10 Principles of Effective Monitoring: A Quick Checklist of Fundamentals

Whether you’re just beginning your monitoring journey or are a seasoned pro, being reminded of monitoring’s core principles is still helpful. From my own experience as a former SRE to…

Monitoring API Latencies After New Releases: 4 Common Mistakes to Avoid

In our era of rapid release cycles, engineers make frequent API updates in an effort to constantly improve user experiences. But while updates are designed with user benefits in mind,…

Circonus’ Record Sales for Q2 Driven by Demand for Unified Observability at Scale

We’re pleased to share that Circonus saw record sales for the quarter ending June 30, 2021 and substantial year-over-year growth in annual recurring revenue (ARR). We’re experiencing significant momentum in…

Why Open Source Histograms Are The Future of Telemetry Monitoring

Latency measurements have become an important part of IT infrastructure and application monitoring. The latencies of a wide variety of events like requests, function calls, garbage collection, disk IO, system-call,…

Three Common Challenges to Monitoring StatsD and How to Tackle Them

StatsD is a key unifying protocol and set of tools for collecting application metrics and gaining visibility into the performance of applications. StatsD as a protocol was created by Etsy…

How to Correctly Frame and Calculate Latency SLOs

As more companies transform into service-centric, “always on” environments, they are implementing Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles like Service Level Objectives (SLOs). SLOs are an agreement on an acceptable level…