As enterprises move towards a digital-first strategy, they rely much more on their IT infrastructures. An organization’s infrastructure drives the entire business and thus must be aligned with the organization’s business goals. This crucial task of managing an enterprise’s infrastructure brings its own share of difficulties to the table. However, the primary concern is to ensure the infrastructure’s scalability and optimal performance.
A recent Wall Street Journal article cited a KPMG survey that showed that roughly 67% of 1,000 senior technology leaders at U.S. firms across industries said they have yet to see a significant return on cloud investments. The most common issues preventing a better return on cloud spending were insufficient skills of tech teams, additional security and compliance requirements, and a misalignment with expected outcomes, said Barry Brunsman, a principal in KPMG’s CIO Advisory group.
If the World Cup was decided on teams’ website performance, Serbia would be lifting the trophy for the 2022 tournament. That’s the findings of the Web Vitals Index – a league table powered by next-generation website monitoring specialist, RapidSpike.
The much-anticipated release of Grafana Tempo 2.0, which we previewed at ObservabilityCON 2022, will represent a huge step forward for the distributed tracing backend. Among the biggest highlights will be TraceQL, a first-of-its-kind query language that makes it easier than ever to find the exact trace you’re looking for. There’s supposed to be a video here, but for some reason there isn’t. Either we entered the id wrong (oops!), or Vimeo is down.
Kubernetes can generate so many types of new metrics (millions every day) that one of the most complex aspects of monitoring your cluster’s health is filtering through these metrics to decide which ones are important to pay attention to. In fact, in a survey that Circonus conducted of Kubernetes operators, uncertainties around which metrics to collect was one of the top challenges to monitoring that operators face.
I don’t need to highlight the impact of the last few years on the world and its businesses. Companies that once completely dismissed the idea of remote working now embrace online offices, with many now operating fully remotely. Externally, the marketplace is shifting too, and opportunities for creating and realizing value can be found in new, less familiar places.
Major vendors have been doubling down on their investment in Chromebooks, and that effort has paid off — they’ve consistently seen strong returns thanks to the platform’s wide adoption globally.
Components are reusable bits of code that, most of the time, work and function independently. If you want to be confident that components are working properly, you need to test them. Conveniently, Cypress.io has designed their testing framework to include component testing. This tutorial illustrates the differences between end-to-end (E2E) and component testing, and what to consider when using these methods. Then, you will learn how to use Cypress for component testing.
You’ve probably heard of Distributed Tracing -- it’s a form of application telemetry, sometimes referred to as a “pillar of observability” alongside metrics, and logs. You might be familiar with tools like Jaeger and Zipkin, which are open source trace storage and analysis tools -- they help you visualize and search for distributed traces. Perhaps you know of OpenTelemetryOpenTelemetry, an open source standard on instrumenting software to create distributed trace data?