Category Archives: Tips

A Guide to Service Level Objectives, Part 3: Quantifying Your SLOs

A guide to the importance of, and techniques for, accurately quantifying your Service Level Objectives. This is the third in […]

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A Guide To Service Level Objectives, Part 2: It All Adds Up

A simple primer on the complicated statistical analysis behind setting your Service Level Objectives. This is the second in a […]

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Latency SLOs Done Right

In their excellent SLO-workshop at SRECon2018 (program) Liz Fong-Jones, Kristina Bennett and Stephen Thorne (Google) presented some best practice examples for Latency […]

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A Guide To Service Level Objectives, Part 1: SLOs & You

Four steps to ensure that you hit your targets – and learn from your successes. This is the first in […]

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Documenting with Types

I’ve said this before: elegant code is pedagogical. That is, elegant code is designed to teach its readers about the […]

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The Problem with Math: Why Your Monitoring Solution is Wrong

Math is perfect – the most perfect thing in the world. The problem with math is that it is perpetrated […]

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Underneath Clean Data: Avoiding Rot

When many people talk about clean data, they are referring to data that was collected in a controlled and rigorous […]

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Alerting on disk space the right way.

Most people that alert on disk space use an arbitrary threshold, such as “notify me when my disk is 85% […]

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Blueprints – Graphing made easy

Introducing Blueprints Today I’d like to introduce a new Circonus feature we’re calling Blueprints. Blueprints is a way to effortlessly […]

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JSON Over HTTP – Data Collection Made Simple

At Circonus, one of our goals is to try to make it as easy as possible to monitor your data. […]

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