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Amazon SES configuration and monitoring

If you are running or developing any kind of web application, inevitably you will at some point want to send transactional emails or even newsletters. If your application is deployed, or if you plan to deploy your app on AWS, then you are in the right place. We will discuss how to properly configure and...

GitLab vs GitHub

GitLab vs GitHub - which one is better? This is a widespread question, and a source of many debates online. Both of these services offer source code handling and allow developers to control the software development life cycle fully. However, if you’re not familiar with these platforms, you might be wondering which one you...

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 origins: Where we are today

Continuing on our last blog post Monitoring origins: Where it all began, in this post, we’ll be discussing the most popular monitoring setups currently used by IT technicians around the world. Today, TSDBs dominate the monitoring world. TSDBs are specialized databases designed to store large amounts of time-indexed data. We can say that both RRD and...

Monitoring origins: Where it all began

Today's monitoring systems have many features to help you get all of the data you need. However, it wasn't always like that; tools were limited, offered no metrics and were hard to deploy and maintain. In this post, we'll take a look at the history of monitoring tools. With almost 20 years of experience in...

How to reduce IT infrastructure costs

In the current global crisis, companies have 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. Companies tend to look at non-essentials, where IT infrastructure often falls, especially for non-IT companies. To help you find ways to reduce...

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...

Static website vs dynamic website: a sysadmin’s perspective

Every website can be categorized as either static or dynamic. In this post, we’re going to define a dynamic website as one that needs server-side processing to function, while a static website as one that serves the same content for all users. Another way of looking at it is that the content of a...

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...