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 and I feel deeply saddened that the format has taken…

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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. With the rise of cloud based ephemeral systems, often running…

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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 that have decreasing brand loyalty and who value unintrusive, convenient,…

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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 TV comedy, “Silicon Valley,” Mike Judge hits far too close…

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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 to operate a complete, private copy of our product on…

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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” a lot and the industry has listened. And while we’ve…

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