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Category: Monitoring Talk

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Lessons from the Recent Basecamp Outage

The weeks of March 4 and March 11 weren’t great for the popular project management and team communication software Basecamp. Basecamp’s CTO, David Heinemeier Hansson (also known as DHH) wrote two very honest posts about the outages and promised to do better for their customers. Luckily, Basecamp up until now had experienced few outages, and […]

Monitoring vs. Observability

Cindy Sridharan (@copycontruct on Twitter) recently published an article that’s really worth taking a look at. In it, she goes into some detail on the conversation around “monitoring” and “observability”. While to some it may just seem like a debate over semantics, Cindy brings up some interesting points about the marketing of the term “monitoring” […]

Unseen Problems Affect Availability

Last week there was an AWS outage but you probably didn’t hear about. To be sure, it was nothing like the S3 debacle of February 2017, but regardless, it caused some performance degradation for a subset of AWS customers. https://status.aws.amazon.com/   There was an error in VPC to VPC peering/connectivity that affected EC2 instances ability […]

Debug Your DNS

We love good content from all around the web and the authors that are writing on the intricacies of networking and infrastructure design. Today we found an awesome post on debugging DNS. We’re big fans of DNS at Panopta and if you haven’t seen our series on DNS, you can start with the first post […]

Alert Fatigue Costs Time…and Money

We think it’s important to call attention to great DevOps and monitoring content from around the web and we came across this one: “What’s not Actionable & Business Critical Shouldn’t Ring: Building the Right Alerting System” by Fred de Villamil over at t37.net and wanted to add some of our own thoughts. Although this article is […]