Video: Math in Big Systems

Every year the esteemed Usenix organization holds their LISA conference.┬áLISA has transformed slowly over the years as systems, architectures, and the nature of large-scale deployments have changed, but this year…

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…

JSON Over HTTP – Data Collection Made Simple

At Circonus, one of our goals is to try to make it as easy as possible to monitor your data. One of the ways we do this is to allow…

Ways to Collect Systems Data in Circonus

When you decide to monitor your systems with Circonus, there’s quite a few options on how to collect your metrics. We believe Circonus should be a tool that does what…

Customizable Alerts and Ruleset Groups

Today we are releasing two new features to make your on-call life easier. Customizable Alerts Our default format was created and modified over the years based on user feedback, but…

Understanding service latencies via TCP analysis

Latency is the root of all that is evil on the Internet… or so the saying goes. CPUs get faster, storage gets cheaper, IOPS are more plentiful, yet we feeble…