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Monitoring event pipelines: Why you need one, and why you should stop rolling your own

Over the last 10 years, the landscape that we manage, maintain, and control as operators and developers has changed dramatically. We’ve shifted from monolith to microservices, from bare metal to...

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Monitoring multi-cloud environments

Migrating to the cloud comes with plenty of challenges, especially when it comes to maintaining visibility and avoiding downtime.

The following post is adapted from Sean’s article in ITProPortal.

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The best DevOps tools (according to the folks building Sensu)

Because Sensu is a tool made for (and by!) operators, I wanted to share our own favorite tools in the DevOps ecosystem (aside from Sensu, of course!). I surveyed the fine folks who work at Sensu...

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Using Ansible for configuration management

The following is a guest post from Eric Goebelbecker. Eric has worked in the financial markets in New York City for 25 years, developing infrastructure for market data and financial information...

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DevOps tools for monitoring

DevOps has been a hot topic for many years, but it's still common for organizations to feel overwhelmed by the complexity of automating their entire infrastructure and to get hung up on which...

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Chaos engineering + monitoring, part 1: Sensu + Gremlin

One of my earliest jobs was as an admin for an MSP. We'd routinely generate alerts that weren't actionable, lacked context, and for most of our customers, were considered noise. From a monitoring...

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Infrastructure as code: testing and monitoring

In my last post, I talked about the evolution of infrastructure as code and its role in modern software development. To recap, let's take a quick look back at what an IaC process establishes: in a...

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Chef automation for infrastructure management

Infrastructure management has come a long way. (Mostly) gone are the days of manual configurations and deployments, when using SSH in a “for” loop was a perfectly reasonable way to execute server...

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Infrastructure as code: evolution and practice

This blog post was first published in The New Stack

As infrastructure has evolved and matured over the last decade, the way in which we build and deploy that infrastructure has — for the most...

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