Sending custom metrics to Datadog allows you to monitor important data specific to your business and applications, such as latency, dollars per customer, items bought, or trips taken. And tags are key to being able to slice and dice these custom metrics to quickly find the information you need. But collecting enough custom metrics to have complete visibility can be cost prohibitive. For example, you might run microservices instrumented across thousands of containers.
At FlashDrive.io we use every day and love modern static websites frameworks like Gatsby, Hugo, Jekyll, and more. Gatsby, for its huge community and user base, is the first framework to have a complete build add-on developed on FlashDrive and we love playing with Gatsby every day (some of us are even a little too more invested in the project... we love you E, but get back to work!!). What's also great with Gatsby is that it comes with a large set of plugins to connect with various CMS.
IT professionals love their metaphors. From “pets vs. cattle” to “post mortems” to “fog computing” and beyond, practitioners tend to use analogies to shape the way they think about complex technical topics. Here’s another analogy: Log looms.
I recently wrote about the importance of logging and how developers often overlook it in the software development process. Now that you’re convinced that you should be logging throughout the SDLC, it’s time to choose a reliable and dedicated log management platform.
Logz.io is a SaaS (software as a service) provider with an observability offering made up of various managed open source technologies. These technologies include the Elastic Stack for logging and SIEM (security information and event management), Prometheus, for monitoring, and Jaeger for tracing. The company positions itself as an alternative to the Elastic Stack (or ELK Stack), which is made up of Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Beats.
OpenStack vs AWS is a discussion that almost every organisation must conduct when adopting a cloud strategy. This is because OpenStack and AWS are undoubtedly some of the most popular cloud technologies in both public and private cloud space. While AWS is the most popular commercial cloud platform, OpenStack remains its most popular open source equivalent. Both have their own pros and cons. But which one is better for you?
IT teams are always under pressure to save money where they can, but doing so isn’t easy. Learn how one company was able to make practical IT wins that ultimately saved significant productivity loss and protected their bottom line.
Over the past few years, cloud computing has enabled agile, dynamic management of software and hardware components, on-demand. Nowadays, we can define our desired infrastructure in as little as a few lines of code, and we can provision real servers on cloud providers like AWS or Azure. Terraform is an open-source infrastructure-as-code (IaC) tool that has become the de facto solution for provisioning one aspect of those components.