The Circonus Blog

PagerDuty Integration Improvements and Alert Formats
Recently we got burned by ignoring a page because the actual message we received lacked detail, it looked like an
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Sometimes you just need a different hammer
Circonus has a lot of powerful tools inside, but as anyone who has worked with real data knows: if you
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Fault Detection: New Features and Fixes
One of the trickier problems when detecting faults is detecting the absence of data. Did the check run and not
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Updates From The Tech Team
Now that it is fall and the conference season is just about over, I thought it would be a good
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Understanding Data with Histograms
For the last several years, I’ve been speaking about the lies that graphs tell us. We all spend time looking
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Web Portal Outage
Last night circonus.com became unavailable for 34 minutes, this was due to the primary database server becoming unavailable. Here is
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Dashboards: Redux (or What to Look for in a Performance Monitoring Dashboard)
Last autumn we launched our customizable dashboards for Circonus, and we happen to think they’re pretty sweet. In this post,
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Failing Forward While Stumbling, Eventually You Regain Your Balance
First I want to start by saying I sincerely apologize for anyone adversely affected by yesterday’s false alerts. That is
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Insights from a Data Center Conference
At the beginning of this month, I’d attended the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas, and wanted to share
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Monitoring your Vitals During the Critical Holiday Retail Season
As with Brick & Mortar stores, the Holiday season is a critical time for many E-Commerce sites. Like their off-line
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Template Web UI
Back in October we released the first version of our new Templating API, allowing you to easily replicate sets of
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Template API
Setting up a monitoring system can be a lot of work, especially if you are a large corporation with hundreds
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One Dashboard to Rule Them All
Ever dream of having a systems monitoring dashboard that was actually useful? One where you could move things around, resize
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What’s in a number?
Numbers, numbers, numbers; we’re all about numbers here at Circonus. We have trillions of data points which we feed into
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A Lotta Love for Keyboard Users
All web users who bemoan the general lack of support for keyboard accessibility in web apps, take heart! Circonus has
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Lost In Translation
For more than ten years, OmniTI has been making large-scale critical Internet infrastructure work. It is, obviously, not black magic
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Enterprise Agents
If you’re like me, your first response to SaaS monitoring was: “You can’t see my machines/services/metrics from your cloud. That
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