Category Archives: Industry

What’s Tops in DevOps?

The most innovative DevOps trends of 2018, and what to look out for in 2019 Seems like you can’t talk […]

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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 […]

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Monitoring DevOps: Where are we now? [Infographic]

Our first DevOps & Monitoring Survey was conducted at ChefConf 2015. This year, we’ve created an infographic based on the […]

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SREcon 2018 Americas

Getting paged at 11pm on New Year’s Eve because the application code used sprintf %d on a 32 bit system […]

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Some Like It Flat

JSON rules the world, much to our collective chagrin. I’ve mentioned before the atrocious shortcomings of JSON as a format […]

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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. […]

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Systems Monitoring is Ripe for a Revolution

Before we explore systems, let’s talk users. After all, most of our businesses wouldn’t exist without lots of users; users […]

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No, We “Fixed the Glitch”

If you haven’t seen the movie Office Space, you should do so at your earliest convenience. As with the new […]

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Crash-Dump Necromancy

Recently, one of our on-premises customers experienced a system crash with one of their metric-storage nodes. Circonus offers the option […]

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The Uphill Battle for Visibility

In 2011, Circonus released a feature that revolutionized the way people could observe systems. We throw around the word “histogram” […]

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