A Step Towards Observability with Lambda Destinations

If we are to loosely extrapolate the well-known Chinese proverb, “a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step”, we can build the story of how AWS Lambda Functions has matured on its journey to an ideal serverless solution. The absolute optimization of serverless, where all known barriers are overcome, may still be far, but AWS has been industriously taking the steps to this goal. One of the latest being AWS Lambda Destinations.


9 essential UEM capabilities that empower your IT administration

Unified endpoint management (UEM) is an IT best practice and strategy for securing and controlling desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets in a connected, secure manner from a single console. It’s increasingly important for enterprises today because of the prevalence of corporate-owned, personally-enabled (COPE) devices, and bring your own devices (BYOD) policies.


Top 10 predictions for AI in IT operations

This article originally appeared in TechBeacon. Gartner first coined the term "AIOps" a few years ago to describe "artificial intelligence for IT operations," and over the last few years, IT operations monitoring tool vendors have begun incorporating AIOps features into their products. Now AIOps tools are commonplace, but many IT leaders remain cautious about using these relatively new capabilities.


December 2019 Outage Report

December was a busy month with systems we don’t normally see experiencing server downtime. Our first story, in particular, is an excellent example of how complicated monitoring can get as infrastructure grows. We saw every level get hit, from the government to big-name players, with ransomware being one of the major thorns in our collective sides. But we also bring you the heartwarming tale of the little Minecraft Server that could.


Using the Elastic APM Java Agent on Kubernetes

Elasticsearch and the rest of the Elastic Stack are commonly used for log and metric aggregation in various environments, including Kubernetes. In addition, the Elastic Stack is frequently being used for uptime tracking, with Heartbeat, as well as Application Performance Monitoring (APM), with agents supporting common programming languages, including Java.