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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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How Box.com migrated 350K Nagios objects to Sensu

At Sensu Summit 2018, Box.com Sr. Infrastructure SRE Trent Baker told the story of how they migrated over 350,000 Nagios checks to Sensu. In this post, I’ll recap that talk, sharing some info...

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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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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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Alert fatigue, part 2: alert reduction with Sensu filters & token substitution

In my previous post, I talked about the real costs of alert fatigue — the toll it can take on your engineers as well as your business — and some suggestions for rethinking alerting. In part 2 of...

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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 Ben gave at Sensu Summit, which...

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Tales of scale, multi-gen infrastructure, & monitoring Kubernetes at Sensu Summit 2018

Sensu Summit 2018 was a two-day extravaganza, with keynotes, workshops, donuts, and all the monitoring love.

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Sensu at Microsoft Research

The following is a guest post from Kris Zentner, Senior Service Engineer at Microsoft AI and Research. Have a story on how you Sensu? Let us know in the comments!

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 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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