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Aug 19, 2019 | By Daniel Berman
Nginx is an extremely popular open-source web server serving millions of applications around the world. Second only to Apache, Nginx’s owes its popularity as a web server (it can also serve as a reverse proxy, HTTP cache and load balancer) to the way it efficiently serves static content and overall performance.
Aug 15, 2019 | By Daniel Berman
Logs need to be stored. In some cases, for a long period of time. Whether you’re using your own infrastructure or a cloud-based solution, this means that at some stage you’ll be getting a worried email from your CFO or CPO asking you to take a close look at your logging architecture. This, in turn, will push you to limit some data pipelines and maybe even totally shut off others. Maybe we don’t need those debug logs after all, right? Wrong.
Aug 14, 2019 | By Evan Klein
The online world is full of contrasts. On the one hand, you have site reliability engineers whose job is to keep the business running by ensuring an app’s smooth operations. On the other hand, you have the DevOps staff, whose goal is to minimize cycle time—the time from business idea to feature in production. These two teams can have conflicting objectives.
Aug 13, 2019 | By Evan Klein
Logs have always been a crucial part of applications, providing insight into an application’s every operation and auditing all of its activities. Yet to date, logs have been used primarily for researching incident details or applicative failures. Only recently have R&D and operations teams started paying closer attention to logs in an effort to identify incidents as they occur and recognize trends that can prevent future pitfalls.
Aug 8, 2019 | By Evan Klein
Developer teams and even operational teams often ignore monitoring applications. Deadlines, inexperience, company culture, and management can lead to poor or neglected monitoring inside developing platforms. Automating all monitoring tasks is an excellent way to avoid this scenario. Automation leads to lower costs, less time spent solving issues, and more efficient teams.