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Sean Porter

Sean Porter
CTO for Sensu.

Recent Posts

Announcing Tessen, the Sensu call-home service

As a monitoring company, it’s only natural that we’d always seek more data to inform our product decisions. With that in mind, we created Tessen, a hosted Sensu call-home service. Tessen is opt-in...

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Choosing an enterprise monitoring solution: top 7 security considerations

Any organization that deals with customer data understands the importance of protecting that data. You need to inspire trust in your customers — in order to hand that data over in the first place,...

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The story of Nagios plugin support in Sensu

Or, why service checks are so amazing

It’s officially been seven years since I started hacking on a monitoring project that would become Sensu. My goal was to replace a fragile Nagios installation...

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The Road Ahead For Sensu

Back in July, I proudly announced the release of Sensu Core 1.0 (a huge milestone!) and provided a list of major features and assets to be developed in Q3 and Q4 of 2017. The list included Check...

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Using Check Hooks

Team Sensu recently released Sensu Core 1.1, which includes a powerful new feature called Check Hooks. Check Hooks are commands run by the Sensu client in response to the result of check command...

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The Sensu Prometheus Collector

I am very excited to share with you a little project that I started on Monday, the Sensu Prometheus Collector! I have wanted to create something like this for a long time now and I finally found the...

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Sensu Core version 1.0 is now available!

I am thrilled to announce the general release of Sensu Core version 1.0, which is now available to download and install.

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Five Years of Sensu

Although Sensu wouldn’t become a publicly available open-source project until November 2011, the Sensu journey officially began five years ago this week. Five years ago I committed an empty...

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Monitoring at scale, microservices, & more at Sensu Summit 2018

Monitoring at scale, microservices, & more at Sensu Summit 2018

 The Sensu Summit speaker lineup is live

It’s almost time! Sensu Summit is coming up August 22-23, and we’re thrilled to share the event schedule and speaker lineup....

Sensu Go is here!

Sensu Go is here!

Today is the day: Sensu Go is now in General Availability (GA)! Sensu Go features human-centered design by making it easier to use Sensu; we went from operations...

Alert fatigue, part 1: avoidance and course correction

Alert fatigue, part 1: avoidance and course correction

Ben Abrams is a Sensu Community maintainer who helps tame over 200 repositories for plugins, documentation, tooling, and Chef. The following post is based on a talk...

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