00 UTC). This maintenance is
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System Monitoring with the USE Dashboard
The USE method was developed by Brendan Gregg to study performance problems in a systematic way.1 It provides a simple, top-down
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Monitoring Queue Sizes
At Circonus we are collecting a number of metric about block devices. An interesting one is the average length of
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Hosts, Metrics, and Pricing, Oh My!
As the number and types of monitoring vendors have risen over the past several years, so have the pricing models.
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Monitoring as Code
Circonus has always been API-driven, and this has always been one of our product’s core strengths. Via our API, Circonus
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Postmortem: 2017-04-11 Firewall Outage
The Event At approximately 05:40AM GMT on 4/11/2017, we experienced a network outage in our main datacenter in Chicago, IL.
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Documenting with Types
I’ve said this before: elegant code is pedagogical. That is, elegant code is designed to teach its readers about the
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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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COSI:Postgres
A few months ago we announced the availability Circonus One Step Install (COSI) to introduce a very fast way to
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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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The Circonus API and Raspberry PI
Building a Raspberry PI Circonus AlertBot To a Site Reliability Engineer, one of the most important things is making sure
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Crash-Dump Necromancy
Recently, one of our on-premises customers experienced a system crash with one of their metric-storage nodes. Circonus offers the option
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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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