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Sean Porter

Sean Porter
CTO for Sensu.

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Monitoring Kubernetes, part 1: the challenges + data sources

This is part 1 in a series on monitoring Kubernetes. Check out parts 2, 3 and 4.

Our industry has long been relying on microservice-based architecture to deliver software faster and safer. The...

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Monitoring Kubernetes, part 1: the challenges + data sources

This is part 1 in a series on monitoring Kubernetes. Check out parts 2, 3 and 4.

Our industry has long been relying on microservice-based architecture to deliver software faster and safer. The...

Read more…

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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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...

Read more…

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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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 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...

Read more…

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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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...

Read more…

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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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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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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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.

Read more…

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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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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Trending Stories: So Hot Right Now

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...

Monitoring Kubernetes + Docker, part 2: Prometheus

Monitoring Kubernetes + Docker, part 2: Prometheus

This is part 2 in a series on monitoring Kubernetes. Check out parts 1, 3, and 4.

In part 1 of this series, I discussed the rise of microservice architecture and the...

How Kubernetes works

How Kubernetes works

It's no secret that the popularity of running containerized applications has exploded over the past several years. Being able to iterate and release an application by...

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