We are proud of our many customers and users around the globe that trust Icinga for critical infrastructure monitoring. That´s why we´re now showcasing some of these enterprises with their Success stories. It´s stories from companies or organizations just like yours, of any size and different kinds of industries. Some of them are our long-standing customers, others have just recently profited from migrating from another solution to Icinga.
We maintain a highly optimised browser automation stack in order to provide the most stable environment for our customers to run their Selenium scripts in. Our goal is to deliver the best user experience for writing and maintaining a synthetic script and configuring the browser environments it runs in. The synthetic monitor data we produce is used for simulating website processes such as form-based authentication, eCommerce transactions, and regulatory checks.
You’ve probably seen the term AIOps appear as the subject of an article or talk recently, and there’s a reason. AIOps is merging DevOps principles with Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Machine Learning. It provides visibility into performance and system data on a massive scale, automating IT operations through multi-layered platforms while delivering real-time analytics.
Most Apache Spark users overlook the choice of an S3 committer (a protocol used by Spark when writing output results to S3), because it is quite complex and documentation about it is scarce. This choice has a major impact on performance whenever you write data to S3. On average, a large portion of Spark jobs are spent writing to S3, so choosing the right S3 committer is important for AWS Spark users.
As companies move more applications into the cloud, and package them into containers, environments become more complex with limited visibility. While infrastructure is abstracted away as much of it is delivered by the hyperscalers, this creates an opaqueness that makes it hard to control costs and understand resource utilization. As a result, many companies are experiencing high cloud bills and lots of cloud waste.
In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Flux query language to enrich time series data stored in InfluxDB by combining it with metadata stored in a relational database.
Moving large amounts of data to the cloud can be arduous and time-consuming. A cloud migration would take years if engineers manually moved data from assessment through mobilization and migration phases. An effective cloud migration also requires adequate data encryption, fast data transfer speeds, and constant monitoring. Migrating workloads to AWS requires you to monitor costs in real-time as well to avoid overspending.
Every business is different, and every IT environment has its own set of challenges. Customized SCOM Management Packs are created to meet the monitoring and automation requirements of your company's critical applications. OpsLogix offers a wide range of off-the-shelf monitoring products, but for companies working with niche applications, these are not always applicable.
I often have discussions with N-able partners who need help capturing data for either regular reporting or just to have when a customer asks for it. Often people will use a tool like BrightGauge to pull data from their RMM platform and generate dashboards and reports. However, these can be overly complex if you only need to capture the data so you have it and can act upon it. What I regularly recommend is that you create a monitoring script to capture just the data that is needed.
Setting up an HTTP interface to a database can be a lot of work. Read on to see how PostgREST makes it quick and simple to provide RESTful access to PostgreSQL®.
For many years, system uptime was the primary measure of reliability, especially when the most popular method of running software was on bare metal, on-premises servers. If a server was shutdown, rebooted, or otherwise became unavailable, downtime was expected until a system administrator could manually restart it.
Thomas Stringer has a couple of great blog posts on how to understand your Azure monitoring costs and also on how to reduce your costs, see Azure Monitor Log Analytics too Expensive? Part 2 – Save Some Money | Thomas Stringer (trstringer.com). In the past I’ve blogged on How to calculate the Azure Monitor and Log Analytics costs associated with AVD (not an easy task!).
Unlike traditional IT Ops, the role of the SRE isn’t simply focused on finding and solving technical problems. The big win for today’s SREs is supporting the organization’s strategic innovation initiatives. With the appropriate observability capabilities, it’s possible to quantify the value that software infrastructure contributes to this innovation effort.
This blog outlines how the ScienceLogic SL1 platform kick starts your automation journey with automated workflows – your next step toward AIOps.
Disk space availability in servers is crucial. Applications that run on these servers save log files and write data to a database that is also installed on the server; if there isn’t enough disc space, the application may not work properly and may crash. Monitoring disc space is critical for IT administrators to maintain server performance and network availability by preventing a sudden and unexpected lack of server disc space.
In today’s world, data is collected at mind-boggling rates. People of all ages and backgrounds are almost constantly interacting with technology, allowing access to their names, ages, locations, content preferences and more.
Toward the end of each year, tens of thousands make the journey to Las Vegas to participate in AWS re:Invent. AWS re:Invent has been the seminal conference for cloud-focused engineers since 2012, offering a space where the global cloud computing community can share and learn the latest insights and solutions.
When downtime strikes any distributed software deployment or platform, it’s all hands on deck until the lights are green and service is restored. This process, from the recognition of a problem to a deployed solution, has most commonly been defined as MTTR — mean time to resolution. In just the last few years, DevOps and site reliability (SRE) professionals have developed sophisticated new models for how they work and audit their successes.
Network monitoring is a continious analysis of a network to detect and correct any performance issues. Network monitoring involves collecting network statistics to determine the quality of services offered by the network. With tools like Icinga, it’s possible to monitor hardware and software in your network. Espacially in the pandemic when many employees work from home, it’s good to have a tool which checks the network permanently.
“I have been doing this for 20+ years and have been using literally every product out there. Derdack is unique at how issues are addressed and communicated out because of the seamless integration, maturity and flexibility of the platform. Working with Derdack has been a game changer for us and helped us to do more with less.” Jeff Postolowski, Director Information Technology Services, Bridgeport Public School District
What’s the first thing most people do when they’re unhappy with a business? Take to social media to complain about it. Observing those comments – otherwise known as “user sentiment observability” – gives you a head’s up as to when problems become big enough to impact user experience. How can you monitor that voice of the customer? And why is it important to do so? Let’s take a deeper look at the issues.
Selecting the best sentry alternatives for error monitoring is likely to be difficult. It might be difficult to sort between the features, benefits, and drawbacks of many software companies and sellers. Let's talk about how to make this process easier by looking at the eight best alternatives to Sentry. Sentry is open-source application performance and error-tracking tool that allows developers to track and fix errors in real-time.
One of the most fundamental concepts in any relational database management system (RDBMS), such as SQL Server, is the transaction. During my consulting career, I've seen many performance problems caused by developers not understanding how transactions work in SQL Server. In this tutorial, I'll explain what transactions are, why they're necessary, and how they work in SQL Server.
Since the 90s, when you run a company in the Healthcare industry in the US market, you must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. Some of the security rules are directly linked to how you operate your organization, the others how you manage your application data for your customers. This article will walk you through what to consider on AWS to be HIPAA compliant in 2022.
2021 was the year of hybrid work. An interesting year full of hope and thoughtfulness, 2021 saw increased office-based collaborations complementing our diverse remote workforce. Through this, we sought to look within to sort our processes and deliver what it takes to ensure the best monitoring experience for our customers worldwide. Here is a quick recap of the APM features we rolled out last year and a brief note on our plans for 2022.
The goal of Mattermost Playbooks is to help teams consistently orchestrate any and all recurring workflows. A Playbook is a prescribed, repeatable process that a team has agreed on and formalized as a collaborative checklist saved on their Mattermost server. We at Mattermost use Playbooks for incident collaboration, customer onboarding, and product releases, along with many other complex processes.
With software supply chain attacks on the rise, implementing DevSecOps best practices in an air gapped environment is a must. In an effort to secure an organization’s internal network, there is an increasing trend of separating the internal network from the external one. Essentially creating an enclosed and disconnected environment from the public internet. An air gapped solution provides stricter security requirements, but that’s not enough.
If you’re a SCOM Admin these are the questions you should be asking yourself when it comes to measuring your monitoring success! So, here’s how to tackle these challenges and get the best out of SCOM.
Splunk TV lets you easily display your data on the big screen to visualize and monitor what’s going on in your business. Splunk TV is optimized for a hands-off experience, with slideshows and automatic scrolling so you can display the most important metrics securely and easily. We’re happy to announce that in addition to Classic (Simple XML) dashboards, we now support Studio Dashboards and IT Service Intelligence Glass Tables.
Networks are the backbone of inter-communications within computer systems and applications. When networks go down or experience any interruption of service, the impact is widely felt and can result in significant service disruptions and lost revenue. This is why network monitoring is mission critical for organizations. Visibility into network performance is key to ensuring that network engineering teams can be more proactive and identify problems before those issues cause outages.
One of the most important phrases of DevOps practices is “Test early, test often.” It’s crucial to perform functional testing early with unit tests and integration tests. But it’s equally important to perform non-functional testing. That means you should have performance tests. As markets become more saturated with each passing day, you no longer have the luxury to postpone performance testing until all features are developed.
When an alert fires from your applications, your team needs to know as soon as possible to mitigate any user-facing issues. Customers with complex operating environments rely on incident management or related services to organize and coordinate their responses to issues. They need the flexibility to route alert notifications to platforms or services in the formats that they can accept.
The uniqueness of each organization in the enterprise IT space creates interesting challenges in how they need to handle alerts. With many commercial tools in the IT Service Management (ITSM) market, and lots of custom internal tools, we equip teams with tools that are both flexible and powerful. This post is for Google Cloud customers who want to deliver Cloud Monitoring alert notifications to third-party services that don’t have supported notification channels.
Cyberattacks have become more pervasive globally, evolving quickly in sophistication and scale, and are now more lucrative than ever for cybercriminals. Not only has The Everywhere Workplace extended the cyber risk and threat landscape—especially for data privacy and its protection—but a lot of Agile software developers, many of whom lack any DevSecOps process, are publishing untested or poorly tested software that can be exploited as zero-days by criminal gangs.
The massive shift to remote work makes managing endpoint security more critical and challenging. Yes, people were already using their own devices for work. However, the rise in phishing attacks during the COVID pandemic shows that all endpoint devices are at a higher risk than before. Plus, more companies are moving toward zero-trust security models. For a successful implementation, you need to secure your endpoints.
We know that you value collaboration. That’s why we share incident reviews and learnings—because we believe the entire community benefits by working together transparently. In the spirit of working better together, we invited ecosystem partners from ApolloGraph, Cloudflare, LaunchDarkly, and PagerDuty to present at Honeycomb Developer Week, a three-day event filled with snackable, time-efficient learning sessions to help you uplevel your observability skills.
The promise of robots integrating into our everyday lives has long been on the minds of forward-thinkers and visionaries. Perhaps none were quite as bold in their future predictions as American chemist and Nobel Laureate Glenn T. Seaborg, who envisioned a 21st century in which every home would not only have its own robot, but also an intelligent species of animals that could help with household chores.
Like many business leaders, you may be wondering if you’re getting the most out of your technology investments and if there are things you can do to gain efficiency. Many organizations have taken steps toward optimization to reap the rewards of: In fact, 35% of organizations have made significant or very significant progress toward optimizing risk management and cybersecurity, according to a global survey of 900 senior business leaders by ServiceNow and ThoughtLab.
Consulting business models can make or break the success of firms. Before you decide on a business model for your consulting firm, consider the following questions: The right professional services business model will support scalability and profitability. If you're actively considering business consulting models and find yourself at a crossroads, this is the perfect article for you to read. A consulting firm's business model can determine the trajectory of the organization.
Have you ever felt limited or “locked into” a fixed SaaS subscription plan? Have you ever been forced into a Sales call only to struggle with the decision – and costs – of upgrading to a higher plan tier to add incremental features or usage you need? Are you subscribed to a SaaS plan today that’s chock-full of features or capabilities you’ve never used (or asked for!) – but are still paying for? If so, you’re not alone.
When the U.S. Congress passed the Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT) of 2017 as part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, it established both funding and a process intended to help bring aging federal IT systems and infrastructure up-to-date with state-of-the-art technologies common in the private sector. According to the legislation, the goals of MGT are to.
The term DevOps has taken the IT world by storm. Though every business incorporates DevOps practices differently—and even defines the term differently—doing so can offer businesses several benefits. In this article, we’ll talk about the advantages DevOps practices offer, the different parts of the organization they can help, and the future of DevOps.
Wachy is a new Linux performance debugging tool that Rubrik recently released as open source. It enables interesting new ways of understanding performance by tracing arbitrary compiled binaries and functions with no code changes. This blog post briefly outlines various performance debugging tools that we commonly use, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Then, we discuss why and how we built wachy.
Most companies take their integration infrastructure for granted. I’m talking about middleware such as IBM MQ, Kafka, Solace, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ. These form the basis of most enterprise-level businesses. One of our electronic manufacturing customers was building products worth $40K per minute. A failure in one of the factory floor’s automated systems brought manufacturing operations to a complete halt.
I hate to say this, but #Omicron is at the doorstep. According to the CDC website, there have been over 60M cases in the US so far. As a result, companies like Google and Apple are delaying returning to the office while some call the return date as now ‘history’. Although we cannot predict the nature of the virus, we have some best practices to help our customers and IT manage their employee experience in a hybrid distributed environment.
In case you missed it, Samsung Knox has verified Mobile Device Manager Plus as a Knox Validated Partner solution. This means that our EMM solution meets its business-level requirements for 2022, and that we support a wide range of features to help you get the best out of all your mobile devices that support Samsung Knox capabilities.
When a service is down, a system is failing, or a security issue is in the midst of occurring, organizations need a solid incident response process to get up and running again. Incident response isn't just for high severity, lights out incidents either; if you've rebooted your computer to fix a problem, you've been an incident responder yourself! Incidents happen, and any successful organization knows that instead of pretending that one day nothing will ever go wrong, it's far more useful to develop a comprehensive operational response plan. And to do so, you need to know what incident response is! Let's get into it.
Dell EMC Isilon is a petabyte-scale network attached storage (NAS) system that allows you to archive unstructured data. Isilon operates in a cluster to provide high availability, and you can scale up its throughput, IOPS, and storage space by adding nodes to your cluster. Isilon automatically replicates your data throughout the cluster to ensure durability and provides caching to minimize data retrieval latency.
This is a multi-part series that covers monitoring Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD). In this blog post, which is part 1 of the series, you will learn about and understand Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and how it is different from an on-premises Active Directory (AD). As technology keeps evolving, companies increasingly look to technologies like Cloud Computing to expand, modernize and stay competitive, and in doing so companies can expose themselves to risks.
Health data is notoriously difficult to collect, route, and transform. I will demonstrate how to leverage the LogStream Observability Pipeline to solve these problems and help users search their Apple Health data.
More than anything else, Kubernetes troubleshooting relies on the ability to quickly contextualize the problem with what’s happening in the rest of the cluster. As complicated as this may sound, SPEED is really the name of the game. After all, more often than not, you will be conducting your investigation under the glow of fires burning bright in production. Getting relevant context quickly and seeing things holistically is exactly what Komodor was created for.
ServiceOps is a new business technology strategy that combines IT service management (ITSM) with IT operations management (ITOM). ServiceOps is fundamentally about connecting people, processes, and technology that are dependent on one another to enable successful service delivery and make user experiences better with automation, collaboration, and visibility across traditionally fragmented departments.
Incidents happen. Things go wrong. Systems fail. Sometimes they fail in unexpected and dramatic ways that create Major Incidents. PagerDuty makes a very specific distinction between an incident and an Incident. Your organization may also make such a distinction. Determining if an incident is major or not can come down to a number of factors, or a specific combination of factors, like the number of services affected, the customer impact, and the duration of the incident.
Security is one of the most changeable landscapes in technology at the moment. With innovations, come new threats, and it seems like every week brings news of a major organization succumbing to a cyber attack. We’re seeing innovations like AI-driven threat detection and zero-trust networking continuing to be a huge area of investment. However, security should never be treated as a single plane.
Telegraf has reached the ripe old age of V1.21.2. Thanks to community feedback and contribution, there have been many features added over the years. Lately, I have seen these questions pop up. If any of these questions plague your mind, have no fear — this blog is here to help! Here are my golden rules for maintaining best practices when building your Telegraf solution.
As “the Great Resignation” continues, employee turnover remains a key challenge and source of anxiety for businesses around the world. In the U.S. alone, last November saw a record 4.53 million workers quit their jobs. But oddly, hiring teams are scrambling to fill open positions. In theory, a mass exodus of employees leaving their jobs would mean there’s an overflow of qualified candidates in the hiring market. But new research suggests that isn’t the case.
So you finally are ready to try out some of Azure’s most common and loved technologies.Well the cheap storage they provide is definitely one of them that we do. Whether you want to store your own personal files and photos, or you have a requirement from your business to quickly expand some storage, with Azure its quick and easy to setup, access and use. In this quick tutorial I will run you through just how easy it is to setup an Azure Storage Account.
As a former chief experience officer, I’ve seen just how impactful digital transformation can be. When I worked at Under Armour, we focused on our customers’ connected fitness journey, which unlocked new revenue streams and engagement opportunities. Yet, I’ve been around long enough to see my fair share of disappointments and underperforming projects. Any C-level executive will say the same.
For most SaaS companies, COGS (which stands for cost of goods sold) is used to calculate gross margin and profit. COGS is an accepted term with a specific definition under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) — and is widely used as part of calculations to gauge the health and valuation of a company. Like many accounting practices, COGS stems from the industrial era, when most businesses were concerned with the creation of physical goods.
As a software engineer, leveraging GitHub is one of those tools that transcend your personal and professional development activities. Bringing open source to the masses, GitHub is a familiar platform for many. A newer addition to the GitHub Platform is GitHub Actions which was originally a workflow engine, now expanding into CI/CD.
The CIS benchmark has hundreds of configuration recommendations, so hardening and auditing a Linux system manually can be very tedious. Every administrator of systems that need to comply with that benchmark would wish that this process is easily usable and automatable. Why is that? Manual configuration of such a large number of rules leads to mistakes – mistakes that cause not only functional problems, but may also cause security breaches.
January 17th: London, UK – Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, the world’s most popular operating system across private and public clouds, now offers the Ubuntu Security Guide tooling for compliance with the DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The new automated tooling builds on Canonical’s track record of designing Ubuntu for high security and regulated workloads, powering U.S. government agencies, prime contractors, and service providers.
Kubernetes has become a fixture in production for most IT Operations teams. The VMware “State of Kubernetes 2021 Report” shows a distinct shift towards a reliance on Kubernetes, with almost two thirds of respondents now saying they use it in production. Companies with over 500 developers are driving this adoption, with 78% reporting that they run mostly- or all-containerized workloads in production.
Hybrid and multi-cloud environments produce a boundless array of logs including application and server logs, logs related to cloud services, APIs, orchestrators, gateways and just about anything else running in the environment. Due to this high volume, logging systems may become slow and unmanageable when you urgently need them to troubleshoot an issue, and even harder to use them to get insights.
As today’s IT infrastructure becomes more complex, a continued reliance on legacy systems can become costly as IT operations get bogged down in inefficiencies and hampered by unreliability.
Monitoring is a critical part of any computer system that has been brought in to a production-ready state. No IT system exists in true isolation, and even the simplest systems interact in interesting ways with the systems “surrounding” them. Since compute time, memory, and long-term storage are all finite, it’s necessary at the very least to understand how these things are being allocated.
Sunbird’s Models Library release for January is now available: Version 3.148. Download and update to Version 3.148 to get all the most recent model data! Sunbird’s Models Library simplifies your data center asset management. The library includes detailed information—such as U space, dimensions, weight, power ports, and data ports—for over 40,000 models across over 450 manufacturers.
Judit Sharon, CEO and founder of OnPage Corporation, sits down with Healthcare Innovation to discuss how advanced, effective clinical communication systems help teams achieve ultimate patient satisfaction. How has the landscape around time-sensitive communications between and among clinicians and others in patient care delivery, evolved in the past few years?
While the global spend on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) was $50 billion in 2020 and is expected to increase to $110 billion by 2024 per an IDC report, AI/ML success has been hard to come by—and often slow to arrive when it does. There are four main impediments to successful adoption of AI/ML in the cloud-native enterprise.
Unlike physical stores and organizations that operate during set hours, the IT world never sleeps. In today’s highly connected digital environment, many believe that when an investment is made in technology, it should be accessible at all times — which is virtually impossible to guarantee. Since disruptions occur, organizations should evaluate the services needed to run operations smoothly. For example, what services are required during an IT service outage to ensure minimal disruptions?
Nick Durkin is the Field CTO and VP of Field Engineering at Harness, where he focuses on solving the technical challenges that are standing in the way of true innovation. Today, we're talking about how Harness uses AI and ML to remove the most annoying parts of your job so that you can focus on what you do best.
The process of monitoring servers and applications has undergone many transformations throughout the years. When it began, the main question was whether the server was up or down. Now, monitoring helps answer questions about the internal state of an application and infer its status (also called white box monitoring). Monitoring today's complex infrastructure systems can be just as much an art as a technical skill.
Around 30 years ago, a server was usually a standalone PC or mainframe that provided only one service. Think of a dedicated mainframe for emails, for instance. Things evolved from this to single standalone hardware that provides multiple services (email, http, ftp combined, for example) through virtual machines that can host multiple operating systems running dozens of services, and up to today, where servers are software defined and can run on anything from your washing machine to a drone.
There’s no doubt that the software development and engineering industry has become one of the fastest evolving industries in the world. This greatly affects the way things are done within the industry. The rapid change within the software industry can be said to be in an exponential form. These changes are evolving so quickly that you can measure and track them within daily timelines as compared to the growth of other industries.
The lockc project provides mandatory access controls (MAC) for container workloads. Its goal is to improve the current state of container/host isolation. The lockc team believes that container engines and runtimes do not provide enough isolation from the host, which I describe later in the “Why do we need it?” Section. In this blog post, I’ll provide an introduction to lockc, discuss why you need it and show you how to try it out for yourself.
As a result of the pandemic, we are all navigating an unpredictable mix of virtual, hybrid, and in-person conditions in our business and personal lives. This situation isn’t going away any time soon. The pandemic has prompted businesses across all industries to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives, where the cloud is critical. On-demand self-service environments provide a reason for cloud migration as cloud architectures help businesses reinvent and address uncertainties.
Many development teams start their CI/CD journey with a local build box (or six) that run their tests. In several mobile teams I worked on, for example, we had a few Mac Mini boxes with physical devices plugged in that we used for running local UI and unit tests. Eventually we migrated to a cloud-based solution, which brought us much greater stability and many new features. But moving to the cloud also meant our local hardware was obsolete.
Wondering why you should choose SRE for your organization? We will explain what it is and all the benefits it can bring to your organization. What are the benefits of SRE?
Since the start of the pandemic, many employees have been working from home, which has changed the way that companies manage their IT services. In this article, we’re running you through how you can use Obkio Network Monitoring to help IT Teams troubleshoot and solve a variety of network problems affecting users working from home.
Already a key strategic initiative, digital transformation — a catchall term for describing the implementation of new technologies, talent, and processes to improve business operations and satisfy customers — has taken on heightened importance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Catalyzed by the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 witnessed an exponential growth in digital transformation and cloud computing. According to Forbes, this growth is expected to continue in 2022. Site24x7 added more integrations and features to its cloud monitoring portfolio to keep up with the business trends and enterprise demands. Let's dive deep into Site24x7's multi-cloud monitoring releases in 2021 and shed some light on what you can expect from us in 2022.
The end-goal for a CIO adopting a Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) approach is to create a predictable, cloud-like consumption model for enterprise infrastructure. NaaS is designed to ensure that the enterprise network is state of the art and continually adopts innovations, frees the enterprise IT staff from monitoring tasks, rolls up the range of SLAs, and reduces the need for specialist skills in-house.
It's 2022 and time to predict a few things for the coming year in the cloud native ecosystem.
In distributed tracing, sampling is frequently used to reduce the number of traces that are collected and stored in the backend. This is often desirable because it is easy to produce more data than can be efficiently stored and queried. Sampling allows us to store only a subset of the total traces produced.
Load balancing means splitting up network traffic so that you can distribute it evenly across a group of backend servers. For example, if you run two web servers, both hosting a copy of the same website, then you can balance the traffic across them, sending half to one and half to the other. The goal of load balancing is to increase the availability of your website or web-based application by routing a portion of requests to each server.
Being in touch with your customers is key to any business. We at Derdack pride ourselves in being customer first when it comes to not only product enhancements and features but also support and building that customer/vendor relationship that lasts for years. We recently took a trip to Texas to visit several customers and the feedback was invaluable! We received a lot more information with a face-to-face meeting that just would not be the same if it were done virtually, like over Teams.
In a survey we conducted last year, we discovered that many enterprises overestimate their ability to optimize their hybrid cloud infrastructures. More than three-quarters of respondents gave themselves high marks for a range of capabilities. Here’s the exact breakdown of the number who rated their abilities a 4 or 5 out of 5: This sounds like great news, except there’s a problem. When we asked about how easy it is to get a global view of cloud costs, 42% said that it takes some effort.
Adopting a container-first approach represents an unrivalled opportunity for financial institutions to increase system efficiency and resource utilisation, improve security, introduce automation, and accelerate innovation. Containers offer a logical packaging tool in which applications can be decoupled from the underlying infrastructure on which they run.
Government IT administrators manage several different types of operations. There’s DevOps, which led to the creation of DevSecOps. Now, data-driven agencies are being introduced to a new operational concept: DataOps, the bridge connecting IT operations and data sciences and accelerating the use of data analytics.
Many customers have asked us how they can customize the look and feel of their public status dashboard. These pages have become a popular feature of StatusGator. In addition to notifications about the services you depend on, StatusGator provides you single page that you can publish to your users or team aggregating the status of all your services.
Companies that want to take care of their customers have to invest in a Customer Success team and define the right strategy (Thanks Rav Dhaliwal for your help here). Thinking about customer success is typically something that happens much later (too late?) after the Sales efforts. Growth pressure on startups puts effort in the sales machine to close as many customers as possible while forgetting that growth comes from the current customers. A happy customer is less likely to churn.
In the current infrastructure world, we all understand the critical importance of monitoring when it comes to running a business. Dashboards offer a single pane for a high-level view of all your resources, plus let you drill down to analyze the details. You can even customize various views of your metrics and create alarms. Different services provide their own set of dashboards.
Banking is becoming more convenient thanks to the Internet and our many connected devices, and the future of the banking industry is growing increasingly digital. Whether discussing the future of retail banking or the future of mobile banking, technology is playing a larger role in our everyday transactions. The Internet of Things (IoT) is part of this rapid evolution toward the bank of the future, and both consumers and financial institutions need to adapt to these retail and mobile banking trends.
The container orchestration service Kubernetes has taken cloud-native application hosting by storm. By automating infrastructure tasks, Kubernetes—an open-source system designed by Google—simplifies the technical work of application deployment, scaling, and management. Managed Kubernetes services take this process a step further, handling more of the management tasks so that engineers can focus more time and resources on developing apps.
The MSP sales process has experienced some serious disruption over the past couple of years as a result of the pandemic, and as we make our way through this fifth wave, it is still unclear how much more we will all have to endure. But your MSP business still needs to grow—and to grow, you need sales, so what are the top sales skills your team needs to generate success in 2022?
Imagine you're having a regular day at work, opening up your browser, double checking something for a client in that web app your team built for them, when suddenly, you see this screen: You hit refresh a few times, just to be sure. Nope. Still down. What happens next depends on how well your team has planned for incidents like this (some folks call it unplanned downtime).
At AIMS, we have invested 1000s of hours developing the feature that will change the way you monitor your digital business and technology stack - Correlation Topology. The pain that we're solving with the Correlation Topology (which some might call automated application dependency mapping and detection) is something that many enterprises and service providers are already facing.
With incredibly complex cloud architecture — that may even includes Kubernetes and multi-tenant infrastructure — organizations are finding it hard to measure and monitor the performance and cost of their cloud environments. To stay competitive, organizations should aim to be as efficient as possible — which can help companies to lower costs, increase margins, and improve cloud efficiency.
Production delays or stoppages are the bane of any manufacturer. When you’re a global automaker like Volvo, even the smallest delays can have significant ripple effects. But not even global leaders are immune to IT issues. This was the situation Volvo faced several years ago. It had a legacy DevOps monitoring solution in place for the previous 15–20 years, but that system no longer met the company’s needs. On the surface, it seems like a robust system.
Martello recently commissioned EMA to conduct an entirely independent exploration of the state of Microsoft 365 and how enterprises are managing its performance and user experience in today’s modern workplace. With special attention given to Microsoft Teams, EMA set out to gauge the criticality, impact, performance, management, challenges, and best practices of Microsoft 365.
In today’s highly competitive and volatile business environment, service outages can result in the loss of customers. Because of those high stakes, it’s imperative that companies take action to avoid outages. But how can you prevent them before they happen? Enter artificial intelligence (AI). AI and machine learning can run in the background to monitor systems and detect anomalies before humans can spot them. ServiceNow Predictive AIOps was designed with this purpose in mind.
For our Rails/Rack customers, the latest Ruby release v3.1.0 is now available. This is brand new, and Gems are still catching up, so please ensure your application works with this version locally before upgrading. For more information, see the official release notes.
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After the success of our first company-wide hackathon last June, we committed to hosting more hackathons each year. So in December, Grafana Labs invited the company to once again press pause on the daily grind and commit five days to our second hackathon. And the Grafanistas showed up: 148 staffers (almost 20% more than the last round) signed on for the week-long event that involved virtual brainstorming, collaborative coding, and creative presentations.
Insurance management software automates customer service and office management activities for insurance agencies. Many insurance agency software solutions include task management systems and cloud storage facilities, enabling team members to centralize key administrative tasks without having to navigate between multiple platforms. It’s a no-brainer for all agencies. Insurance agents are wasting far too much time on tedious and repetitive tasks that could easily be automated.
Mattermost v6.3 (Extended Support Release) is generally available today and includes the following new features (see changelog for more details).
TL;DR: Use auto-instrumentation from OpenTelemetry. Traces will happen. Then your code can use global library functions to customize those traces with your specific important data.
An overview of major IT incidents and outages in 2021
When you’re looking to monitor and optimize network performance, monitoring the performance of networking devices such as firewalls, routers, switches and wifi access points using SNMP is crucial. In this article, learn about what SNMP monitoring is and how to use it.
These are heady times to be in the big data business, with big growth predicted for the foreseeable future across several measures, including data generation and storage, market spending, and data analytics hiring. First, the growth of data shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, data creation leaped forward in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to IDC’s DataSphere and StorageSphere reports.
Does this combination of words sound somewhat new to you as well? It may be just me, but having the opportunity to work on both sides, software development and system administration, the combination above seemed somewhat new or different to me. I always saw Oracle as something that would be managed and owned by the System Administrators. Technologies such as the database, ERPs, finance systems, and more which would take quite a lot of effort and cost to implement and maintain.
Whether you’re using a managed Kubernetes service like AWS EKS, GCP GKE or Azure AKS, or self-managing a DIY cluster deployed with open source tools like kops and Kubespray, the underlying hardware can vary from container to container. Each container requires specific resources (CPU/ memory/GPU/network/disk) and as long as the underlying infrastructure can provide those resources, the container will be able to execute its business logic.
We are pleased to announce that we’ve recently launched new and improved alerting features which have been rolled out to users across all of Logit.io’s operating regions. As part of these improvements, we have sought to improve platform usability and have now included a new menu from which users can readily configure a number of popular alert types straight from our pre-configured templates.
Infrastructure management simplified to the essential with a web dashboard that lets you see projects, stages, apps and services. A whole new experience to manage your AWS infrastructure with ease. 🚀
Spot Ocean delivers container-driven autoscaling to continuously monitor and optimize your cloud environment. Positioned at a busy crossroads in the application deployment pipeline, Ocean has a critical role when shipping new containers. Given the highly dynamic nature of Kubernetes environments, events happen constantly and take shape as logs in Ocean. These can help you understand the chain of events in different scaling scenarios, from debugging cluster issues to incident analysis.
With dozens of microservices running on multiple production regions, getting to a point where any error log can be immediately identified and resolved feels like a distant dream. As an observability company, we at Coralogix are pedantic when it comes to any issue in one of our environments. That’s why we are using an internal Coralogix account to monitor our development and production environments.
The use of distributed systems is increasing day by day. This makes communication between systems important more than ever. In this article, we examine event-based communication between these systems. And we present a basic event-driven architecture (EDA) for basic use cases.
HighByte is an industrial software company based in Portland, Maine building Industry 4.0 based solutions that address the data architecture and integration challenges inherent in manufacturing. The company developed the first DataOps solution purpose-built to meet the unique requirements of industrial assets, products, processes, and systems at the Edge.
Django is a popular open-source python web framework that enables rapid development while taking out much of the hassle from routine web development. It also helps developers to avoid common security mistakes. As such, many applications are built with Django. Django is very popular among web developers and has a huge community behind it. It gives web developers ready-to-use components for common things that you will need to accomplish for a web application.
Role-Based Access Control is an effective means to enable authentication and ensure only the authorized personnel have access to sensitive data within the platform. This blog explains how to implement RBAC in your organization's Squadcast account to achieve maximum security and confidentiality during Incident Management. We recently released this new functionality into Squadcast (called RBAC) that helps organizations fine-grain the access control provided to users within our platform.
In this post, we’ll examine a way to create a Workplace Wellness program that can be used within Mattermost. This program consists of four distinct apps which are meant to help companies that are embracing a remote work culture.
The world revolves around DevOps tools. DevOps engineers go insane when they have too many tools. The first statement is correct. Also, the second one. Tooling that helps in the automation of software development and infrastructure provisioning workflows and pipelines is critical for both the engineers who create the automations and the developers who use the automated workflows on a daily basis.
If you have set up your own monitoring services with Amazon CloudWatch, Azure Monitor or another internal tool, we suggest you consider looking beyond the horizon. These services often provide internal web monitoring only. Perhaps they validate HTTP availability from locations outside their networks, but HTTP checks won’t give you a 360º view into the state of your services.
Check out the latest improvement to PostgreSQL replication to which our OSPO team contributed to help solve reliability problems.
It was a Wednesday in November, and we had just wrapped Grafana Labs' third virtual Grafana Cloud offsite of 2021. Outside my window, it was a dark and cold (8 degrees Celsius) night in Cologne (Köln), Germany. In Austin, Texas, it was early afternoon and headed for 80 degrees Fahrenheit. In Cape Town, South Africa, it was a windy and cool spring evening. And in Melbourne, Australia, our final speaker — who was up very early at 5 a.m. — was heading into a cool spring day.
Today, IT operations teams have to process large volumes of events or alarms in near real-time in order to protect service levels, stay competitive, and deliver a great experience to customers. If it takes too long for teams to spot and repair issues, an organization runs the risk of significant business service downtime, SLA penalties, and brand reputation damages. As IT landscapes continue to grow in scale and complexity, guarding against these risks becomes increasingly difficult.
Using CircleCI’s orbs is a great way to share CI/CD configuration across projects. Public orbs work well for wide adoption, but private orbs have been helpful for organizations needing to share common internal configuration in a secure, non-public way. Private orbs work only within the organization that publishes them. We recently opened up private orbs access to all CircleCI customers, including those on the Free plan.
Today, I’m excited to announce that Gerald Combs, the original creator and lead maintainer of Wireshark, has joined Sysdig. In addition, Sysdig is becoming the primary sponsor of Wireshark.
At Blameless, we want to embrace all the benefits of the SRE best practices we preach. We’re proud to announce that we’ve started using a new system of feature flagging with canaried and iterative rollouts. This is a system where new releases are broken down and flagged based on the features each part of the release implements. Then, an increasing subset of users are given access to an increasing number of features.
After two years of sky-high spending on cloud and related technologies, 2022 is the crunch point for corporate IT and digital leaders. Investments in technology helped facilitate the rapid shift to mass hybrid working and supported businesses to embrace the digital-first models of the new normal. But beyond merely investments to support new working styles, leaders also must ensure their organization continues to innovate.
Testing early and often throughout the software development process (shift-left testing) helps teams stay agile and reduce the time it takes to validate and release new updates. Datadog Synthetic CI/CD Testing enables you to implement shift-left testing throughout your CI/CD pipeline so that your team can prevent faulty code deployments from degrading your end user experience.
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a networking protocol that aids in the transfer of data among devices, thereby managing and monitoring devices present in the internet protocol network. Networks have an array of devices connected to them, and new devices get introduced to them as trends in technology evolve. These new devices are often used to simplify complex processes but end up complicating simple networks.
Closing the gap between their organization’s choice to invest in a data science and machine learning (DSML) strategy and the needs that business units have for results, will dominate data and analytics leaders’ priorities in 2022. Despite the growing enthusiasm for DSML’s core technologies, getting results from its strategies is elusive for enterprises.
Nest.js is a scalable and efficient server-side Node.js framework built with TypeScript. Nest.js was created to provide a structural design pattern to the Node.js development world. It was inspired by Angular.js and uses Express.js under the hood. Nest.js is compatible with the majority of Express.js middleware. In this tutorial, I will lead you through building a RESTful API with Nest.js. The tutorial will familiarize you with the fundamental principles and building blocks of Nest.js.
Achieving business efficiency, enhancing productivity, and advancing IT operations were the key reasons enterprises opted for ITSM technologies in 2021. However, as IT teams become more dispersed and remote or, hybrid working becomes a norm, a single platform that efficiently and effectively fulfills users’ requirements has never been more crucial.
In today’s monitoring world most SCOM admins are pulling data from a range of tools and applications, as well as cloud platforms. It can be difficult to sift through all this data, let alone distill it down into a useful format. SCOM is a great resource for making this happen, and if it’s done well can be a superb monitoring hub for your other applications. But how do you get SCOM to consume data from other sources?
2021 was not much different from 2020 concerning the pandemic. However, it did give many the opportunity to focus on the way forward with offices around the globe opening up, at least partially. At Site24x7, we also started to focus on monitoring other IT components along with remote work infrastructure. Grab a look at our infrastructure monitoring releases if you missed our announcements and “what's new” updates.
I am excited to announce today that BigPanda has secured $190 million in financing at a $1.2 billion valuation. This financing was led by Advent International and Insight Partners, together with our other existing investors. BigPanda is now officially a unicorn, and the clear leader in the rapidly growing AIOps market!
When your production line runs at nearly 100 percent capacity, even a momentary blip can cost your organization a packet. That’s why Texas Instruments is using InfluxDB to monitor its manufacturing operation and detect problems before they become costly.
For all intents and purposes, 2021 was a jam-packed year for Mattermost, our contributors, employees, customers, and extended community. We broke through the muck that was a challenging 2020, and shared in celebration as we delivered the first open source collaboration platform to feature messaging, project and workflow management all in one convenient suite. But 2021 was about more than just our major platform 6.0 announcement in October.
Saving time, money, and resources while keeping your IT infrastructure better monitored than ever – that’s what one of our customers in the refinery and base oil industry did. By implementing our Monitoring as a Service, they managed to turn unstructured monitoring into high quality, consistent such. Their biggest pain point was the lack of time allocated for monitoring activities.
The popularity of Prometheus speaks for itself. The project doesn’t post official numbers, but there are at least 500,000 companies using this project today as one of the most mature CNCF projects – one that has over 40k Github stars as of the writing of this blog. And since Prometheus is highly interoperable, compatibility is key. This comes into play not only with the exporters, but also with long-term storage options and alerting systems.
Every few years, the tech world either rebrands an old term or tries to find a way to use old technology to create new advancements. This rabbit hole is easy to fall into with observability, yet it is distinct from some of its predecessors.
End user experience monitoring is a mindset and a philosophy. It’s the acknowledgement that IT is not the outcome, but rather a means to an end. Think of it this way: IT is here to support business operations. It does so by delivering technology to the tech-dependent workforce so employees can do their jobs seamlessly. Therefore, the most important thing to monitor in the IT ecosystem has shifted. It’s not the network, the device, or the cloud – these are only delivery mechanisms.
Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and Operations teams responsible for operating virtual machines (VMs) are always looking for ways to provide a more reliable, more scalable environment for their development partners. Part of providing that stable experience is having telemetry data (metrics, logs and traces) from systems and applications so you can monitor and troubleshoot effectively. Many Google Cloud services, including Google Compute Engine, provide basic system metrics out of the box.
Companies migrate to the cloud to become more productive, respond to market changes, and be flexible — while spending less on cloud infrastructure. But there is one thing that many cloud-based organizations have learned: Cloud costs add up. Fast. As a result, 71% of cloud financial management teams doubt they will achieve expected results at the expected time or at all. Only 29% of cloud FinOps teams expect to achieve their cloud goals.
Today we had an exciting announcement at Elastic. Below is part of an internal email that we shared with our fellow Elasticians. First, hear from Shay: Almost two years ago, I decided to move to Israel because it was better for my family (that took time to happen, Covid!). At that time, I started thinking about how to do what is right for my family while being able to be a meaningful part of Elastic. Those of you who know me, know that Elastic is my life’s work. And we have only just begun.
Anders Østhus is a DevOps Engineer on the Digital Tools team at Proactima AS, a consulting firm based in Norway that offers services and expertise in risk management, cybersecurity, healthcare, environmental solutions, and more. It can be difficult to orient yourself in the distributed tracing space, and getting all the parts of a tracing setup to play well with each other can be a bit tricky. But the benefits of tracing are undeniable.
Workflows are no stranger in the DevOps world. But where did this term come from, and what does it really mean? Perhaps it’s no surprise that workflows originated from the industrial revolution, which brought powerful machinery for mobilizing huge workforces unlike ever before. To maximize the potential of these new industrial tools, people had to first figure out the best way to use them to get work done as efficiently as possible.
Just like that, another year has gone by full of remote work, virtual conferences, and lengthy Zoom calls. And, although we were not able to see our fellow Splunkers in person at.conf21 that didn’t stop us from previewing the latest enhancements to Splunk Enterprise Security. And now, it gives us great pleasure to announce that Enterprise Security 7.0 is available!
The fintech market grows larger and more diverse each day. The financial news website Market Screener says the global fintech market will be worth $26.5 trillion by 2022, with an average annual growth rate of 6%. In Europe alone, the use of financial technology increased by 72% during 2020. Competition in this market segment is also on the rise.
GitHub is in the process of improving Git protocol security by removing insecure DSA keys and legacy ciphers, updating requirements on RSA keys, and adding more secure key signature algorithms ECDSA and ED25519. On January 11, GitHub ran a planned brownout event day to shake out affected clients. Our team at Puppet discovered that many users of Code Manager and r10k were affected by this change.
At PagerDuty, we are committed to championing the customer — it’s a core company value. Our product has to provide great value, we have to provide excellent service, and we need to make it simple to do business with us. The Winter 2022 G2 Grid for AIOps Platforms Relationship Index showcases these values and highlights PagerDuty as a leading player in the AIOps space.
When we talk about observability, we tend to focus first and foremost on the metrics, logs, and traces that you can collect from applications – such as request rates, error rates, and request duration. Infrastructure-level metrics, like CPU and memory utilization, might factor into the discussion as well. Here’s a third category of critical observability insights that teams tend to overlook: the network.
Minesh Patel, senior manager of support account management at ServiceNow, and JP Renaud, senior director of support management at ServiceNow, contributed to this blog. As part of our customer service and support team, the ServiceNow support account management (SAM) and customer escalations (CE) teams are committed to averting situations where performance affects customers’ ability to operate their business.
Windows applications constitute a large portion of the services and applications that run in many organizations. When moving to a Kubernetes-based architecture, there is a need to support these as well. Up until April 2020, the lack of container support within the Windows operating system left Linux container images as the only viable option for Kubernetes container deployment.
Netreo, the award-winning provider of IT infrastructure monitoring and observability solutions and one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies, today announced that the Netreo full-stack IT infrastructure monitoring and Retrace by Netreo full lifecycle APM solutions have both earned Veracode Verified Standard recognition for proven security practices in application development.
It was 11 PM on a Friday in November of 2019. WED2B IT systems administrator Jamie Jeeves started receiving a barrage of email alerts warning that antivirus (AV) clients were crashing in the company’s central office. All prospects for a relaxing weekend vanished when Jeeves logged into the remote system to investigate the AV shutdowns. While checking the network’s file share, Jeeves noticed they were in trouble. Mass encryption of data was underway.
Your business is already operating in a hybrid model, isn’t it? Perhaps, you are deciding to become an entirely remote workforce. Whatever be the case, IT must support employees working from multiple locations and track remote digital employee experiences using real-time dashboards. In this article, we are going to cover three Digital Experience Monitoring dashboards to help your team identity and troubleshoot problems that your employees might face in their home environment.
Artificial intelligence has been a hot topic of conversation among agency leaders for some time now, and mass adoption of AI as a valuable marketing tool is already well underway. While brands come up with innovative ways to use AI to meet their strategic business, marketing and sales goals every year, they also learn a lot through trial and error in the process.
As we kick off a new year, so does new and refreshed thinking in the public sector. With another full year of lessons learned from the pandemic, public sector leaders will apply these insights in the way they execute their documented data strategies. Synthesizing what we see and hear from our stakeholders, below are five of the needle movers we see in public sector data strategy execution.
The majority of engineers know that a minor misconfiguration might lead to some big troubles. Usually, we tend to forget the importance of that tense when we are configuring a new tool or a new service, as our focus is initially to make the tool functional and to evaluate if it fits our needs. Mattermost Cloud hosts thousands of workspaces which each one needs to have a different database backend, as in Mattermost we think that isolation is one very important aspect in our security guidelines.
Preventing data loss for data in motion is a challenge that LogStream Persistent Queues (PQ) can help prevent when the downstream Destination is unreachable. In this blog post, we’ll talk about how to configure and calculate PQ sizing to avoid disruption while the Destination is unreachable for few minutes or a few hours. The example follows a real-world architecture, in which we have.
If you are not familiar with CloudFormation, an easy way to define it is AWS CloudFormation is an AWS service that uses template files to automate the setup of resources. It can also be described as an infrastructure automation or Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) tool. You can use CloudFormation to automate the configuration of workloads that run on the most popular AWS services, including their managed Kubernetes offering, the Elastic Kubernetes Service, or EKS.
InfluxDB Cloud allows users to create API tokens that are used for authentication and authorization to sets of resources when interacting with our API. We recently made changes to the user interface so that after generating a token, you will need to immediately store it in a secure vault of your choosing for safekeeping. We made this change to conform to industry best practices around both token generation and retrieval.
TL;DR: Our free plan is newly re-launched, giving teams access to more build minutes, larger resource classes, and our most popular features formerly only available on paid plans. Visit our sign up page to get started today. Our mission has always been to help teams deliver software faster and better, and today marks a huge milestone for development teams everywhere: we are proud to now offer the most feature-rich and most generous free tier for CI/CD on the market.
Freemium plans are a great way for companies to introduce developers to their products and offer a hands-on demonstration of the value they provide. But it can be extremely frustrating for developers when a free tier limits access to key features or doesn’t provide enough capacity to evaluate how the product performs in real-world development scenarios.
IT modernization (for example, cloud computing), digital optimization, and the creation of new digital business models are all examples of digital transformation. The concept of combining company processes with agility, intelligence, and automation to build operational models that delight consumers while also improving performance is known as digital operations.
Data is the lifeblood of businesses, and protecting it is incredibly important. One of the ways DBAs help ensure the continuous availability of data is through database backups, a process involving copying the data and schema from a database and saving them elsewhere for retrieval later. But like any other process in IT, database backups have costs, benefits, and risks associated with them.
PagerDuty is excited to introduce Round Robin Scheduling. Round Robin Scheduling allows teams to equitably distribute on-call shift responsibilities amongst team members. Automatically assigning new incidents across different users or on-call schedules on an escalation level ensures that teams are resolving incidents as efficiently as possible. And, by balancing the workload across multiple users, there’s less risk of burnout.
With the increase in demand for technology and quality assurance, companies are looking to improve their products day by day. For many, time and workforce are limited, so companies are interested in solutions that automate their day-to-day work. Whether developing software or testing it, almost every part of application lifecycle management is reliable on the human workforce. But some parts like monitoring, tracking, and alerting can be automated using some latest software.
Time for a bit of a review! Join Jason as he looks back on some previous guests who have shared some opinions that range from the idiosyncratic to down right unpopular. Pulling from a handful of “Breaking Things” interviews, Jason covers death to VPNs, to the validity of “AI Ops,” check out the litany!
Our team had been using Dockerfiles for several years. We recently discovered that we could achieve the same packaging standards using only jib. Plus, there were some real advantages in doing so. We've encapsulated this in a tool that you can use on deps.edn projects.
We often hear from Grafana Cloud users who are asking for guidelines on how to write better alerts on synthetic monitoring metrics and get notified when synthetic monitoring detects a problem. We already ship a predefined alert in Grafana Cloud synthetic monitoring. A predefined alert that we ship is alerting on the probe_all_success_sum metric and makes use of the alert sensitivity config to create multiple Grafana Cloud alerting rules. Check out synthetic monitoring alerting docs for details.
We are excited to announce that Splunk Log Observer Connect for Splunk Enterprise, previewed at.conf21, is now generally available! Log Observer Connect is a new feature that lets observability users explore the data already being sent to existing Splunk instances with Splunk Log Observer’s intuitive no-code interface for faster troubleshooting and root-cause analysis.
In the past, we’ve written about what instrumentation is and the insights it provides. Instrumenting your code generates telemetry that shows you how your system is performing, and whether your system is healthy. Like with most other companies, at Honeycomb we don’t write all of the code that runs in our systems.
Let’s face it: Creating the optimal CI/CD workflow is not always a simple task. In fact, writing effective and efficient configuration code is the biggest hurdle that many developers face in their DevOps journey. But you don’t need to be an expert to set up a fast, reliable testing and deployment infrastructure. With a few straightforward techniques, you can optimize your config.yml file and unleash the full potential of your CI/CD pipelines.
IT infrastructure is the backbone of any IT organization. An IT infrastructure comprises multiple components such as hardware assets, networks, applications, etc. And for an IT organization to function smoothly, it is important for all these components to function properly—autonomously as well as with each other. But how do we know if our IT infrastructure and its components are functioning properly? Through IT infrastructure monitoring.
People may not reminisce over 2021, but as Winston Churchill once said, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” 2021 swooped in on the coattails of a major supply chain data breach, and a lot of the challenges we experienced during this past year seemed to follow suit. To celebrate the best and hopefully move away from the worst that 2021 had to offer, this look back at 2021 trends can inspire us all to learn, and most of all, show us how to move forward.
Like any great technology, the interest in and adoption of Kubernetes (an excellent way to orchestrate your workloads, by the way) took off as cloud native and containerization grew in popularity. With that came a lot of confusion. Everyone was using Kubernetes to move their workloads, but as they went through their journey to deployment, they weren’t thinking about security until they got to production.
Maintaining an endpoint, especially a customer-facing one, requires constant monitoring, whether using REST or GraphQL. As the industry has looked for solutions to build a more adaptive endpoint technology, it is also a must to monitor these endpoints. GraphQL and REST are two different technologies that allow user-facing clients to link to databases and platform logic. Both GraphQL and REST include monitoring techniques.
In this article, we will cover the basics of a Lambda function and its functionality in our every day digital lives. AWS Lambda, as we already know, is a compute service that allows you to run code without managing servers. AWS Lambda runs the code when it is needed, and it is automatically scaled. The code you execute on AWS Lambda is called Lambda function, and it can be considered, for better understanding, as a formula in a spreadsheet.
In our increasingly hyper-connected, data-dependent world, it can be difficult to keep track of where resources are, how to access them, and how to put data assets to work to run a more efficient and reliable enterprise. Traditional approaches to IT operations analytics are becoming outmoded as the sources and types of data grow more mobile, ephemeral, diverse and distributed.
Earlier this year we launched Datadog Apps, which seamlessly integrate functionality from third-party tools into Datadog’s centralized monitoring platform. This project has enabled us to collaborate with some of our partners, such as PagerDuty and LaunchDarkly, to extend the Datadog UI and provide our customers with new solutions for incident management, feature flag optimization, and more.
Microsoft Azure SQL Database is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) database offering for modern cloud applications. It’s a fully managed service that runs on the latest version of the SQL Server database engine, enabling you to create highly available and performant database instances without needing to maintain hardware upgrades, patches, or backups.
In Part 1 of this series, we discussed key metrics for monitoring Microsoft Azure SQL databases. We also looked at how your database resource and audit logs complement metrics to provide more insight into database performance, activity, and security. In this post, we’ll show you how to collect metrics and logs from your database instances and monitor them with Azure’s monitoring and reporting tools.
In Part 2 of this series, we showed you how to monitor Azure SQL Database metrics and logs using the Azure platform. In this post, we will look at how you can use Datadog to monitor your Azure SQL databases alongside other technologies in your infrastructure. Datadog provides turn-key integrations for Azure along with more than 500 other technologies, enabling you to track long-term performance trends across all systems in your infrastructure, not just your SQL databases.
Hybrid cloud environments can add complexity, reduce visibility, and require different logging and monitoring approaches for security teams. For a growing number of organizations, IT environments encompass a blend of public cloud services, private clouds, and on-premises infrastructure—with the latter becoming an ever-smaller portion of the mix. The past two years have seen a major uptick in the use of cloud services, and the trend shows no signs of slowing.
Happy new year! 🎉 It's 2022, and even though not much has changed in the past year, I'm happy to know that Monitive is running smoothly and brings value to our customers. For the first quarter of 2022 our main focus is fixing issues, either bugs we know of or small tweaks that make everyone's lives better. There are some feature requests in our backlog that we're jumping on starting February, and also a few surprise updates that are in the works and will be launched when they're ready.
From coping with life during a pandemic, to getting updated for the new virus variants, to witnessing a major outage of the social media stalwart, to rebuilding hope with the vaccines, 2021 has been an eventful year. We, at Zoho, managed to run our services smoothly in a hybrid mode with employees working from home as well as from our offices. Our journey in 2021 was fueled by the support from our dedicated customers and that helped us meet our goals for the year.
For the next interview in our series speaking to technology and IT leaders around the world, we’ve welcomed Co-chair of Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy at Clark Hill, Jeffrey R. Wells to share his views on the state of cybersecurity today.
The global health crisis has accelerated the digital transformation within the financial services industry.
Welcome to the very first Civo Update of 2022! On behalf of everyone here at Civo we wish you happiness and prosperity for the year ahead. With lots on our roadmap for 2022, it's certainly going to be another exciting year for us at Civo. We recently launched our "Write for Civo" initiative where you can share your cloud native expertise and get paid for doing so. Check out the tutorial for more information.
As the well-known saying goes, by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. This might not be true of everything in life, but it certainly is true of job interviews. Whether you’re preparing for a product design interview at Redgate, or elsewhere, here are some key considerations to help ensure that you get your preparations right.
A key aspect of my job is to speak to End-User Computing (EUC) professionals on a regular basis—analysts, customers, partners, etc.—to better understand their challenges and objectives. Unsurprisingly, one topic has been coming up a lot lately: Windows 11. Surprisingly, nobody wants to actually deploy it. Or, at least, not right now. Why? After countless discussions, 4 reasons were made clear for their reluctance with Windows 11: These are all valid points.
The work landscape has changed dramatically over the past two years and it has been a challenge for an organizations IT teams to keep the workforce connected. For many businesses, Microsoft Teams has become a core part of their efforts to keep connected but supporting the Microsoft Teams infrastructure has been something many IT departments have had to learn on the fly. Pre-pandemic, businesses might have had thousands of employees working in a handful of offices.