Press Release: OpsLogix Acquires Approved Consulting

OpsLogix has acquired Approved Consulting, a recognized expert of professional and managed services in monitoring, automation and analytics for IT-operations. Providing edge competence for the Microsoft stack, both on-premises as well as in the cloud, OpsLogix and Approved will jointly expand their capabilities to support customers with a combined product and service portfolio to secure mission critical IT.


The Algorithm That Ties Together Google Maps and InfluxData's Giraffe

One of the best parts about being a developer advocate is being able to share the developer’s work with the community. Working at InfluxData also means the code, projects or ideas that I blog about come from exceptional engineers who, like any good coding magicians, have several tricks up their sleeve. Today, I describe in detail one simple but important trick: the algorithm used in Giraffe, a React-based visualization library used to implement the InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 user interface (UI).

Nginx Web Server Monitoring with the ELK Stack and

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.

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MongoDB on Google Cloud: How to Set It Up and Keep It Healthy

For any given task, there are many tools you can use. But few are the right tools. If you’re in IT, you’ve probably heard the saying “Use the right tool for the job.” In architects’ meetings, this sentence echoes from one corner to the other. In my career, I’ve heard it more times than I can count. And the wisdom behind it has stood the test of time. That’s because when it comes to how data is stored, it’s not one-tool-fits-all for every type of data.


OpsRamp August 2019: Alert Management, AIOps, Cloud Monitoring, Integrations, APIs

The Summer 2019 release introduced: OpsQ Observed Mode, Learning-Based Auto-Alert Suppression and many more updates to the OpsRamp Platform. This week all OpsRamp customers are being updated to our August 2019 release. Customers and partners should review all the details in our release notes. Here’s a high-level summary of what’s new this month: Observed Mode is now available for Alert Escalation and First Response policies.

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Working with REST APIs - Part 1

A question we often get asked is: What exactly is a REST API, and how does it work? While APIs have long had their place in basic developer lexicon, their growing importance to all IT professionals is becoming hard to ignore. The growth in the number of APIs increased by its fastest ever rate in 2019 and, as a consequence of this API explosion, there are now over 22,000 publicly available APIs (according to leading online journal ProgrammableWeb).