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InfluxData Webinar: Monitoring using the TICK stack

On Monday, our senior Linux systems engineers Saša and Branko, joined InfluxData’s webinar to discuss our monitoring system: what we as a company require from monitoring, the tools we used during the last (almost) 20 years and lastly, how we use the InfluxData stack. The webinar started with a brief introduction of our company and...

Monitoring: Past, Present & Future (part two)

Continuing on our last blog post Monitoring: Past, Present & Future (part one), in this post, we’ll be discussing the most popular monitoring setups currently used by IT technicians around the world. Today, the monitoring world is dominated by TSDBs - specialized databases designed to store large amounts of time-indexed data. We can say that both...

How to reduce IT infrastructure costs

In the current global crisis, companies are forced to cut down costs as much as possible. Laying off employees or overhauling the production process is extremely hard, and not always the best choice, which is why companies tend to look at non-essentials, where IT infrastructure often falls, especially if they are not an IT...

Puppet – nearly a decade long friendship

Puppet is an open-core configuration management tool that significantly simplifies infrastructure management, especially when sysadmins have to deal with a large number of servers. Essentially, with its declarative language, Puppet allows sysadmins to describe the desired system state in high-level terms - e.g. users, installed packages, enabled services, configuration files, etc. Puppet then compares desired with...

HAProxy – sysadmin’s swiss army knife

HAProxy is a free, open-source, high-performance TCP/HTTP load balancer. HAProxy has been around since 2001, it's written in C programming language, and it uses an insignificant amount of memory and CPU resources, even with very advanced manipulations on HTTP traffic. It's also very secure, having only fifteen security issues during the last seven years. Four...