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When I visit clients to talk about DevOps, I usually ask them what their monitoring strategy is. Too often, the answer I hear is "We use Nagios". I think Nagios is a great tool, but it sure is not a strategy. Nagios does a good job of monitoring infrastructure. It will alert you when you are running out of disk, CPU, or memory. I call this reactive monitoring. In other words, Nagios is telling you that your resources are getting maxed out and you are about to have issues. Proactive monitoring focuses more on the behavior of the applications and attempts to detect when metrics are starting to stray away from their normal baseline numbers. Proactive monitoring alerts you that the system is starting to experience symptoms that can lead to a degradation of performance or capacity issues which is more preferable than Nagios telling you are about to be screwed. With react... (more)

Podcast: DevOps Gaining Support with John Willis By @MadGreek65 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Podcast: DevOps Gaining Support From The Bottom Up with John Willis Enterprise Initiatives Episode: Our guest on the podcast this week is John Willis, Founder and VP of Customer Enablement at SocketPlane. We discuss the effort needed to implement a grassroots DevOps initiative. Listen in to find out how to gain the essential support of leaders for your project. (Make sure you have both headphones in to hear the full audio of this episode.) ... (more)

Internet of Things Creates Loyal Customers | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Five Ways IoT Enables Brands to Create Loyal Customers Earlier this week Jessica Groopman from Altimeter published a thought provoking white paper that recommends 5 consumer facing use cases for IoT. For each use case she highlights the value proposition for both the brand and the customer, describes a few key methods for engagement, and closes with some real life examples. Check out my latest post on Forbes that outlines the 5 most compelling uses cases from the report. If you're not using the Internet of Things to engage your customers, you should be. Earlier this week Jessica... (more)

SOA vs. Microservices | DevOpsSummit #DevOps #API #Microservices

Episode #11 - SOA vs. Microservices: Deep Dive With Jason Bloomberg Our guest on the podcast this week is Jason Bloomberg, President at Intellyx. When we build services we want them to be lightweight, stateless and scalable while doing one thing really well. In today's cloud world, we're revisiting what to takes to make a good service in the first place. Listen in to learn why following "the book" doesn't necessarily mean that you're solving key business problems. Check out this episode! Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in t... (more)

How to Architect for the Internet of Things with @JHaughwout | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Episode #14 - How to Architect for the Internet of Things Our guest on the podcast this week is Jim Haughwout, Chief Technology Architect at Savi Technologies. We discuss Internet of Things sensors and the growing demand for data driven architectures to support the sheer volume of data being collected. It's clear that many businesses adopting the Internet of Things are unprepared for the volume of data that needs to be processed. Listen in to learn how to put your Internet of Things strategy into place as the technology continues to evolve. Check out this episode! Cloud Expo / @T... (more)