Applying Advanced vs. Basic Monitoring Techniques

Complex architectures, pressures to deploy faster, and demand for optimal performance have placed greater strain on monitoring teams and as a result, an increasing number are looking to implement more…

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10 Principles of Effective Monitoring: A Quick Checklist of Fundamentals

Whether you’re just beginning your monitoring journey or are a seasoned pro, being reminded of monitoring’s core principles is still helpful. From my own experience as a former SRE to…

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Monitoring API Latencies After New Releases: 4 Common Mistakes to Avoid

In our era of rapid release cycles, engineers make frequent API updates in an effort to constantly improve user experiences. But while updates are designed with user benefits in mind,…

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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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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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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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