Have you modified your network configs for remote workers? Keep track of and manage changes.

By now, we’re all fairly aware that the ongoing crisis has changed the way people work. Businesses around the globe have adopted the remote working model. Many jobs today are compatible with remote working, with business-critical applications readily accessible through the internet. However, not all applications deployed in an organization are available through the internet. Some of them are available only on the business’ LAN due to security concerns.


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the "Work from Home" Monitoring Galaxy

In these times of remote teamwork, the pressure on IT teams is at its peak. So how can you ensure teams function well and conditions are good when working remotely? How do you ensure that the IT Ops teams can support the business as per usual? VPN, office suite, critical applications, videoconference, etc. The list of priorities change, new business apps need to be added while your kids and their endless energy become your face to face office colleagues. :)

Best Practices for Monitoring Kubernetes using Grafana

Microservices and containers have taken the tech industry by storm. Kubernetes is one of the tools that has evolved to manage these new aspects of software development. It is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. One of the biggest challenges that organizations face when adopting Kubernetes is performing monitoring tasks in this dynamic environment.


Remote Workforce IT Insights Series #3: Executive Snapshot, Part 1

The March Release of Aternity SaaS is now available! And as discussed in the kick-off blog of the Remote Workforce IT Insights series, Aternity now provides a new “Remote Workforce” library category which is free to all of our customers. These new dashboards were created over the past few weeks, with input from our customers, to answer the key questions around ensuring a positive employee experience for their remote workforce.


Zoom promises to improve its security and privacy as usage (and concern) soars

What’s happened? Well, Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) happened. Okay, smart alec. I know about that. What else is going on? Well, because so many people are (wisely) staying at home, they’re using videoconferencing and chat technology like Zoom to keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. In fact, Zoom says that daily usage has soared from approximately 10 million daily meeting participants in December 2019 to over 200 million today. Zoom must be pleased. I’m sure they are.


Why Your Online Business Needs SMS Messaging in 2020

2020 might be the year that we get mainstream adoption of folding cell phones and 5G connectivity, but some things don't change, and SMS usage appears to be one of them. This reliable technology is still widely used by businesses, professionals, and consumers on a daily basis, even as social media dominates our lives. SMS messaging is just convenient and quick.


Add Retries to Your API Calls

Whether you're making API calls from Node.js or in the browser, connection failures are going to happen eventually. Some request errors are valid. Maybe the endpoint was wrong or the client sent the wrong data. Other times you can be sure that the error is the result of a problem with the connection to the server or one of the many hops in-between. While API and web service monitoring can inform you about the problem, a more active solution can take care of it for you.


Online Debugging Java AWS Lambda Functions Using Thundra Debugger

One of the biggest pain points of shifting to serverless architectures is debugging. Since developers lost access to the underlying infrastructure, the only resources they now have to debug serverless applications are the logs printed as a result of an invocation. However, it takes a lot of time to write a new logline, deploy the function, and check the logs once again. Step-through debugging, setting breakpoints, and inspecting variables can increase developer efficiency.


Here is why your healthcare provider cannot accept Venmo payments

Are you using Venmo to send and receive payments? People use Venmo for everything, and in these times when no one wants to handle actual money for fear of spreading infection, Venmo is a brilliant idea. Of course, the difference between Venmo and other mobile payment applications is that Venmo adds a social networking component to its process. While this makes things very easy for transacting payments, it creates some serious privacy concerns.


Cortex v1.0 released: The highly scalable, fast Prometheus implementation is generally available for production use

We’re happy to announce that Cortex v1.0 has been released! The horizontally scalable, durable, and fast Prometheus implementation is now generally available for production use. At Grafana Labs, we’ve been using Cortex in production for almost three years, including to power the Prometheus backend for the Grafana Cloud managed logging and metrics platform.