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Hosts, Metrics, and Pricing, Oh My!

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. With the rise of cloud based ephemeral systems, often running alongside statically provisioned infrastructure, understanding the monitoring needs of one’s...

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 provides the ability to create anything that you can in the UI and more. With so many of our customers moving to API-driven platforms like AWS,...

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. The outage lasted until approximately 10:55AM GMT on the same day. The Circonus SaaS service, as well as any PUSH based checks that use the...

Pully McPushface

The Argument for Connectivity Agnosticism It’s about push vs. pull... but it shouldn’t be. There has been a lot of heated debate on whether pushing telemetry data from systems or pulling that data from systems is better. If you’re just hearing about this argument now,...

What’s new in JLog?

Introduction There is a class of problems in systems software that require guaranteed delivery of data from one stage of processing to the next stage of processing. In database systems, this usually involves a WAL file and a commit process that moves data from the WAL...

Circonus One Step Install

Introducing Quick and Simple Onboarding with C:OSI When we started developing Circonus 6 years ago, we found many customers had very specific ideas about how they want their onboarding process to work. Since then, we’ve found that many more customers aren’t sure where...

Circonus Instrumentation Packs

In our Circonus Labs public github repo, we have started a project called Circonus Instrumentation Packs, or CIP. This is a series of libraries to make it even easier to submit telemetry data from your application. Currently there are CIP directories for go, java,...

Discovering circonusvi

Folks who know Circonus and use it regularly for operations also know that its API is an important part of efficient management for your monitoring facility. For example, after building out a new datacenter with our SaaS application, we wanted to apply tagging to our...

Graph Hover Lock

A new feature to help make sense of graphs with multiple data points When visualizing your data, you may often want to compare multiple data points on a single graph. You may even want to compare a metric across a dozen machines, but a graph with more then two or...