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Why remote workers need a dashboard

Over the last few days, most of us have been getting to grips with this new, albeit temporary, norm of remote working. At SquaredUp, we’ve always been able to work like this as all of the tools we use day-to-day are SaaS products or hosted in Azure, but while we’ve always had the right tools, we’ve never actually had to experience everyone being out of the office at the same time.


Launching the Community COVID-19 Dashboard Project

Let Data Shed Some Light in the Midst of Uncertainty The burden the COVID-19 novel coronavirus has placed on the world is enormous. There’s a great thirst for information and clarity. So, we at Logz.io have decided to offer a Community COVID-19 Dashboard Project, so that everyone can better understand how the outbreak impacts the world and their region. We see that as a community effort.


How we're using gossip to improve Cortex and Loki availability

Have you heard about using the hash ring in Loki and Cortex? Here is a short version: In Cortex and Loki, the ring is a space divided by tokens into smaller segments. Each segment belongs to a single “ingester” (component in Cortex and Loki that receives data) and is used to shard series/logs across multiple ingesters. In addition to the tokens, each ingester also has an entry with its ID, address, and the latest heartbeat timestamp updated periodically.

Virtual Meetup: Monitoring the COVID-19 Outbreak Using Elastic Stack

Melvyn Peignon, Elastic Education Architect, will be sharing information about Kibana, with an example of how to build your own personalized dashboard to track COVID-19 outbreak around the globe, using a public data source, of course. In this presentation, you are going to learn how easy it is to index any kind of data in Elasticsearch, transform it using ingest node and analyze it using Kibana visualizations, dashboards and maps.

Introducing Grafana Cloud Agent, a remote_write-focused Prometheus agent that can save 40% on memory usage

Today, we are announcing the Grafana Cloud Agent, a subset of Prometheus built for hosted metrics that runs lean on memory and uses much of the same battle-tested code that has made Prometheus so awesome. At Grafana Labs, we love Prometheus. We deploy it for our internal monitoring, use it alongside Alertmanager, and have it configured to send its data to Cortex via remote_write. Unfortunately, as we scale to handle more load, our deployment becomes more and more difficult to manage.


How to work from home with kids: More tips from the remote-first Grafana Labs team

With every tech company on Earth suddenly pretending they’re remote-friendly overnight, there are a lot of posts about how to work well from home. As a matter of fact, we wrote our own, so why would we write another? The answer is: kids.


Monitoring Kubernetes with Grafana and InfluxDB

Most software architects and developers know that they need to monitor their systems. What often prevents them from implementing an effective monitoring solution is the plethora of choices they face. To set up a monitoring solution, you first have to decide what you want to monitor and how you want to monitor it. Then you have to settle for a collection and storage method. Next, you have to implement the interesting metrics in your system and start collecting them.