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…

Redfin Implements Circonus to Scale its Monitoring, Reduce Costs, and Improve Accuracy of StatsD Analysis

Over 90% of Redfin’s metric data will be represented in Circonus’ log linear OpenHistograms, which will reduce their metric footprint by 50-60%. We’re pleased to announce today that Redfin, the…

Avoid These 4 Common Mistakes When Setting and Measuring Latency SLOs

Setting and measuring latency Service Level Objectives (SLOs) is a critical responsibility for engineers monitoring the performance and health of their applications and systems. SLOs are an agreement on an…

New Dashboard Builder Now Available to Circonus Customers

We recently announced the development of our new dashboard builder and associated release of several new turnkey service dashboards. The new dashboard builder provides a vastly improved user experience, enabling…

4 Key Characteristics of Modern Monitoring

Our previous post, “Monitoring for Success: What All SREs Need to Know,” discusses how today’s complex IT environments — virtualization, cloud computing, continuous delivery and integration — coupled with pressures…

Monitoring for Success: What All SREs Need to Know

The last ten years have seen a massive change in how IT operations and development enable business success. From virtualization and cloud computing to continuous delivery, continuous integration, and rapid…