How Safe is Your Home’s Air? The Internet of Things and Air Quality Monitoring during Wildfires

IoT-driven monitoring of Air Quality during the 2018 California Wildfires Over the past few weeks, the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California have devastated…

Introducing Circonus Stream Tags

Gain greater insight into system behavior in aggregate, across multiple dimensions. A “metric” is a measurement, or value, representing the operational state of your system at a given time. For…

The Problem with Percentiles – Aggregation brings Aggravation

Percentiles have become one of the primary service level indicators to represent real systems monitoring performance. When used correctly, they provide a robust metric that can be used for base-of-mission…

A Guide to Service Level Objectives, Part 3: Quantifying Your SLOs

A guide to the importance of, and techniques for, accurately quantifying your Service Level Objectives. This is the third in a multi-part series about Service Level Objectives. The first part…

Quantifying WordPress Performance Improvements with circonus-logwatch

Deriving meaningful insights from third-party logs has always been a difficult yet necessary task. Most analysis occurs after-the-fact, when something has gone wrong. Very few tools allow real-time monitoring of…

A Guide To Service Level Objectives, Part 2: It All Adds Up

A simple primer on the complicated statistical analysis behind setting your Service Level Objectives. This is the second in a multi-part series about Service Level Objectives. The first part can…