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blameless

SRE vs. DevOps [Understanding Differences & Similarities]

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and DevOps share a goal of building a bridge between development and operations. We'll explore and compare both approaches. Wondering to yourself, which is better for your company, SRE or DevOps? Neither SRE or DevOps is “better,” exactly, since they’re similar yet different in a few key ways: SRE, or site reliability engineering, is a methodology developed by Google engineer Ben Treynor Sloss in 2003.

datadog

Monitor JMeter test results with Datadog

Apache JMeter is an open source tool for load testing Java applications in both development and CI environments in order to ensure that sudden spikes in traffic won’t cause latency in production. But because load testing involves sending thousands of requests per minute in order to simulate real traffic, it can be difficult to parse outcomes and read patterns—especially for large organizations that test and deploy new code several times a day.

manageengine

The report is out: We made the Gartner Magic Quadrant again!

Enhancing digital performance has become a major priority for organizations today. Limited in-person interactions have forced people to depend on applications for their day-to-day needs. This is why an optimal digital experience has become synonymous with an organization’s ability to thrive. At ManageEngine, we are constantly focused on evolving and adapting to shifting technology trends.

ivanti

Avoid Market Pressures That Compromise Mobile App Security

The marketplace for mobile apps is a broad and highly competitive one. There are millions of apps available on Apple’s App store, Google Play, and within private enterprise app stores. Expanding market demands continue to drive the pressure to innovate. New iOS and Android updates and mobile device releases, along with myriad apps from companies vying for their customer’s attention, are creating shorter app release cycles.

skylight

Introducing Saved Searches

Tired of composing the same endpoint searches over and over while working on performance issues? We've got you covered with our new Saved Searches feature! It allows you to bookmark your commonly used endpoint searches by app component, so instead of having to remember an exact query, you can just save it so you don't have to sift through the endpoints list again. It's just another way we try to help our users get answers, not just a bunch of data.

solarwinds

Rapidly Resolve Database Problems With Data Visualization

Organizations of all sizes invest in IT monitoring and analysis tools. But just because a computer knows what’s wrong doesn’t mean it can communicate those details effectively to IT teams. There is both art and science behind communication, which is why IT teams heavily rely upon data visualization. As organizations scale, so too does the importance of data visualization. Similarly, automating data analysis becomes increasingly useful with scale.

logicmonitor

Monitor Anything, Anywhere With Push Metrics

Monitoring solutions can either pull monitoring information from devices by querying those devices, or the devices themselves can use code to push data using an API into the monitoring system. Both work equally as well but have separate use cases. It is not always possible to query a device remotely, which means asking the device itself to send the data out to the monitoring platform is easier. Keep reading to learn more about push metrics and when it makes the most sense to use it.

eg innovations

Secure Monitoring - Open TCP Ports are a Security Risk

I’ve been updating some of our security documentation explaining what we do to ensure our product is suitable for the security models in regulated industries, such as finance and healthcare. Talking to our security guys, I was flabbergasted to find out that there are monitoring products out there that go against what is not only an industry best practice but also the right thing to do: agents that open and listen on fixed TCP ports!

circleci

Turbocharging your Android Gradle builds using the build cache

The Gradle Build Cache is designed to help you save time by reusing outputs produced by previous builds. It works by storing (locally or remotely) build outputs, and allowing builds to fetch these outputs from the cache when it determines that inputs have not changed. The build cache gives you the ability to avoid the redundant work and cost of regenerating time-consuming and expensive processes.

martello

Understanding a Microsoft Service Outage

Maintaining business continuity when an issue arises has proven to be a challenge many organizations struggle with. A global pandemic being thrown into the mix in Q1 of 2020 (one that many businesses are still navigating through) introduced a new set of problems for both service providers and businesses reliant on those services.