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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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4 Characteristics of Monitoring Essential to Implementing DevOps

In the new world of rapid releases, continuous change, and increasingly high user expectations, more organizations are embracing DevOps. One of the primary drivers for adopting DevOps is speed —…

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