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Monitoring Kubernetes + Docker, part 2: Prometheus

In part 1 of this series, I discussed the rise of microservice architecture and the reliance on Kubernetes and Docker for container orchestration and management. I also shared some of the...

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Check configuration upgrades with the Sensu Go sandbox

As a followup to my previous post, I’d like to walk you through using the Sensu Go sandbox to test upgrading different parts of the event pipeline from Sensu 1.x to Sensu Go. First up we have a...

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On the merits of pubsub & workflows (or, why Sensu over Nagios)

This is a guest post by Sr. WTW Insights Engineer & Sensu Community Member Jason Anderson. Have your own story to share? Send us a note: community@sensu.io.

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Handling Sensu Plugin handlers in Sensu Go

In case you missed it, Sensu Go is here! And, as I wrote about previously, one of the hurdles with migrating workloads from the original version of Sensu to Sensu Go are the changes in the...

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Alert fatigue, part 5: fine-tuning & silencing

This is part 5 in a series on alert fatigue. Catch up on parts 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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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...

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Alert fatigue, part 4: alert consolidation

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

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Explore Sensu workflows & lesson plans with the Sensu sandbox

We’re excited to share that we’ve created an easy to use — and reusable — Sensu sandbox environment to help folks learn how to work with Sensu monitoring event pipelines. At Sensu Summit, we...

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Alert fatigue, part 3: automating triage & remediation with check hooks & handlers

This is part 3 in a series on alert fatigue. Read up on parts 1 and 2.

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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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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...

Monitoring Kubernetes, part 1: the challenges + data sources

Monitoring Kubernetes, part 1: the challenges + data sources

Our industry has long been relying on microservice-based architecture to deliver software faster and safer. The advent and ubiquity of microservices naturally paved...

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