October 2021


NiCE DB2 Management Pack 5.00 released

The NiCE DB2 Management Pack 5.0 is an enterprise-ready Microsoft SCOM add-on for advanced IBM Db2 monitoring. It supports the Db2 system, application, and database administrator in centralized IBM Db2 health and performance monitoring to improve user experience and business results. The Management Pack provides clear and precise performance indicators and timely alerts enriched by pinpointing problem identification and troubleshooting information.


Monitor NS1 with Datadog

NS1 is an intelligent DNS and traffic management platform that helps optimize the performance of your network infrastructure and speed application delivery to your end users. Since even a small increase in service latency can lead to churn and revenue loss, it’s critical to remove any inefficiencies embedded in basic network functions. NS1 helps ensure high performance for name resolution and routing through support for the edns0-client-subnet (ECS) DNS extension and for Filter Chain technology.

Dealing With Ransomware Attacks On Your Business

At its best, technology is an absolute boon for businesses. Simple computing machines make work easier, and making use of networks provides you with connectivity that allows you to quickly reach entities within and without your business. However, technology isn't invulnerable. Truth be told, ransomware attacks are on the rise in 2021. In the first half of the year, there had been more than 149 confirmed cases of Ransomware attacking businesses around the world.

VoIP Service Provider and Titanium 3CX Partner, Amplisys, uses Obkio to Monitor End-User Network Performance

Learn how Obkio works with 3CX partner and VoIP Provider, Amplisys, to create a streamlined network monitoring and troubleshooting process to quickly and proactively support every one of Amplisys’ VoIP customers for impeccable customer satisfaction and support.


Deploy Iron Bank-Approved Artifactory/Xray on AWS GovCloud and RKE2

With Artifactory and Xray now included in the U.S. Department of Defense’s Iron Bank container repository, we’re eager to help you benefit from this accreditation. Today, we’ll explain how to deploy these hardened JFrog images on AWS GovCloud using Rancher Kubernetes Edition (RKE2.) Specifically, we’ll describe the installation and configuration of the Iron Bank-accredited Artifactory version 7.21.7 and Xray version 3.30.2.


CVE-2021-38379 & CVE-2021-36756

The CFEngine engineering team has recently discovered two security issues in the CFEngine Enterprise product: While the latter one (CVE-2021-36756) only affects CFEngine Enterprise deployments using the Federated Reporting functionality, the former one (CVE-2021-38379) affects all deployments running all supported versions of CFEngine Enterprise (and many unsupported versions, 3.5 or newer, to be more precise).


Ivanti Desktop and Service Management 2021.1 is Now Available!

The new major release of Ivanti Desktop & Server Management (DSM) is now available! This release focuses on more cloud functionality and therefore moves DSM to the future. We have greatly enhanced the DSM connector for Ivanti Neurons to use the collected DSM data directly in Ivanti Neurons for Patch Intelligence. This will allow you to have a much better overview of your environment from the security side.


Ivanti Endpoint Security Now Integrates with Ivanti Neurons for Patch Intelligence!

It does this by delivering automated insight into your risk exposure and helps you to prioritize, based on adversarial risk. In particular, it provides real-time intelligence on vulnerability exploits that are actively trending in the wild, and those that have ties to ransomware.. Ivanti Neurons for Patch Intelligence combines this risk-based prioritization with patch reliability data to help you focus your testing efforts and reduce the overall time to patch.


Introducing Neurons For Secure Access - Saving Time While Providing Unified Visibility and Management For Distributed Ivanti Connect Secure Deployments

Where were you when VPN went from "nice to have for IT staff to remote in on the weekends" to "mission critical for the entire organization" almost overnight in March of 2020? Many companies were caught off-guard, with admins across the country taking a mad scramble to make sure their VPN solution is modern, sized to fit the demands of the remote workforce, and secure for their users.


New Endpoint Manager Release Enhances Experiences, Functionality, and Security

As more organizations continue moving to hybrid work environments, endpoint security and management has never been more critical to both IT staff and employees. IT and line of business teams have too many systems to work across, forcing IT departments to spend resources and budget on fixing assets that are out of warranty/out of support. Additionally, employees are unsatisfied with their onboarding experience.


How Debian Cron Handles DST Transitions

When the Daylight saving time starts, and the computer’s clock jumps forward, what does cron do? If the clock jumps from 1AM to 2AM, and there is a job scheduled for 1:30AM, will cron run this job? If yes, when? Likewise, when the Daylight saving time ends, and the clock jumps backward, will cron possibly run the same scheduled job twice? Let’s look at what “man cron” says.


What is Core Web Vitals and How to Monitor It

It used to be simple to improve the performance of a website. However, the introduction of client-side JavaScript has opened up a whole new world of ways for websites to be painfully slow. Measuring this increased slowness will require the development of new measurements. They're known as the Core Web Vitals by Google. Google announced Core Web Vitals in May 2020, a set of three indicators that serve as the gold standard for evaluating a website's user experience.


Tiered Pricing: How To Figure Out Your SaaS Pricing Tiers

Pricing matters. Charge too little and you won't earn enough revenue to stay afloat. Charge too much and you could lose thousands in potential business. Yet, you don’t want to price out some customers or cause others to feel you can’t meet their needs. So what can you do? This is where tiered pricing comes into play, and can be helpful for SaaS companies to meet the needs and budgets of each of their different customer personas.

Streaming Auth0 Logs to Datadog | Sivamuthu Kumar (Computer Enterprises, Inc.)

Are you using Auth0 in your application for user logins? How will you monitor the Auth0 logs and detect user actions that could indicate security concerns? In this session, we will see how Datadog helps you to extend security monitoring by analyzing Auth0 User activities in the logs. And also we will see how to set up threat detection rules to trigger notifications automatically based on them.

Maintaining Operational Sanity Across 100+ AWS Accounts | Eric Mann / Ryan Tomac (Vacasa)

At Vacasa, AWS accounts represent the unit of isolation for distinct applications & services in our software ecosystem, providing security benefits and operational autonomy for our teams as we scale. Managing accounts at this scale requires strong DevOps practices to maintain security, operational sanity, and uniform observability across the system. In this talk, we’ll cover the benefits of such an approach, the practices that make it possible, and the important role Datadog plays.

Democratizing Delivery: Seamless Observability for Optimal Application Performance |Ekim Maurer(NS1)

When application delivery performance issues happen, observability is critical to diagnosing the problem at hand. The adage “it’s always DNS” means that observability must extend to the foundational layers of the application delivery and access networking stacks. Yet granting administrative access to core network services like DNS and DHCP may run contrary to an organization’s least-privileged access policies. In this session, attendees will learn how global internet companies and enterprises use NS1 and Datadog to provide democratized DNS observability and reach optimal application performance.

Observability for Service Organizations | Bart Scheltinga (RawWorks)

Observability is trending. Organizations that rely on cloud infrastructure and cloud applications prioritize observability initiatives to get control over their business’s applications. At the same time, we see the “gap” between the on-premises infrastructure and “non-cloud” infrastructure is becoming bigger. Examples are End User Computing (EUC) and Global networks (SD-WAN).

Metrics for Apache Kafka with Datadog and Aiven | Ryan Martin (Aiven)

Using managed services is all very well, but how do you get the data you need from the different services into Datadog so you can see it all in one place? This session will walk through the configuration for bringing your Aiven-managed Apache Kafka service metrics into your Datadog explorer. You’ll see how to filter the metrics to focus on specific topics or consumer groups, and how to use the Aiven client to create a repeatable, scriptable setup. This session is recommended for anyone living in the as-a-Service world who cares about data and is interested in using metrics to optimize their Kafka clusters.

Monitoring Open Source Success in Arduino | Silvano Cerza (Arduino)

Arduino is an open-source hardware and software company, project, and user community that designs and manufactures single-board microcontrollers and microcontroller kits for building digital devices. In the course of developing software downloaded and used by millions around the world, we have found it vitally important to be aware of the quality and performance of our software.

11 Effective Benefits Of The Internet Of Things (IoT) In Business

The abundance and diversity of technologies we possess are among the most essential aspects of our rapidly progressing, modern society. From one of the most basic examples in our everyday lives, mobile phones, to the hot topic of Machine Learning and artificial intelligence, technology is constantly a part of everyday life, whether we know it or not.


Is it a ghost or is it Flow Designer?

Maybe it’s the time of year or the change in temperature, but sometimes using xMatters Flow Designer can seem a little… spooky? Maybe it’s the unlimited capability it offers, or maybe it’s that it can make changes for you without you being aware they’re taking place. But every once in a while, we’re not sure if we’ve just set up workflows too effectively, or that something a touch paranormal is happening with xMatters.


Business Continuity Planning for the Retail Industry

Enduring the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a unique opportunity for businesses in the retail industry to reshape how they operate. With dramatic shifts in consumer behavior and an increased reliance on digital services, retailers had to look for innovative ways to adapt to the current reality. In addition to developing new modes of business, retailers must make every effort to protect their newly minted operations should another major disruption take place.


Balanced metrics: The key to success in DevSecOps transformation

When measuring the success of large-scale transformations—particularly in the technology space—it’s natural to look at hard metrics, such as cycle time, mean time to recovery (MTTR), and so on. In IT, for example, hard metrics are what we do all day long. But within any organization, change is ultimately personal. In my experience, relying exclusively on hard numbers often leads you to ignore the human side of transformation, and sometimes even action the wrong things.


We're Making Observability Available in Splunk Enterprise!

For you, one or more of these statements (and / or challenges) likely apply to you, and the organization for which you work. Which of these are you hearing or saying? Splunk can help you with these in many ways. Today, I am highlighting one way to address many of these statements, specifically with the Content Pack for Splunk Observability Cloud.


Check System Health on the Go with Splunk Observability Cloud For Mobile

With the demand to meet service level agreements (SLAs), any on-call SRE can tell you that incidents always happen at the wrong time. Things break when you least expect them to (on a date, about to beat a new level in a video game, pizza delivery just arrived, asleep at 3am). During these inopportune moments, you want to make sure it's easy to get the data you need, no matter which device is nearby.


Forecasting Kubernetes Costs

The benefits of containerizing workloads are numerous and proven. But, during infrastructure transformations, organizations are experiencing common, consistent challenges that interfere with accurately forecasting the costs for hosting workloads in Kubernetes. Planning the proper reservations for CPU and memory before migrating to containers is a persistent issue Densify observes across our customers.


Adding Mac support, part 1: I've never used a Mac, and now I need to manage them

Being in IT can sometimes feel a bit like being a doctor—you’re often called upon to give people the bad news that their beloved computer isn’t going to make it. Other times, people think you’ve performed a miracle just by doing your job and saving their data. Then, there’s the Thanksgiving problem, where any time you’re at a family gathering, you get cornered by a relative wanting to talk about their tech problems, regardless of your actual area of expertise.


Alerting has landed: Never miss another mission-critical issue again

Time is of the essence when identifying and resolving issues in your software. The longer it takes for a fix to be deployed, the greater the consequences for your customers. Visibility and speed are core to what makes Raygun powerful and is why today we’re excited to continue this journey with our latest feature – Alerting.


Start Real-Time Monitoring of Microsoft Outlook in 5 Minutes

Microsoft Outlook is the premier enterprise productivity application that has become ubiquitous with managing every aspect of a employees workday. According to Wikipedia, there are around 400 million users for Outlook. You can install Outlook as a standalone desktop app that connects to Exchange Server – Online or On-premises (still!) or the full featured Outlook Web Access (OWA).

ScienceLogic Announces Integration with ServiceNow Service Graph Connector Program

ScienceLogic announces it has joined the ServiceNow® Service Graph Connector Program by integrating its ScienceLogic SL1 connector with Service Graph, helping customers to quickly, easily and reliably load third-party data into the system, enabling data quality, timeliness and scalability.

Wind River Supports Intel Industrial SoCs Designed for Real-Time and AI-Driven Intelligent Systems

Wind River announces support for Intel Atom x6000 Series and Intel Pentium and Celeron N and J Series processors and 11th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Celeron processors. This development is part of a multi-year effort to optimize Wind River software for Intel industrial system-on-a-chip offerings (SoCs).

Improve your on-call experience with Datadog mobile dashboard widgets

Life happens—even when you’re on-call. You can’t take your laptop everywhere, but whether you’re on the train, at dinner, or at the gym, you can count on the Datadog mobile app for access to key data about the status and performance of your applications. Now, you can use Datadog mobile widgets to build an on-call mobile dashboard directly on your phone’s home screen, so it’s even easier to track the data you care about from anywhere.


Historical log analysis and investigation with Online Archives

To have full visibility into modern cloud environments, businesses need to collect an ever-growing avalanche of log data from a range of highly complex data sources. Indexing logs is key for real-time monitoring and troubleshooting, but it can quickly become expensive at high volumes, meaning that organizations often must choose which logs to index and which to archive.


Extend your Datadog functionality with Datadog Apps

Last year, we launched the Datadog Marketplace, which lets Datadog partners develop and trade applications that provide custom monitoring solutions for specific use cases. Now, we’re pleased to announce Datadog Apps, which introduces even further customizability to the Datadog platform. With Datadog Apps, you can now build and share your own Datadog UI features that seamlessly combine functionality from your third-party tools with the full range of Datadog’s monitoring capabilities.


Golden signals in seconds with Universal Service Monitoring

Whether you are a site reliability engineer or an application developer, you need visibility into the health and performance of every service you run or support. But in complex, dynamic environments, it can be difficult to ensure that all services are accounted for. With Universal Service Monitoring, SREs and other engineers in your organization can get shared visibility into golden signals for HTTP(S) requests across all your services, without redeploying them or touching a single line of code.


Introducing Network Device Monitoring

For many organizations, the success of their business depends on their ability to maintain on-prem or hybrid infrastructure. For instance, some companies rely on data centers for security reasons or to support their large, static workloads, while others must execute their critical business processes as close to the edge as possible to ensure minimal latency.


Dash 2021: Guide to Datadog's newest announcements

Today at Dash 2021, we announced new products and features that give your team even greater visibility into the health and performance of your code, databases, CI/CD pipelines, and more. Now, you can monitor network devices, get visibility into your services' golden signal metrics without touching a single line of code, and integrate third-party tools into our platform with Datadog Apps. We expanded RUM to include iOS error tracking, Session Replay, and Watchdog Insights.


Announcing the Gremlin Chaos Engineering Professional Certificate Program

There’s a reason why thousands of Engineers, Testers, and other Reliability specialists signed up for Gremlin’s first Gremlin Certified Chaos Engineering Practitioner (GCCEP) certificate program: Chaos Engineering is in high demand, and the market is looking for professionals who know how to wield it well.


Migrating from Jaeger client to OpenTelemetry SDK

A couple of years ago, the OpenTelemetry project was founded by the merger of two similarly aimed projects: OpenTracing and OpenCensus. One of the goals of this new project was to create an initial version that would “just work” with existing applications instrumented using OpenTracing and OpenCensus.

Adaptive Alerts: Easy, actionable alerts for noisy systems

Adaptive Alerts feature provides reliable, informative, and actionable notifications about unexpected issues in monitored applications and services. Rollbar is the leading continuous code improvement platform that proactively discovers, predicts, and remediates errors with real-time AI-assisted workflows. With Rollbar, developers continually improve their code and constantly innovate rather than spending time monitoring, investigating, and debugging.

Rollbar Tip of the Day: Launch Darkly Feature Flag

Enabling the Launch Darkly integration allows engineers to automate Feature Flag toggles based on errors captured in Rollbar. This means that if you ship a feature to users, only 1 user will see an error before Rollbar automatically toggles the feature flag for all subsequent users. Rollbar is the leading continuous code improvement platform that proactively discovers, predicts, and remediates errors with real-time AI-assisted workflows. With Rollbar, developers continually improve their code and constantly innovate rather than spending time monitoring, investigating, and debugging.

How to Manage an ETL Data Migration Into the Cloud

As organizations move their workloads into the public cloud, their environments gradually evolve. Initially, an organization tends to aim for a 1:1 migration of resources, typically in the form of virtual machines (VMs). Although this approach allows for an easier data migration path, it’s more costly and offers less flexibility than taking advantage of some of the serverless and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings in the public cloud.


The Nightmare Before Business: Stay Safe with Uptime.com Status Pages

We’re nearing Halloween and mischief night has stolen tricks from the holiday season. With online sales alone expected to creep up toward $3 billion before the next crescent moon, we’re offering you a solution to keep the angry mobs with pitchforks at bay by giving them a crystal ball into your real-time incident response with Uptime.com Status Pages.


Is 'Change Fatigue' Crippling Today's Digital Workforce?

When it comes to workplace innovation, many forward-thinking businesses follow a simple mantra: “Change before you have to.” They pursue organizational or technological changes in order to stay ahead, rather than catch up – and they rely on their employees to adapt quickly to the new standards and structures they put in place. The pandemic threw a wrench into that neat and tidy outlook on innovation. Businesses had to change.


Is Kubernetes the answer to the challenges in Multi-access Edge Computing - or is there more to this equation?

The market for Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) is pegged at $4.25 billion in 2025. The reasons are many – from the recent surge in AR/VR gaming, to a growing preference for video calling and Ultra-High-Definition, and of course, the Internet of Things (IoT) that spawn SmartX applications, including cities, manufacturing, agriculture, and logistics. The majority of MEC opportunity is both driving and driven by 5G, and the two will grow hand-in-hand in the days to come.


VMworld 2021: "We're Proud To Announce..."

I've never seen so much news during VMworld! It began to seem comical that every speaker at the opening "General Session" and subsequent keynotes used the line "We are proud to announce." By the way, one of the most excellent General Sessions I've ever seen in terms of tempo, delivery, and rhetoric! From October 15, you will be able to find all content on-demand here.


Align ITSM and PPM to Accelerate Digital Transformation

ITSM’s fundamental processes around request management, incident management, change management, and maintaining a CMDB all provide essential support services to enterprise business processes and employees. These are some of IT’s “run the business” functions that can consume 57% of IT’s resources by one benchmark and be a lot higher for organizations that aren’t investing heavily in digital transformation.


The Key Benefits of Modernizing Your VPN and Bridging to a Zero Trust Model - Let Ivanti Show You

I am excited to announce the launch of our latest network security offering known as Ivanti Neurons for Secure Access (nSA). This new cloud-based management solution will allow our existing L3 VPN customers using Connect Secure to take the next step in their journey toward a zero trust architecture. And this all can happen while still utilize existing Connect Secure VPNs that are already setup and configured.

Zero to hero: Enterprise multi-cloud application management from Day 0 to Day 2, on any substrate

Kubernetes and Operators have stormed the IT industry, but the enterprise landscape is still a mix of bare metal, virtual machines and Kubernetes, on-prem and on public clouds, all running different workloads. How can we manage the lifecycle of all those applications across all these environments, whithout having to learn new tools and frameworks as the industry is already moving to serverless? In this fast-flowing demo we will show you how the Charmed Operator Framework brings a unified approach for application management across clouds and infrastructure generations.

5 Best Network Traffic Monitoring Tools

Monitoring network traffic (which is defined as the data moving across your network at a given time) is important for any business looking to maintain a fast and efficient network. Automating network traffic monitoring and analysis with the support of a tool can help IT teams reduce downtime, identify the causes of bottlenecks, boost the efficiency of troubleshooting efforts, and more.


By Developers, for Developers: New Offerings Announced at InfluxDays North America

By developers, for developers – this has always been InfluxData’s approach when building new tools for users, and it’s certainly the case as we roll out the newest round of features and capabilities at this year’s InfluxDays North America. We know that application building isn’t easy and that development cycles are precious. That’s why we focus everything we do around delivering developer happiness.


InfluxData Kicks Off InfluxDays North America, Releasing New Features to Expedite Application Building

InfluxDB enhancements enable developers to get started on building real-time applications quickly and to scale SAN FRANCISCO, October 26, 2021 – InfluxData, creator of the leading time series platform InfluxDB, today announced new capabilities for developers to expedite application building as part of InfluxDays North America 2021 Virtual Experience, its annual event for customers, partners and developer community.


How We Use Sloth to do SLO Monitoring and Alerting with Prometheus

One of the most challenging tasks for Site Reliability Engineers is to align the reliability of the systems with the business goals. There is a constant battle between delivering more features—which increases the product’s value—and keeping the system reliable and maintainable. A significant ally to achieve both objectives is the Service Level Objective Framework.


Differences between Site Reliability Engineer Vs. Software Engineer Vs. Cloud Engineer Vs. DevOps Engineer

The evolution of Software Engineering over the last decade has lead to the emergence of numerous job roles. So how different is a Software Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer and a Cloud Engineer from each other? In this blog, we drill down and compare the differences between these roles and their functions.


Gekkobrain acquisition to streamline ERP migrations, modernize systems of record

Organizations across all industries are investing in digital transformation to unlock new levels of innovation, agility, and productivity as they look to adapt to the new world of hybrid work. According to Gartner, worldwide IT spending is projected to reach $4.1 trillion by the end of this year.1 However, many organizations are still struggling to identify where to start as they race to modernize systems of record and digitize operations.

Install Netdata to get started monitoring Linux in minutes

Install Netdata to monitor your Linux servers using our one-line installer. Install on physical, virtual, container, and IoT nodes. Netdata’s free, open-source monitoring agent works with Netdata Cloud to help you monitor and troubleshoot every layer of your systems to find weaknesses before they turn into outages.

How to monitor Docker containers using Netdata health and performance

Learn how to connect and claim a Docker node to start monitoring with Netdata in minutes. See information like system CPU, available memory, disk usage, total network bandwidth, and much more. Netdata’s free, open-source monitoring agent works with Netdata Cloud to help you monitor and troubleshoot every layer of your systems to find weaknesses before they turn into outages.

Learn how to build interactive dashboards with Netdata Cloud for troubleshooting systems

This video will show you how to build new dashboards with key metrics from any number of distributed systems in one place for a bird's eye view of your infrastructure. Create more meaningful visualizations for troubleshooting or keep a watchful eye on your infrastructure's most meaningful metrics without moving from node to node. Netdata’s free, open-source monitoring agent works with Netdata Cloud to help you monitor and troubleshoot every layer of your systems to find weaknesses before they turn into outages.

How to use Netdata Cloud for infrastructure observability

In this video, we cover how Netdata Cloud provides scalable infrastructure monitoring for any number of distributed nodes running the Netdata Agent. Monitor any system in your infrastructure including physical or virtual machines (VM), containers, cloud deployments, or edge / IoT devices. Netdata’s free, open-source monitoring agent works with Netdata Cloud to help you monitor and troubleshoot every layer of your systems to find weaknesses before they turn into outages.

7 JSON Logging Tips That You Can Implement

When teams begin to analyze their logs, they almost immediately run into a problem and they’ll need some JSON logging tips to overcome them. Logs are naturally unstructured. This means that if you want to visualize or analyze your logs, you are forced to deal with many potential variations. You can eliminate this problem by logging out invalid JSON and setting the foundation for log-driven observability across your applications.


Introducing Test Insights with flaky test detection

The CircleCI Insights dashboard was designed to help you improve your delivery efficiency. We launched the dashboard a year ago to provide teams with actionable data for optimizing your pipelines. Since then, we’ve been listening to your feedback. By far, the most requested functionality is the ability to gain further visibility into test performance.


Identity Director 2021.2 Has Arrived! Why Your Business Will Benefit From Adopting Identity Management

Identity and Access Management involves a series of complex and organisational challenges. This brings together people from the whole organisation to engage in workflow management and decision making. Where the tools at hand lack the capacity to integrate key stakeholders into the communication and the decision-making process, the organization suffers.


Ivanti Device Control 5.4 is Now Available!

It's time to talk about a new amazing number (a number I'm very proud of) - the number 10. '10' is not the new version number of Ivanti Device & Application Control - 10 is the number of new features and functionality that we have delivered with our latest product release! We have used all of your valuable feedback to create an even more valuable version of Ivanti Device and Application Control with release 5.4.

Receive charts of Pandora FMS in Telegram

In this video we will learn how to add graphics to the alerts that we receive in Telegram for Pandora alerting. In the first tutorial we saw how to configure to receive these alerts with text and now we will be able to add that they come accompanied by the graph of the module that triggers it. We also leave you the following links to our wiki where you can learn more about the steps that make up the alerts.

Using Netdata's alerts smartboard for monitoring systems' health and performance

The alerts smartboard gives you high-level information for every node you are monitoring with Netdata Cloud. In this video, you will learn how to navigate through the alerts smartboard as well as what each alert means. Netdata’s free, open-source monitoring agent works with Netdata Cloud to help you monitor and troubleshoot every layer of your systems to find weaknesses before they turn into outages.

What's new in Grafana Cloud for October 2021: Machine Learning, Grafana 8.2, new integrations, and more

Here at Grafana Labs, we’re constantly shipping new features to help our users get the most out of Grafana Cloud. To help our new and existing customers learn about the latest and greatest, here’s a roundup of all the new features and improvements you should know about to make the most of Grafana Cloud.


Launching Performance and Error Tracing & new Vercel integration.

Today, I'm super excited to announce our new Performance and Error tracing features for all Playwright-based browser checks. One of our key initiatives is supporting you with deeper insights into what is causing issues in the web apps you monitor with Checkly. With this new set of features we give you actionable data for easy debugging; Collected automatically with no extra code needed. Of course, fixing bugs in Production is great, but catching bugs before they go live is even better!


New Microsoft Teams Performance Monitoring Solutions Buyer's Guide Helps Businesses Choose the Right Solution

Many organizations have become reliant on Microsoft Teams as the central hub of the digital workplace, allowing teams to work together more efficiently, amalgamating chat, file sharing, email, calendar, meetings, and integrations with countless third-party solutions all in one place. With this reliance comes the need for 24/7 reliability, so that users can stay productive on Microsoft Teams.


Announcing the Logz.io Search Bar

Engineering teams hoping to gain full-stack observability into their environment need access to the relevant logs, metrics, and traces generated by their cloud infrastructure and applications. Accessing the relevant data quickly is essential – not just because it is more convenient, but because faster engineers are also business-critical for many organizations.


Announcing the General Availability of Splunk Mobile RUM for Native Mobile Apps

As the world increasingly works, buys, and communicates through native mobile apps. In 2020 there were 218 billion new app installs globally, 13.4 billion from the US alone. The challenge, while iOS and Android applications make up significant portions of user traffic and business, engineering teams and monitoring tools are split between mobile app and backend developers; this creates siloed visibility on how changes to the app or backend components impact each other, and end user experience.


4 Ways to Automate Controlled Access to Sensitive Data

Controlling access to sensitive data is tough. Be too restrictive, and your employees run into too many roadblocks to do their jobs effectively. Too loose, and you are effectively guaranteeing that your organization will find itself on the front page as a victim of one of the many data breaches happening every day. That is why it is important to craft an effective data security strategy: one that relies on automation and oversight to ensure the privacy of your users’ data.


5 Weird Use Cases for Log Management

We’re all familiar with the typical use cases for log management, such as monitoring cloud infrastructures, development environments, and local IT infrastructure. So we thought it would be fun to cover some of the less usual, more wild use cases for log management, just to show that log management tools are more versatile, and more interesting, than they may seem. If any of these use cases look too interesting to ignore, let us know and we can do a full article on them!


Don't let compliance & security haunt you: What to expect in an audit

It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month, and many IT professionals are being haunted by the thought of gearing up for a security and compliance audit. Preparing for an IT audit can take months of planning. It can be time-consuming, uncomfortable, and stressful. Guess what else takes a long time and can be uncomfortable and stressful? Creating a human!


Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) scrutinizes hospital readmission rates across the U.S. each year, and it levies financial penalties on organizations that overshoot acceptable hospital readmission rates. As healthcare systems across the country embark on a journey to introduce patient-centric models to their organizations, they must align their resources with ever-changing regulations for them to thrive.


SRE and Fighting Games

When learning SRE, you might find its principles a bit unintuitive. For example, it might be difficult to learn why aiming for 100% reliability is wasteful, or how reliability isn’t the same as availability, or why failure ought to be celebrated. Believe it or not, there is a method to these ideas. My goal in this article is to shed light on the principles and to leave you a believer, such that you’ll take steps towards starting SRE practices.


Stand-up Meetings Are Dead (and What To Do Instead)

Stand-up meetings. Is anyone happy with them at this point? They were supposed to help teams work in a more agile manner but they were already controversial in the before times and moving to fully distributed teams hasn’t made things any better. The same old habits, the same tired questions. There must be something better, right? We began meandering syncs to replace stand-ups as an experiment at Honeycomb, but loved the results so much that we have adopted it across the engineering org.


Now Available: Private Slack Channels

Ever heard the saying “Too many cooks”? If you’ve responded to incidents, you’ll likely understand the parallels. There are cases when incident command on a public channel isn’t the best option: Whatever your reason, we’ve got you covered. Now available, users can spin up a private slack channel for an incident. Read more how to do this here.

Customer Service Ops & PagerDuty Zendesk Integration v3 Full Case Ownership Use Case

PagerDuty's Zendesk Integration enhances communication between engineering and support teams by providing visibility to high-impact incidents via the PagerDuty Status Dashboard that is integrated into the Zendesk interface. Automate workflows for a fast-paced support team and provide the right level of information so they can interact knowledgeably with their customers while also reducing time and effort.

PD, Salesforce Service Cloud, Slack: Proactive Case Escalation & Slack-First Intelligent Swarming

Learn about and see how PagerDuty, Salesforce Service Cloud, and Slack empower collaboration across your organization to accelerate time to resolution. Proactively improve customer satisfaction in real time and break down silos to connect customer service teams with engineering teams to address incidents quickly when seconds matter. Enjoy greater control when resolving issues and anticipating customers' needs through an incident command console that gives customer service agents and stakeholders instant updates on critical, customer-impacting issues.

Why Actionable Logs Require Sufficient History

ITOps, DevOps and SecOps teams need historical log data to ensure the security, performance and availability of IT systems and applications. Detailed historical log data is fundamental for understanding system behavior, mitigating security threats, troubleshooting problems and isolating service quality issues. But when it comes to indexing, structuring, and maintaining log data, traditional log management solutions are notoriously inefficient and costly.


CVE-2021-37136 & CVE-2021-37137 - Denial of Service (DoS) in Netty's Decompressors

The JFrog Security research team has recently disclosed two denial of service issues (CVE-2021-37136, CVE-2021-37137) in Netty, a popular client/server framework which enables quick and easy development of network applications such as protocol servers and clients. In this post we will elaborate on one of the issues – CVE-2021-37136.


Top six Amazon S3 metrics to monitor

When you’re planning an application performance monitoring (APM) strategy, collecting metrics from storage services like Amazon S3 may not seem like a priority. After all, part of the point of object storage is that applications can read and write from storage buckets seamlessly, with minimal configuration and overhead. Unlike databases or file systems, storage buckets don’t require complex configurations that could lead to performance issues.

Full Circle: From Puppet to Google and Back Again

Deepak and Kelsey have a long history in a shared industry — they both worked at Puppet when it was still called Puppet Labs, and collaborated on some of the most exciting projects that made Puppet what it is today. Join Deepak and Kelsey for a fireside chat during which they’ll discuss the evolution of configuration management and automation, how their careers have overlapped and diverged, and what they envision for the future of cloud and ops.

DevOps: A Philosophy? A Job? An Entire Industry?

When I came to SolarWinds in 2020, I was quickly immersed in the world of developers, application engineers, and IT operations. As I started talking to more customers about their roles, I came to understand each of the job functions uniquely—each with distinct responsibilities completely independent of one another. But as I was researching the age-old conflict between developers and IT ops professionals, I was introduced to a word that has now oversaturated work life: DevOps.


Announcing our $1.9M round of funding

It is with a great deal of anticipation and excitement that I’m announcing our $1.9M round of funding, led by StartupXSeed Ventures along with participation from marquee enterprise SaaS investors Powerhouse Ventures, Secure Octane fund, Kwaish Ventures, Supermorpheus, Titan Capital, 100X Entrepreneurs, Viral Bajaria(CTO, 6Sense), Premal Shah(SVP, 6Sense), Hitesh Chawla(CEO SilverPush), Sumit Jain(CTO, BirdEye) and existing investors Anand Chandrasekaran(EVP, Five9), Rajesh Sawhney(GSF), Ashish To


Instrumentation for C# .NET Apps with OpenTelemetry

OpenTelemetry is the recommended path today for instrumenting applications with tracing in a standard, vendor-agnostic and future-proof way. In fact, OpenTelemetry (nicknamed OTEL) encompasses all three pillars of observability: tracing, metrics, and logs. The tracing element of the specification is now stable with the rest following. This is innovative stuff! You can read more on OpenTelemetry and the current release state on this guide.


Small IT Teams with Big Security Problems

Not every organization is - or even wants to be - a Fortune 500. Unfortunately, cybercriminals don’t care how big your company is. In fact, they often look to target small and midsize businesses (SMBs) knowing that they might have fewer security resources. You have the same problems that the big companies have, but you also have less money and people. Using centralized log management can give you the security solution you need, at a price you can afford.

5 Ways To Improve Your Browser Speed

Nowadays, wireless technology, widely known as wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi), has become one of the primary needs of the world community to continue to be productive and connected to the internet. You can study or work anywhere and anytime; you need an internet connection. However, frequently, the internet connection does not run smoothly. It easily makes us annoyed and irritated. This common yet troublesome problem keeps happening randomly, restricting us from doing a job, studying, or even having entertainment.
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Adopting A Network-as-a-Service Model

Despite the great advancements in IT infrastructure consumption models that have been enabled by the cloud, the underlying network remains the last - and long awaited - piece of the digital transformation puzzle to fall into place. In this blog, we look at the key benefits for businesses adopting a Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) model.


OpenStack Xena and OpenStack Charms 21.10

The release of OpenStack Charms 21.10 brings native support for OpenStack Xena in Charmed OpenStack. This latest version of OpenStack comes with initial support for SmartNICs in Nova and further improvements around Neutron Open Virtual Network (OVN) driver integration. In order to further simplify the job of the cloud operations teams, the OpenStack Charms 21.10 release offers improved day-2 automation, including additional charm actions and better upgrade experience, and new operations documentation.


Introducing Atatus Synthetic Monitoring

A high-performance customer experience might spell the difference between business success and failure in today's always-on, competitive digital economy. However, in today's complex application environment, ensuring optimal performance across digital services and applications has become increasingly difficult. As a result, application performance management (APM) must adapt to provide real-time visibility into the application landscape and to reveal precisely what is affecting user experiences.


Silect and OpsLogix extends partnership in North America

Last year, we announced that OpsLogix partnered up with the Canadian company Silect, a Microsoft GOLD Partner specializing in Microsoft's System Center; read more here. We are extending this Partnership with Silect that has a strong presence on the North American market, with an additional product - our Oracle Management Pack. This means that Silect will exclusively provide customers in Canada and the US with the OpsLogix Oracle MP.


What is Synthetic Testing?

Synthetic testing, also referred to as continuous monitoring or synthetic monitoring, is a technique for identifying performance problems with critical user journeys and application endpoints before they impair the user experience. Businesses may use synthetic testing to assess the uptime of their services, application response times, and the efficiency of consumer transactions on a proactive basis.


10 CTO Tools Every Tech Leader Should Be Using

Managing technology isn't your only responsibility as a CTO. You could be the CIO, Digital Enabler, Data Officer, and Engineering Leader all rolled up into one, whether you work at a startup, scaleup, or enterprise. Your role as a C-suite executive for engineering requires you to research and implement the newest, most efficient technologies. As CTO, you’re responsible for: The list goes on and on.


3 Ways IT Teams Can Manage Tool Sprawl

Since schools transitioned to remote learning, districts have added or upgraded their IT education technology and monitoring tools to provide better outcomes for all. But it’s not necessarily a good thing. The saturation of edtech tools may be leading to wasted money, inefficiencies, and missed opportunities. In 2020, the deployment of edtech tools in schools increased by nearly 90% year-over-year.


Effective DataOps Tools for Improving Performance

Some of the best-selling books of all time are self-help books. Reading about the potential for change always intrigues people enough to buy the book. To succeed in enacting positive change, you must do just that—change. People’s habits are familiar and safe, and change requires effort down an unknown path. People aren’t sure of the outcome, and as a result, usually stick with the proven method—even if it’s what they’re trying to change.


Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Play a Role in Endpoint Security

ML-enhanced endpoint protection can keep schools safe from cyberattacks. Here are three benefits district leaders will find when investing in this advanced technology. Long before the pandemic, K–12 cyberattacks were a serious concern. The shift to remote learning has only increased the danger.


Why ChatOps & Incident Management are the Perfect Pair

ChatOps has become an integral part of software development and IT operations, as teams rely on automated notifications to take the place of manual alerts. In the past, if there was an alert, someone would need to manually find that notification. Then, they would have contact team members to notify them one by one so they could start working on a resolution. In this complex network of communications, it was easy to lose information, duplicate work, and simply waste time coordinating the team.


Peripheral vision for CIOs starts with AI-powered service operations

Lisa Wolfe, product marketing director at ServiceNow, co-wrote this blog. The stream of global disruptions these past couple of years has not only put business continuity plans to the test, but has also tested the ability of organizations to simply survive. To operate at the “speed of a digital business” and to endure the next wave of unexpected change will require peripheral vision—the ability to help predict and fix issues before they impact employees or the business.


Cloud Testing at Facebook

At Speedscale, we are on the cutting edge of defining autonomous testing for the cloud era. However, we aren’t the only company trying to solve this problem and we enjoy learning from every perspective. That’s why Facebook’s recent blog article about autonomous testing caught my eye. They’ve built a sophisticated autonomous test system that introduces many of the same techniques we utilize.

Deploy Apps on Edge Devices in Minutes

Deploy Apps with Kubernetes on Lightweight Edge Devices in Minutes D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP) provides centralized observability, federated management, and governance over a wide expanse of Enterprise Kubernetes resources, including those for IoT devices and edge deployments. DKP works around the compute resource and connectivity limitations to ensure zero downtime. This flexibility gives teams the ability to deliver scale, security, consistency, and operational efficiency to the edge, while ensuring lifecycle management, unified policy and better performance insight.

The Kubernetes Easy Button

Kubernetes pre-packaged with best-of-breed components for development and production Developed to address the broad issues caused by cluster sprawl, D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP) is a federated management plane that provides centralized visibility and unified control of disparate Kubernetes clusters across an organization’s on-premise, cloud, and hybrid cloud footprint.

Don't Let Kubernetes Sprawl Become Unmanageable

Avoid a critical production challenge with unified enterprise Kubernetes multi-cluster management Developed to address the broad issues caused by cluster sprawl, D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP) is a federated management plane that provides centralized visibility and unified control of disparate Kubernetes clusters across an organization’s on-premise, cloud, and hybrid cloud footprint.

Air Gap Kubernetes in Minutes Not Months

Production-Grade Kubernetes in Any Air Gap Environment D2iQ gives you everything you need to run Enterprise Kubernetes in an air-gapped environment - both the right technology and the right expertise to implement that technology: D2iQ delivers the leading independent platform for enterprise-grade Kubernetes. Starting with a comprehensive Kubernetes distribution built on pure upstream open-source, D2iQ provides management and ancillary platform applications that are tightly integrated, secured, and tested at scale.

Kubernetes At Any Scale, Anywhere

Run Kubernetes at Scale Across Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Infrastructures To keep up with the continued innovation of the open-source and cloud-native market, organizations need a Kubernetes solution that offers tremendous flexibility to operate in multiple private and public clouds. By integrating your existing cloud service with D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP), you can embrace the power of Kubernetes in production at scale, making it a winning combination for your hybrid and multi-cloud Kubernetes initiatives.

Service Profile: Activity Tab Updates

PagerDuty's new service profile enhancements allow you to better command and control incidents directly from the Service Profile. Now you can perform bulk actions on incidents like acknowledge or resolve, search by incident ID, add and view change integrations, browse resolved incidents, view related escalation policies from the service profile header, and more.

Netdata's Nodes view for troubleshooting system health and performance

This video introduces you to the Netdata Nodes view. Use this view to visualize and customize metrics from any number of Agent-monitored nodes and navigate to any specific nodes within the dashboard. View key monitoring metrics like CPU utilization, memory usage, disk usage, network traffic, and much more to get started troubleshooting performance issues or anomalies. Netdata’s free, open-source monitoring agent works with Netdata Cloud to help you monitor and troubleshoot every layer of your systems to find weaknesses before they turn into outages.

Do You Know What's Keeping Your Cloud Team up at Night?

Cloud teams are busy. In fact, Virtana’s recently published State of Hybrid Cloud and FinOps survey found that 44% of respondents have deployed more than half of their workloads in a public cloud, and 88% have deployed more than one-quarter of their workloads in a public cloud. That’s a lot of migration, optimization, and management on the cloud team’s plate; and it’s not just for right now but for the foreseeable future.


The Benefits of Structuring Logs in a Standardized Format

Image via Pixabay As any developer or IT professional will tell you, when systems experience issues, logs are often invaluable. When implemented and leveraged effectively, the data produced by logging can assist DevOps teams in more quickly identifying occurrences of problems within a system. Moreover, they can prove helpful in enabling incident responders to isolate the root cause of the problem efficiently. With that being the case, maximizing the value of log data is vital.


API mock testing with Nock

For the latest full-stack applications to work, a backend service is required. That is especially true when the frontend service depends on the backend service to render data. In many cases, it can be difficult to replicate the setup of the backend services so that you can test the application. This tutorial will show you how to mock HTTP requests from an API so that you can test endpoints without actually calling them in your tests. This tutorial covers these topics.


DevOps Horror Stories to Slow Development and Freeze Operations

Halloween is a scary time to be in abandoned buildings, cemeteries, and dark forests… and DevOps teams. Developers, operations engineers, and SREs told us some DevOps horror stories that have haunted them to this day. Light some candles, gather your courage, and read the spine-chilling tales of terrifying errors, bone-chilling data loss, and nightmarish lost weekends.


Update on the Nobelium APT Attack Group

If you’re like me, you started your week by reading the Microsoft blog about Nobelium, an advanced-persistent-threat (APT) group that was actively targeting cloud service providers (CSPs) and managed services provider (MSPs) in a recent wave of supply chain attacks. Personally, I wasn’t terribly surprised. We all know by now that MSPs have a bullseye on them for adversaries wishing to target the supply chain. What’s different about this attack is the motive.


A guide to personal retrospectives in engineering

Retrospectives are a well-established resource in the software and systems engineering toolbox. From sprint retros through to post-incident reviews, we look back on our work to learn from it and to get better. We can apply the same ideas to our professional practice with a personal retrospective: writing an analysis of our experiences to learn as much as possible. We could look over a whole year of work, or focus more closely on a particular project.


Ways to Empower Your Enterprise with Automation

In the context of enterprise process automation, technology is used to automate operations, thus improving efficiency and achieving corporate objectives. Processes are defined as the actions and activities that bring your company closer to achieving a specific goal. By automating routine tasks using software solutions, you may save operational expenses while also decreasing the amount of time it takes to complete tasks.


The Cloud Computing Ads in Sports Games Are Out of Control

With baseball, hockey and football seasons in full swing, a different sort of sport is playing out among the world’s largest technology companies. Amazon.com Inc., Google and Microsoft Corp. are pouring tons of money into promoting their cloud computing products during television’s premier athletic events.


Understanding NGINX 502 Bad Gateway: PHP-FPM

Error 502 Bad Gateway is common among website users. There are various possible reasons for this error and different ways to solve it. In this article, we will look at the main possible causes and how they can be solved by users and web developers. Use the Hosted Graphite platform to analyze your system’s performance and troubleshoot errors.


Azure, Microsoft 365, and the Monitoring Story

Learn how to make the Azure Monitor a valuable tool to monitor your Microsoft 365 subscription, including services such as Exchange, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, and more. See how the Metric Explorer in Azure Monitor will work for you, including addressing custom metrics quickly. Understand how to display Log Analytics metric data in PowerBI Reports and Azure Monitor Workbooks. Join this educative and fun session about Azure and Microsoft 365, united into one magnificent monitoring solution.


Five worthy reads: Preparing for AI adoption amidst a serious skills shortage

Five worthy reads is a regular column on five noteworthy items we’ve discovered while researching trending and timeless topics. In the era of mass AI adoption, aimed at enabling disruptive technology innovations, this week we will explore the concern over skill shortages in the AI market. Illustration by Balaji K.R. Artificial intelligence(AI) remains a major technology driver for 2022 and beyond. It has been ranked in the top technology trends consistently for several years.

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Cyber Security Protocols Your Online Business Needs

According to a recent report by CNBC, only 14% of businesses have adequate safeguards against potential cyberattacks. The finding is alarming considering that businesses of all sizes lose close to $200,000 annually due to cyber-related attacks. Ensuring that you have in place water-tight cybersecurity protocols for your online business is a security measure you cannot overlook.

Monitor your CircleCI environment with Datadog

Datadog CI Visibility provides a unified platform for monitoring your CI/CD pipelines. Now, we are partnering with CircleCI to extend that same critical visibility to your CircleCI environment. Datadog’s integration uses CircleCI webhooks to capture information about the status and performance of your workflows and associated jobs, such as a job’s duration and whether or not it failed or was canceled.


A Proactive Approach To Holiday Season Monitoring

Big sales make up a huge chunk of eCommerce annual business, with shoppers having spent $10 billion plus during Black Friday 2020 alone. The right holiday can mean a big deal for your operations. However, with those windfalls come the breaks aimed squarely at crippling your devops pipeline. In many ways, waves of traffic are what you’ve been building for, but sudden bursts are difficult to test for and anticipate. The situation changes with the tides.


Top DevSecOps Tools For 2022

DevSecOps combines the responsibilities of development, security and operations in order to make everyone accountable for security in line with the ongoing activities conducted by development and operations teams. DevSecOps tools serve to assist the user in minimising risk as part of the development process and also support security teams by allowing them to observe the security implications of code in production.


InfluxDB Cloud and Telegraf for the Home Lab

Home labs are popular among technology enthusiasts. Often they are unmonitored and even the smallest home lab can benefit from monitoring. This post will show how getting started with an InfluxDB Cloud account and Telegraf can make this super easy! InfluxDB is an open source time series database. As such, InfluxDB is well-suited for operations monitoring, application metrics, IoT sensor data, and real-time analytics.


No Stopping: Impactful Transformations Don't Have an End Point

In our final episode of The Change Makers, we learn that with enough ambition, drive, and backing, IT practitioners can challenge the status quo and create a new era of IT efficiency. “Transformation isn’t a start and a stop process. It’s a continuous evolution, continuous change.” That’s Derek Rose, Group Head of IT and Deputy CIO at V.Group. After joining the maritime services company in 2019, he set about overhauling its entire IT operations.


The 15 Best Container Monitoring Tools For Kubernetes And Docker

There are many tangible benefits to using containers for your computing needs. Containers help break large applications into smaller packages that are more agile, scalable on-demand, resilient, cost-effective, and less resource-hungry than monolithic apps or workloads running on traditional virtual machines (VMs) or bare metal servers. They also enable developers to develop applications in one environment, deploy them in another, and run them anywhere.

Investigate an error with Rollbar

Investigate an error with the help of Rollbar, leveraging item details, traceback, suspect deploy, people tracking, and the rich contextual data available in the UI. Rollbar is the leading continuous code improvement platform that proactively discovers, predicts, and remediates errors with real-time AI-assisted workflows. With Rollbar, developers continually improve their code and constantly innovate rather than spending time monitoring, investigating, and debugging.

Ask the Citrix Expert How to Troubleshoot Citrix Issues for Remote Workers

In this “Ask the Expert” session we will be talking with Citrix CTP, George Spiers, who will answer your questions around: How can you prove root cause is due to a user's home WIFI, behavior, or an issue within the virtual infrastructure? How do you find root cause of slow logons or poor session performance? And how can you report on remote worker productivity?

The Urgency Driving AIOps into Your Enterprise

AIOps was once considered just a back-office fundamental, a solid suite of tools simplifying routine security and network monitoring tasks that primarily served the IT shop. The accelerated pace of digital transformation is changing that. Now, IT service and operations teams are in the spotlight and tasked with enabling business performance that help their companies provide seamless digital experiences and evolve in a fast-changing economic environment.


API contract testing with Joi

When you sign a contract, you expect both parties to hold their end of the bargain. The same can be true for testing applications. Contract testing is a way to make sure that services can communicate with each other and that the data shared between the services is consistent with a specified set of rules. In this post, I will guide you through using Joi as a library to create API contracts for services consuming an API.

Next Generation Slack Migration Tool and Stakeholder Updates Demo

Learn more about PagerDuty's Collaboration Applications that help you streamline incident remediation. Enjoy these demos of our latest updates to our PagerDuty Slack and Microsoft Teams Applications including the Webhook Migration Tool, Stakeholder Updates, and Resolution Notes.

Intro to Netdata Overview for monitoring and troubleshooting your IT infrastructure

Learn how to get started monitoring and troubleshooting your entire Cloud infrastructure with Netdata. In this video, we'll show you how to utilize the Netdata Overview dashboard to gain visibility into the performance, availability, and health of your infrastructure from a single pane of glass. Navigate from a real-time, unified display of all your systems and applications to discover trends and gain better observability, then drill down by grouping metrics by node for root cause analysis.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month - It's Not Just for October: Reminders that Deserve Year-Round Attention!

Since 2003, with the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), October has been recognized as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. As with other important issues that have “designated months,” like Bullying Prevention Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month (both also recognized in October), these are issues that deserve year-round attention, not limited to 31 days in October.


Logging Ain't Easy ...But It Could Be

Real talk – logging tools aren’t exactly known for being easy to use, manage, or onboard. With the technology landscape continuously evolving, enterprises are often left scrambling to rapidly adapt and conform to new requirements of operating across hybrid infrastructures. It is in these ecosystems that logs are now more crucial than ever in the day-to-day operations of Ops teams.


Education Project Management Software (Guide)

Education project management software can transform learning experiences. Before the use of software, educational teams collaborated in meetings rooms and teacher lounges, and student reports were sent home to parents in crisp brown envelopes. Those days are gone. Times are changing and educators now have a wide range of digital collaboration tools to choose from.


Recovering from the Git detached HEAD state

The introduction of Git as a source-code management system in 2005 fundamentally transformed the process of software development. Git allows developers to maintain a history of changes, or commits, to their code and revert to previous commits in seconds if something goes wrong. It makes collaboration easier by allowing branching to keep code for different features separate and seamlessly merging commits by various people.


Log Management 101: Log Sources to Monitor

Log management software gives the primary diagnostic data in your applications’ development, deployment, and maintenance. However, choosing the log sources to log and monitor could often be a daunting task. The primary cause of concern in monitoring all sources is the high price tag that many SIEM tools in the market charge based on the number of users and sources ingesting logs. At observIQ, we offer unlimited users and sources.


How to deploy a Node.js application to AWS Lambda using Serverless Framework

Being a developer is awesome. Writing code, solving problems, and thinking of ingenious solutions for complicated algorithms is what we live for. But, the grass is not always so green on this side of the fence. Sooner or later, you need to get your hands dirty and deploy the app you worked so hard on. Deployments are not always easy. To be blunt, they can be challenging and time-consuming. That’s what we’ll solve in this tutorial.


Explore Azure App Service with the Datadog Serverless view

Azure App Service is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering for deploying applications to the cloud without worrying about infrastructure. App Service’s “serverless” approach removes the need to provision or manage the servers that run your applications, which provides flexibility, scalability, and ease of use. However, App Service also introduces infrastructure-like considerations that can impact performance and costs.


How to Make SQL Server Faster on Azure VMs

Many organizations have migrated their environments from on-premises to the cloud, and one of the clouds of choice is Microsoft Azure. For SQL Server workloads, organizations can use platform as a service solutions with features like Azure SQL Database and Managed Instance or infrastructure as a service solutions with Azure SQL virtual machines. Azure SQL virtual machines are an easy target for organizations migrating to Azure due to the simplicity of the migration.


When built-in alerting is not enough

Many ITOM or ITSM tools come with built-in features for alerting and notifications and are able to send at least an email or text notification upon incidents to operations teams. But is this enough reliability to respond to and handle major and critical incidents? Recently, we have been surprised to see more and more monitoring tools listed as alerting tools on review platforms like G2.


Best AWS monitoring management tool

Amazon Web Service or AWS has an immense cloud ecosystem now counting at over 200 services and products. Started with first generation services like EC2, S3, and RDS, now you can have satellite control centers, build virtual reality, and compose music using Artificial Intelligence. As the variety of services expanded, the necessity to monitor all those services efficiently became critical. Running a service without a proper monitoring system is no different from running while blind-folded.


Best tools for monitoring IoT devices

The security camera is one of the most prevalent IoT devices being used today. Ironically, one of these cameras' primary vulnerabilities is that they may be stolen or damaged - you need protection for the security cameras. Having gadgets that operate independently saves time since you may leave them to do the job they intended. However, remotely placed, unsupervised equipment must be monitored, and the most effective method is through the use of an automated monitoring system.


Introduction to Custom Metrics in Java with Logz.io RemoteWrite SDK

We just announced the creation of a new RemoteWrite SDK to support custom metrics from applications using several different languages. This tutorial will give a quick rundown of how to use the Java SDK. This SDK – like the others – is completely free and open source, and is meant to apply to any output destination, not just Logz.io.

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AWS Migration Strategy - Detailed Guide to the 6 R's

This article walks you through: As of 2020, 81% of organizations had at least one application running on the cloud. It is a fact that, be it small, medium, or large, all businesses are moving towards the cloud. Companies are looking to adopt cloud computing services for elasticity, agility, and scalability. With enterprise-class technology accessed from the cloud, businesses can act fast, embrace pay-as-you-go services and disrupt the market today while staying lean and agile. ​

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The What and The Why of Cloud Native Applications - An Introductory Guide

Companies across industries are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy IT applications and services faster and with far greater efficiency. Traditional enterprise application development falls short since it is not efficient and speedy. IT and business leaders are keen to take advantage of cloud computing as it offers businesses cost savings, scalability at the touch of a button, and flexibility to respond quickly to change.

A FinServ Charming Legend - Automating application deployment and management

This session explores how charmed operators help streamline the deployment and Day-2 ops of Legend platform. Goldman Sachs had open sourced its internally developed Legend data management platform into FINOS. Legend is an end-to-end data platform that handles the full data lifecycle used across pricing, risk and reporting business function for FS organisations. It allows companies to build data-driven applications and insightful business intelligence dashboards.

VMworld 2021: Automation, Elastic Edge, And The Increasing Importance Of User Experience

During this year's VMworld, we announced that our solution Catchpoint Digital Experience Monitoring is now also available for purchase on VMware Marketplace. It is easier than ever for our customers to access, deploy, and start using Catchpoint solutions to realize and achieve their business goals.


Working with external data, a look at classfiltercsv()

When working with CFEngine, it’s common to hear advice about separating data from policy. Separating data from policy allows for separation of concerns, delegation of responsibilities and integration with other tooling. Each organization is different, and a strategy that works well in one environment may not work as well in a similar environment of another organization, so CFEngine looks to provide various generic ways to leverage external data.


DNS filtering: What is it and why do companies use it?

The Domain Name System (DNS) makes it possible for users to access websites using domain names, like wikipedia.org, in place of nine-digit IP addresses. Due to its ubiquitous nature, DNS can be used to block access to selected websites, which is commonly known as DNS filtering. Many companies see security and productivity benefits from implementing this strategy where appropriate. Read on as we explore some of the key details around how DNS filtering works and how it can be beneficial.

Building out the Open RAN ecosystem for end-to-end cloud structure deployments at scale

Connectivity is often a key priority for operators today. But in the race towards better connectivity, they tend to forget that there’s a tremendous amount of money in the services that run over top (OTT). In a world that’s rapidly moving towards #5G, service impact should be as big a priority as connectivity. #5G E2E is up and running already, and early adopters of open solutions and #cloudnative are winning in the market. Operators need to learn how to develop specifically for OTT services so they can monetize them faster. Waiting won’t help!

We Just Gave $154,999.89 to Open Source Maintainers

Sentry is an open source company. We started out in 2008 as a small open source side project, and we grew within the community for years before commercializing in 2012. We’ve worked hard to keep our full product as open source as possible, while scaling as a business. Considering our commitment to open source, we are grateful to be able to give back to the community (and what better time than during Hacktoberfest, amirite?). (P.S.


Observability trends 2021

Observability has gained a lot of momentum and is now rightly a central component of the microservices landscape: It’s an important part of the cloud native world where you may have many microservices deployed on a production Kubernetes cluster, and a need to monitor these microservices keeps rising. In production, quickly finding failures and fixing them is crucial. As the name suggests, observability plays an important role in this failure discovery.


Leading Kubernetes Management Tools For 2022

Kubernetes is the leading container-orchestration tool that was open-sourced in 2014 by Google and has helped engineers across the globe to significantly lower their cost of cloud computing ever since. Kubernetes also provides a resilient framework for deploying applications. Kubernetes management tools are quickly becoming essential to those that wish to monitor their containers on an ongoing basis, test, export and create intuitive dashboards.


A look inside how the Prometheus Conformance Program works and why it's important

Prometheus is the industry standard in cloud native metric monitoring with hundreds of thousands of installations, millions of users, and billions in market value. Speaking as a member of the Prometheus team, we have seen the project become a victim of its own success. While most people may be using Prometheus, not everybody is following the same operating standards.


Configuring Kibana for OAuth

Kibana is the most popular open-source analytics and visualization platform designed to offer faster and better insights into your data. It is a visual interface tool that allows you to explore, visualize, and build a dashboard over the log data massed in Elasticsearch clusters. An Elasticsearch cluster contains many moving parts. These clusters need modern authentication mechanisms and they require security controls to be configured to prevent unauthorized access.


Getting Started with Telegraf

Telegraf is a plugin-driven agent for collecting, processing, aggregating and writing metrics and events. Telegraf ships as a single binary with no external dependencies that runs with a minimal footprint and a plugin system that supports many popular services. Telegraf is used to collect metrics from the system it runs on, applications, remote IoT devices and many other inputs. Telegraf can also capture data from event-driven operations.


Announcing the Preview of Splunk APM's AlwaysOn Profiling

For application developers and service owners who build and troubleshoot modern enterprise software, resolving production issues requires identifying poor performance across multiple networks, operating systems, servers, configs, and third party dependencies. When the problem is the code itself, code profiling helps identify service bottlenecks by periodically taking CPU snapshots, or call stacks, from a runtime environment.


DevOps: 3 skills needed to support its future in the enterprise

If you’re aiming for continuous improvement with your DevOps effort, prioritize these skills. They’re critical to helping teams conquer cultural and technology challenges It’s no longer a question of if organizations need DevOps, but rather when they should adopt it, according to the DevOps Institute Upskilling 2021 report.


5 Things to Check Out in Ubuntu Impish Indri

Last week, we celebrated the Ubuntu 21.10 release on the Ubuntu On Air channel, where a wide range of guests discussed their Impish Indri highlights as well as some thoughts for the future. Today we thought we would share ours! For Linux desktop users, Impish Indri contains a number of new features plus a preview or two for you to try out ahead of our LTS release next year with 22.04. So here are our top 5 must try for Ubuntu Desktop 21.10.


Metrics for improved Docker container management and performance

When running a cloud service, it’s never good for customers to be the first people noticing an issue. It happened to our customers over the course of a few months, and we began to accumulate a series of reports of unpredictable start-up times for Docker jobs. At first the reports were rare, but the frequency began to increase. Jobs with high parallelism were disproportionately represented in the reports.


Better, Not Just More, is the True Network Goal

In modern communications networks the demand for more speed and more capacity to drive ever more advanced services has been at the heart of network development – especially in the mobile space. Even the generational numbers hint at the increases – 3G, 4G, 5G - every change indicating an increase, every change indicating something that is somehow bigger and better. And, of course, the impression created is largely correct.

Automated Diagnostics for Incident Response Demo

Learn about how you can speed up resolution times with Automated Diagnostics. Automate away as much manual toil as possible to increase team productivity so teams can work more productively. Learn about how teams across the organization can embrace workflows that help to diagnose and remediate incidents.

Runbook Automation: Rundeck Service Ownership Demo

Learn how PagerDuty Runbook Automation enables developers and service owners to equip other engineers, such as operations engineers or other developers with mechanisms to help them support their services. Service owners can allow other team members to help them in supporting their services via automated runbooks that enable others to apply short term fixes–reducing escalation to service owners.

DBAle 37: Neuro (just not name) diversity

Your usual Chris duo becomes a trio, as they welcome Friend of Redgate and autism spectrum self-advocate, Chris Voss. Only our 2nd ever guest Chris on the show, he joins us to demystify the myths of neurodiversity, its meaning, influence, and prevalence within the IT sector. Things get a little hazy as our Chris trinity start on the beer, but they keep IT relevant talking cloud, widgets, and acronyms. So, grab yourself a beer and join the Chris trifecta – cheers.

Why Your Enterprise Needs a GRC Solution

It’s a fact of life, enterprises are facing a growing onslaught of risk every day. Risk is everywhere, from the most visible ransomware attacks to the more subtle changing and growing technology landscape that introduces new challenges. According to a recent article, ransomware attacks have already increased by over 93% since the beginning of 2021.


Modernizing Your IT Operations with a Secure Foundation

This is the first of a four-part security blog series covering why ScienceLogic is listed in the DoDIN APL catalog, what this means for monitoring critical IT infrastructure, and why APL certification is relevant for all organizations. Part one is all about trust and transparency—foundations for a secure platform.


Workload access control: Securely connecting containers and Kubernetes with the outside world

Containers have changed how applications are developed and deployed, with Kubernetes ascending as the de facto means of orchestrating containers, speeding development, and increasing scalability. Modern application workloads with microservices and containers eventually need to communicate with other applications or services that reside on public or private clouds outside the Kubernetes cluster. However, securely controlling granular access between these environments continues to be a challenge.


How it all began... - StackState's origin story

It’s 2014. A major Dutch bank is struggling with performance problems in highly visible customer-facing applications. These performance problems are proving to be incredibly difficult to resolve. It’s not that there’s no monitoring data that could potentially help. In fact, there’s tons of it, all nicely displayed in pretty dashboard after pretty dashboard.


Why cybersecurity should be your top priority as an MSP

The new year is just around the corner, meaning we’ll be ringing in 2022 before we know it. So how did your MSP fair in 2021? Did you achieve the sales and revenue goals you set? Net new customer acquisition continues to be the #1 challenge facing MSPs today. And because most businesses already have an MSP they are using, the struggle is real. So the test becomes, how can I set myself apart?

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Enterprise Service Management (How To Leverage Software)

Enterprise service management is all about applying the power of technology across every corner of an organization to improve performance and optimize for efficiency. With more cloud-based solutions on the market than ever before, there has never been a better time to start investing in enterprise service management solutions for your organization. Leveraging enterprise service management software is critical to ensuring your operation is firing on all cylinders. If you want to see your organization become more effective at quickly meeting the needs of customers, ESM software is going to play a pivotal role in making this possible. It has the potential to unite your workforce and get everyone on the same page.


Optimize your end user experience with a synthetic monitoring strategy

The digitalization of the end user experience is leading to increasingly rapid changes for both customers and business owners alike. Customers demand and depend on fast, reliable web services whether for informational purposes or to conduct e-commerce transactions. That’s why regardless of the device that is used, slow digital experiences aren’t easily forgiven. If they happen often enough, they will reflect poorly on your brand and will eventually impact your bottom line.


The easiest ways to increase page speed on your website

Page speed is one of the most important factors in judging the performance of an individual webpage. This is a performance evaluation that is made not just by the user visiting your website, but by search engines as well. In recent years, consumers have come to expect virtually instantaneous results from their devices, and of the websites, they visit.


Digital experience and digital experience platforms, defined

Usually, people want a seamless experience when they interact with any organization. Whether a B2B or B2C interaction, the expectation is the same. In our world today, it's nearly impossible to interact with an organization without using technology. When a person interacts with an organization via a digital medium, it can be termed digital experience.


Installing Additional Modules in the Icinga Web 2 Docker Container

The Docker images we provide for both Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2 already contain quite a number of modules. For example, the Icinga Web 2 image contains all the Web modules developed by us. But one of the main benefits of Icinga is extensibility, so you might want to use more than what is already included. This might be some third-party module or a custom in-house module.


The Podium

KPIs and Metrics are Essential Transformation Yardsticks—But So Is Experience. Although many IT leaders launch into projects with set goals, there’s no telling what sort of unexpected consequences will emerge. In episode 4 of The Change Makers podcast, you’ll see how you can plan and predict certain benefits, but several successful business outcomes arrive serendipitously. Take Lucy Hallam, Service Desk Manager at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.


Finserv open source security

The fintech ecosystem is flourishing and exciting things are happening these days at the intersection of digital technology and financial services – thanks in part to an infusion of global fintech investment that reached US$98 billion across 2,456 deals in H1’21. This far outpaces last year’s annual total of $121.5 billion across 3,520 deals.


Hybrid Multi-Cloud Demands Holistic Observability

As I said before, Speed is King. Business requirements for applications and architecture change all the time, driven by changes in customer needs, competition, and innovation and this only seems to be accelerating. Application developers must not be the blocker to business. We need business changes at the speed of life, not at the speed of software development.


Jelastic PaaS is Now Available in China via CloudRaft Service Provider

Jelastic multi-cloud Platform-as-a-Service software, a product division of Virtuozzo, is now available in China through the partnership with CloudRaft, a Shanghai-based scientific computing service provider. The launched PaaS, implemented by CloudRaft in collaboration with Jelastic, is a container-based bioinformatics computing platform. It provides researchers with a one-click deployment of multiple bioinformatics analysis tools including R, Python, bioconda and Galaxy.


Incident Management Metrics That Matter - 2021

What are the Key Incident Management metrics/ KPI ‘s? How important is it to track Your Team’s Performance? If you are not doing so already the time is right to get your finger on the pulse by better understanding and managing your organizations incident management key metrics. How a company manages IT Incidents matters and most importantly the process has the power to impact sales – recent studies indicate 52% of U.S.


How to Start a Hosting Company in 2021: Server, WHMCS, TLD

The forced transition of all business forms to remote work has created a high demand for hosting. To survive in the new conditions, even small coffee shops create their own web pages using the services of hosting providers or B2B eCommerce hosting platforms. Meanwhile, certain technical features of hosting do not allow one company to monopolize this relatively new services market. All this makes hosting service providing a promising form of business to this day.


How Honeycomb Is Using $50M in New Funding to Bring Observability to All

Today, we announced that Honeycomb has raised $50M in Series C funding, in a round led by Insight Partners and joined by all existing investors from our Series B. We’re using this investment to support the growth of our customers and community, ensure the benefits of observability can be realized by all engineering teams, and expand the ways we can better serve you.


Top 13 Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) Tools

The role and responsibilities of a site reliability engineer (SRE) may vary depending on the size of the organization. For the most part, a site reliability engineer is focused on multiple tasks and projects at one time, so for most SREs, the various tools they use reflect their eve-evolving responsibilities. A typical SRE is busy automating, cleaning up code, upgrading servers, and continually monitoring dashboards for performance, etc., so they are going to see more tools in that toolbelt.

Demystifying the complexity of cloud-native 5G network functions deployment using Robin CNP

Some of the key requirements as operators deploy #telecom data centers include managing their NFs in a cloud-native world to achieve low-latency and high throughput for #5G applications, meeting scalability targets, achieving bare-metal performance without virtualization overheads, and so on. Robin’s #CloudNative Platform solves various challenges associated with #5G CNF deployments, along with delivering the convenience of zero touch automation, multi-cloud portability, and hyperscale orchestration.

Nightmare on AWS street: mistakes we made and overcoming challenges of starting out with serverless

Tobi started building on AWS in 2018 for a big migration project for a very well-known German car manufacturer. Here's what he's learned from his mistakes from first starting out, which of his assumptions about building on serverless held true, and what came as a complete surprise? Learn more about building on serverless on our blog.

The Chip Supply Conundrum Continues with No End in Sight

As the semiconductor chip shortage drags on, allegations and concerns continue to surface about chip stockpiling. The Biden administration continues to face resistance from lawmakers and executives in Taiwan and South Korea, further complicating efforts to resolve bottlenecks in the global chip supply that continues to plague industries from automobiles to consumer electronics.


Delivering Experience-First VDI - Q&A w/ Teodor Olteanu (Flutter Entertainment)

Desktop Virtualization solutions aren’t new to today’s organizations; countless IT teams have implemented some form of virtualization to provide better and more consistent experiences to employees. But during the rise of remote and hybrid working, virtualization has become even more ubiquitous. We recently sat down with Teodor Olteanu, Senior Delivery Manager, Workplace Technology Engineering at Flutter Entertainment, a leading global sports betting, gaming and entertainment organization.


Announcing LogDNA Agent 3.3 GA: Improved Performance for Linux Support

We’re excited to announce the general availability of the LogDNA Agent 3.3, which introduces Linux and ARM64 support to our Rust Agent. This new support in our Rust Agent provides improved performance and enables a few features previously only available for our Kubernetes customers, such as various configurations within the Agent and the ability to run as a non-root user. Additionally, we have added in Prometheus Metrics that help provide insights into your Agent.


New Messaging Service drives end-to-end employee and customer experiences

The new world of hybrid work requires creative ways to engage with customers and employees no matter where they’re located. To answer that call, we’ve launched the ServiceNow Messaging Service to provide a seamless experience from issue to resolution. Built on integration with the Twilio platform, ServiceNow Messaging Service makes it easy for ServiceNow users to integrate SMS and WhatsApp into digital workflows using the Now Platform.


11 Vital Metrics And Tools For SaaS Reporting

Successful SaaS companies know that they can't rely on gut feelings alone to make business decisions. Data helps them uncover patterns, trends, opportunities, and potential gaps in their strategy that can give them a competitive advantage. Yet, simply collecting metrics can often give you a lot of data to analyze with little insight into what to do next.


Our friends were hit by an impossible cyberstorm. It's time we all change.

A common cliché in cybersecurity is, it’s not a question of if you get attacked, but when. We witnessed this firsthand when our former parent company was part of a major attack last year. While N-able products weren’t affected, it was difficult to watch friends and colleagues deal with the aftermath of an event of that magnitude.

OnPage Clinical Communication and Collaboration Platform

Modern healthcare teams require a modern solution to streamline clinical communications and medical workflows. In life and death situations, it’s critical that physicians receive immediate alerts and messages to provide patient care promptly. OnPage is the industry’s most trusted clinical communications platform. OnPage is more reliable and secure than traditional pagers. The system enables care teams to easily communicate and achieve maximum patient satisfaction.

Manage Financial Risk & Fraud with Dynamics 365

If you have a business, security risks, particularly risks regarding privacy and data protection are unavoidable. Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions provide vital functions to allow the creation and maintenance of a risk management plan effectively. Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection is designed to effectively protect against fraud to improve the transactional experience of both merchants and customers. It offers agility and gives capabilities to businesses to apply adaptive artificial intelligence and operational research to millions of required assessments.

How to monitor a Ceph cluster using Grafana Cloud

Here at Grafana Labs, when we’re building integrations for Grafana Cloud, we’re often thinking about how to help users get started on their observability journeys. We like to focus some of our attention on the different technologies you might come across along the way. That way, we can share our tips on the best ways to interact with them while you’re using Grafana products.


Announcing Spot Security: Safeguard your cloud with continuous, automated security

The cloud not only ushered in a different way of developing and deploying software, but it also introduced a fundamentally different security reality, presenting new challenges to teams responsible for keeping environments secure. Designed to be dynamic, cloud environments can be in a near-constant state of change, with infrastructure resources spun up and down multiple times a day to support cloud applications.


Optimized, high performing clusters with Elastigroup's Intelligent Traffic Flow

When companies use Elastigroup, Spot by NetApp’s cloud compute platform, they’re able to operate the most efficient, reliable infrastructure at the lowest possible cost. Elastigroup’s core features automate infrastructure management and optimize cloud resources, delivering up to 90% savings on cloud costs.


Stateful support in Elastigroup for Azure

When running stateful applications in the cloud, it’s more likely you’ll find them using pay-as-you-go VMs, which will stay up and running throughout the application’s lifetime. On the other hand, using pay-as-you-go VMs typically cost a lot more than spot ones. As these applications grow, so too does the cloud bill and finding ways to optimize costs is becoming a strategic goal.


The Principles of DevSecOps

As a Solution Architect here at xMatters, an Everbridge Company, and through my 30-year career in the IT industry, I’ve seen many frameworks offering bold new ideas. CMMI, ITIL, Prince 2, Agile, Scrum, and most recently, DevOps. These frameworks come and go, offering huge improvements in the way we deliver and manage our IT capabilities, but never lasting long enough to act on those promises.

Enterprise Kubernetes use cases: 4 real-world stories

There are common patterns and best practices across different verticals to be successful with Kubernetes adoption and everything starts with setting the appropriate business goals. Canonical is helping businesses in various industries, such as Telco, FinServ, Human Resources and the public sector to define the right cloud native strategy and implement a fully open source solution tailored to their needs.

Bulletproofing Your Kubernetes Build

Most containers, pods, and namespaces in Kubernetes and OpenShift have been deployed with incorrect CPU and memory resource specifications. It isn’t just suboptimal DevOps—it’s dangerous from a service delivery perspective. Watch and see how managing capacity operationally prevents pods from swallowing unused capacity, frees nodes, and keeps the OOM killer away. This bulletproof strategy for maximizing utilization continuously integrates the optimal resources into the source code controlling your nodes and clusters.

SRE vs. DevOps: What Are the Differences and How Can They Work Together?

The growing importance of technology in business success has forced practically all companies to hire competent, experienced IT professionals. As technology ecosystems become increasingly complex, organizations need a broader range of professionals to focus on tasks like product development, troubleshooting, and customer services. SRE and DevOps have emerged as two of the most critical approaches to success.


FluxCD and GitOps in the Enterprise

Flux is a CNCF based open source stack of tools. Flux focuses on making it possible to keep Kubernetes clusters and cloud-native applications in sync with external resources and definitions hosted in environments such as GitHub. Implementing tools like FluxCD should enable you to achieve results such as: The results above can bring obvious benefits, and many teams are adopting FluxCD as their tool of choice for GitOps.


Auto-Instrumenting Python Apps with OpenTelemetry

In this tutorial, we will go through a working example of a Python application auto-instrumented with OpenTelemetry. To keep things simple, we will create a basic “Hello World” application using Flask, instrument it with OpenTelemetry’s Python client library to generate trace data and send it to an OpenTelemetry Collector. The Collector will then export the trace data to an external distributed tracing analytics tool of our choice.

Making CI/CD Work with Serverless

As a developer, serverless lets you concentrate on what you do best: building your product. What happens when we want to implement a CI/CD flow with the serverless mindset? A supercharged CI/CD flow. In this webinar, AWS Serverless Hero and Lumigo VP Engineering Efi Merdler-Kravitz presents Lumigo’s own journey in building a 100% serverless CI/CD pipeline.

Who is Ribbon

You May Not Know Our Brand, But You Know Us Our heritage precedes us, but it does not define us — rather it guides us to develop reliable network solutions and to continually innovate. The Ribbon family has grown over the years bringing together the best talent in our industry. Our team’s innovative drive and deep engagement is vital to your success -- and ours.

A developer's guide to programatically overcome fear of failure

People are more than happy to talk about their successes, but if you ask them about their failures, they can be much more hesitant to share. Failure is a subject that, interestingly enough, is entangled with the emotion of shame. Yet it’s integral to achieving anything novel, and the learnings that come from failure are unparalleled. So, let’s find ways to get more comfortable with failing, and figure out why people fear it.

Who Moved My Code?

We’re excited to launch our new integration with GitHub that supports GitHub Enterprise Server customers. This allows companies using GitHub Enterprise on their own domains to access key features in Rollbar that help developers fix errors faster. GitHub Enterprise offers a fully integrated development platform for organizations to accelerate software innovation and secure delivery.

How to use metrics scopes in Cloud Monitoring

You've got Cloud Monitoring all set up in your project - but what do you do if you need to manage multiple projects and unify monitoring across them? In this episode of Engineering for Reliability, we look at Cloud Monitoring metrics scopes and show you how to use them to monitor multiple Cloud projects. Watch to learn how to use the Cloud Console to manage Metrics Scopes, view metrics from resources in multiple projects, and automate configurations using the API!

JFrog Cold Artifact Storage: Retention Policies for Your Binaries

With the trend towards smaller but more frequent software releases, your binaries and artifacts keep accumulating faster. Our enterprise customers each maintain an average of 20 million unique artifacts, adding 130% more each year. Eventually, a clutter of outdated binaries forms, and fInding the binaries you need becomes unwieldy, difficult, and confusing. Over time, your artifact repository’s performance can suffer from degradation.


Jab on the job: Pandemic response is changing the role of employers

Small and large businesses alike are looking toward the future and are hoping for the economy to reopen as quickly and smoothly as possible. High vaccination rates will be key. The world’s biggest workflow challenge to convert vaccines into vaccinations has brought employers to the front line to drive the pandemic response effort. With more employers and governments now requiring employee vaccinations as a condition of work or office reentry, employee access to vaccines will become critical.


Microsoft Co-Sell Ready | M365 Monitor for Azure

NiCE has achieved the Microsoft Co-Sell Ready status with its Microsoft 365 Service monitoring solutions for Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Exchange. Microsoft’s global network of internal and partner executives utilizes the Microsoft Co-Sell Ready status to identify Microsoft accredited solutions. Co-Sell Ready partners are a selected group of software vendors meeting Microsoft technical and business standards delivering optimized and secured solutions.

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Australia (Oceania): Have You Checked Your DNS Performance Lately?

Any organization with an online presence understands the importance of its website. That’s why companies invest thousands of dollars in design, user interface (UI) development, and site optimization. But that’s only part of the puzzle. Your website or online application can have all the bells and whistles, but if you aren’t fully optimizing your DNS, you’re losing money—plain and simple.


Use these metrics to get the most out of your engineering team

I’ve been leading software teams for more than 20 years and one thing I’ve learned about metrics is that leaders tend to put too much emphasis on engineering metrics alone, without considering the bigger picture. After speaking to a range of engineering industry leaders, and poring over millions of jobs processed from software teams worldwide, we found that the most insightful and relevant metrics fall into three categories: What metrics are meaningful for your team to measure?


A CISO's Guide to Log Managment for Cybersecurity

In today’s highly interconnected worlds, CISOs face a dual challenge: protecting data and reporting to the Board of Directors. Log management has long been a tool in the CISO’s back pocket, helping gain insight into potential security issues. However, the rise of cloud-based infrastructures changes this, making log management increasingly difficult.