Fast Data, Fast Monitoring
By Christopher Tozzi
Big data is old news. Today, the key to leveraging data effectively is to do
In a similar fashion, traditional incident management-which entails
collecting and analyzing large volumes of monitoring information-is no longer
enough. Organizations must also now do "fast monitoring," which means not
only collecting monitoring data; but making it actionable in real-time.
This post examines what fast monitoring means, and explains how incident
management teams can implement this approach to realize great benefits.
Defining Fast Data
To understand the concept of fast monitoring, you have to understand fast
data - one of the newest innovations in the big data world.
Very simply put, fast data is big data done in a fast way. Whereas big data
traditionally meant storing large amounts of information and analyzing it
Monitoring in the Microservices Age
By Chris Riley
Thanks to Docker and the DevOps revolution, microservices have emerged as the
new way to build and deploy applications - and there are plenty of great
reasons to embrace the microservices trend.
If you are going to adopt microservices, you also have to understand that
microservice architectures have many moving parts. When it comes to incident
management, this presents an important difference between microservices and
monolithic architectures. More moving parts mean more complexity to monitor
and manage in order to keep applicati... (more)
The IoT and Next-Generation Monitoring Challenges
By Zachary Flower
We're living in the future.
Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), our world is more automated and
connected than ever before. Just about everything, from cars to
refrigerators, to coffee machines, has the ability to connect to the
Internet, allowing us to micromanage each individual device. This type of
automation is an exciting direction for the world to be moving in and the
benefits it brings to businesses are huge.
A great example of a traditionally non-networked company using IoT to make... (more)
Thanks to the DevOps movement, we now understand why software delivery chains
that consist of a series of silos are bad. They complicate communication
between different teams, leading to delivery delays, backtracking, and bugs.
When it comes to incident management, there is another type of silo to
contend with — the kind that separates incident management data from one
vendor or product to another. These silos hamper incident resolution, as it
makes it more difficult to collect and analyze monitoring data from multiple
How do you break down these silos to keep incident m... (more)
Monitoring in the World of DevOps
By Twain Taylor
Central to the idea of DevOps is collaboration between all of the teams
involved in IT applications and infrastructure. Developers, Operations,
Quality Assurance, Security, and more, all have stakes in the delivery of a
product or service. So, what does collaboration mean when it comes to
monitoring in the world of DevOps?
How DevOps Changes The Game
In the past, different teams involved in creating or maintaining an
application would first finish their portion completely before passing it on
to the next team. For example, the Dev... (more)