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The Top 5 Kubernetes Metrics You Need to Monitor

In this article, we’ll help you understand the key metrics and components to monitor in a Kubernetes environment as well as explain two open-source solutions to effectively monitor your Kubernetes cluster: Prometheus and Grafana. Kubernetes is an open-source container management platform that helps you run containers at scale.

[Webinar] Monitoring and Securing Serverless Applications on AWS

As modern and distributed applications take a more prominent role in any stack, companies face challenges in understanding their complexity both for security and monitoring purposes. This webinar reviews the best practices in securing, auditing, monitoring, and troubleshooting the AWS serverless ecosystem.
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Prometheus and Grafana: The Perfect Combo

In this post, we talk about two of the most popular open-source monitoring solutions available today: Prometheus and Grafana. Monitoring is a crucial feature for any successful company in a disputed market. It allows companies to understand application and user behavior quickly, identify bugs, and scale an application due to usage as needed.

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Amazon ECS Quick Start Guide

The Elastic Container Service (ECS) on AWS is a highly scalable container orchestration service. The service will help you package applications with dependencies for developers and break down a monolithic architecture into microservices, allowing you to completely transform your web application architecture. ECS helps ease the learning curve that ships with other container orchestration services.

[Webinar] Managing Observability in Modern Applications | Epsagon-CNCF

Ran Ribenzaft, co-founder of and CTO at Epsagon, will discuss several approaches to observability for modern applications built from microservices. Since existing tracing solutions are proving inadequate for debugging microservices, many IT leaders are looking to distributed tracing for fixing microservice problems in cloud environments. Epsagon’s CTO will lead an analysis of a customer journey leveraging microservices and observability to solve biz-critical technical and business problems.
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Serverless Open-Source Frameworks: OpenFaaS, Knative, & More

This article will discuss a few of the frameworks mentioned above and will go deep into OpenFaaS and Knative to present their architecture, main components, and basic installation steps. If you are interested in this topic and plan to develop serverless applications using open-source platforms, this article will give you a better understanding of these solutions.

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AWS CloudWatch Part 2/3: Alarms and Alerts

This is the second article out of three investigating what AWS CloudWatch can offer us, this time focusing on alarms and alerts. AWS CloudWatch can monitor metrics and generate alarms when they cross a certain threshold. Additionally, CloudWatch can take various actions when this occurs, such as alerting humans through email, SMS, or Slack messages.

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Tagging Traces in Distributed Applications

AWS launched Serverless Lens for the Well-Architected tool in the Console, including topics such as operational excellence, reliability, security, performance, and cost. This is fantastic news for all engineers that want to gain more knowledge and experience with the best practices of serverless architectures. A key component of operational excellence is tracing, or more accurately, distributed traces.

Bottlenecks in Serverless Applications | Serverless Architecture Conference

Managed services have become a main part of modern cloud applications. Utilizing existing services via APIs provides developers with great flexibility and velocity. However, the significant reliance on these services, which you have no control over, puts your application’s performance and costs in danger.