The Future of Monitoring: Q&A with Jez Humble

Jez Humble is a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley, and co-author of the Jolt Award-winning Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley 2011) and Lean Enterprise:…

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The Future of Monitoring: Q&A with John Allspaw

John Allspaw is CTO at Etsy. John has worked in systems operations for over 14 years in biotech, government, and online media. He started out tuning parallel clusters running vehicle…

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Case for a Broader, Deeper, Coordinated Approach to Monitoring Your Business

Effective monitoring is essential for running a successful web business. It improves business performance by accelerating response to issues and opportunities that arise from web application operations, helping your company…

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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, I’m not going to get into specifics about our dashboards…

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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 or voodoo. Perhaps not so obviously, it is not technical…

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Your Visitors Don’t Matter

Consider me old-fashioned, but I remember a time when an alert notification meant something. Drives failed, servers ran short on memory, or a cage monkey pulled the wrong cable at…

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