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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...

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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...

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What is DevOps and why is it important

In a nutshell, DevOps is a combination of development and operations. So what does that exactly mean? First, it's easier to say what DevOps isn't - it's not a technology, programming language or a standard. Many DevOps supporters will say DevOps is a culture or a movement - a way of improving collaboration and communication...

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Monitoring PHP applications

When considering web applications monitoring, it’s essential to monitor not only the application itself but the services on which the application depends, as well as the infrastructure hosting the application. Detecting performance bottlenecks and debugging problems can otherwise be very tricky, and unexpected downtime may occur.Infrastructure monitoring Our advanced monitoring system is partially based on...