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DevOps Follow 297 Followers

Monitoring Cloudflare's Global Network Using Prometheus

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 28, 2017

Matt Bostock’s SRECON 2017 Europe talk covers how Prometheus, a metric-based monitoring tool, is used to monitor CDN, DNS and DDoS mitigation provider CloudFlare’s globally distributed infrastructure and network.

Cloud Follow 81 Followers

Amazon CloudWatch Dashboards Gains API and CloudFormation Support

by Steffen Opel Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 30, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added programmatic creation and manipulation of CloudWatch dashboards and widgets to support use cases such as dynamic resource lifecycle tracking and consistent cross-account dashboard maintenance.

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NGINX Releases Microservices Platform, OpenShift Ingress Controller, and Service Mesh Preview

by Daniel Bryant Follow 203 Followers on  Sep 12, 2017

NGINX Inc has released the NGINX Application Platform which aims to be a “one stop shop” for microservice developers; a Kubernetes Ingress Controller solution for load balancing on the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform; and an implementation of NGINX as a service proxy for the Istio service mesh control plane.

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A Comparison of Mapping Approaches for Distributed Cloud Applications

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 29, 2017

An application map is a topology view of the components of a distributed application and the network or interprocess interactions between them. A recent article gives an overview of application mapping approaches adopted by various tools like AppDynamics, OpenTracing and Netsil.

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Metrics Collection and Monitoring at Robinhood Engineering

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  May 23, 2017

The Robinhood server operations team published a series of articles talking about their metrics collection, monitoring and alerting infrastructure. OpenTSDB, Grafana, Kafka and Riemann form the core of the stack, with Kafka acting as a proxy layer from which the data is pushed into Riemann for stream processing of the metrics and into OpenTSDB for storage.

Cloud Follow 81 Followers

DigitalOcean Adds Monitoring and Alerting Features

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

Cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean recently released capabilities for monitoring servers and sending alerts. While not novel, this free feature is indicative of growing industry attention paid to server and application insight.

DevOps Follow 297 Followers

Avoiding Alerts Overload from Microservices: Sarah Wells at QCon London

by Daniel Bryant Follow 203 Followers on  Apr 02, 2017

At QCon London, Sarah Wells presented “Avoiding Alerts Overload from Microservices”, and cautioned that developers and operators must fundamentally change the way they think about monitoring when building a microservice system. Key takeaways included: build a system that can be supported; focus on ‘stuff that matters’ when creating monitoring and alerts; and cultivate and improve alerts.

DevOps Follow 297 Followers

Honeycomb - A Tool for Debugging Complex Systems

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 31, 2016 1

Honeycomb is a tool for observing and correlating events in distributed systems. It provides a different approach from existing tools like Zipkin in that it moves away from the single-request-tracing model to a more free-form model of collecting and querying data across layers and dimensions.

Architecture & Design Follow 777 Followers

Adrian Cockcroft on Analyzing Response Time Distributions for Microservices

by Daniel Bryant Follow 203 Followers on  Feb 07, 2016

At the microXchg conference, held in Berlin, Adrian Cockcroft presented “Analyzing Response Time Distributions for Microservices”. Cockcroft demonstrated how the combination of his Spigo microservice architecture simulation tool and the online Guesstimate Monte Carlo method tool can be used to visualise and experimentally simulate request response times within a complicated microservice system.

Web API Follow 142 Followers

Interview with Runscope on API Testing and Monitoring

by Jeevak Kasarkod Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 22, 2015

Runscope, an API monitoring and testing vendor, announced the general availability of Live Traffic Alerts, a real time API performance monitoring solution for live production traffic for key API transactions. InfoQ used this opportunity to speak to Runscope about their vision and the value their platform brings to its consumers.

DevOps Follow 297 Followers

Splunk ITSI: Adaptive Thresholds and Anomaly Detection

by Jonathan Allen Follow 190 Followers on  Sep 24, 2015

In theory the operations team determines what the thresholds for warnings and alerts should be. But in practice, the operations team often have no idea what these values should be. Using machine learning techniques such as adaptive thresholds, Splunk ITSI solves this problem.

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Leveraging Data Science to Improve Monitoring

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Jun 30, 2015

At the recent devopsdays Amsterdam 2015, Patrick Roelke contended that monitoring still has lots of issues. Roelke believes that data science can help by eliminating static thresholds and coalescing information from various data sources into a single metric. The talk included a quick overview of monitoring tools that leverage data science: Kale, Bosun and AnomalyDetection.

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Weaveworks Release ‘Weave Scope’ for Container and Microservice Monitoring

by Daniel Bryant Follow 203 Followers on  May 18, 2015

Weaveworks, creators of the Weave Docker virtual networking solution, have released a pre-alpha version of 'Weave Scope', an open source developer-focused container monitoring tool. Scope automatically generates a map of containers, enabling developers to visualise, monitor, and control applications by using the information exposed to drive deployment and operational decisions.

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Amazon CloudWatch Supports JSON Logs and Integrates AWS CloudTrail

by Steffen Opel Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 12, 2015

Shortly after releasing the AWS CloudTrail Processing Library (CPL), Amazon Web Services has also integrated AWS CloudTrail with Amazon CloudWatch Logs to enable alarms and respective "notifications from CloudWatch, triggered by specific API activity captured by CloudTrail". The implied support for monitoring JSON-formatted logs has recently been officially released as well.

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Amazon CloudWatch Gains Log Monitoring and Storage

by Steffen Opel Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 31, 2014

Amazon CloudWatch recently gained log file monitoring and storage for application, operating system and custom logs and meanwhile enhanced support for Microsoft Windows Server to cover a wider variety of log sources.

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