DevOps Journey Part 6 – Monitoring / Metrics / Alerting

DevOps Journey Part 6 – Monitoring / Metrics / Alerting

This is the last post in the 6-post series on the Crafty Penguins DevOps Journey we take our clients on. Lastly, we’ll look at the service of Monitoring / Metrics / Alerting (MMA).

Sometimes, in the production environment, no one knows the health status of all the pieces and what can be seen in production. And, oftentimes it’s hard to debug problems that occur on the fly (we usually take the “reboot and pray” approach to solving problems). For us, solid MMA means 4 things:

  • Setting up proper feedback through all previous journey markers to ensure high functionality;
  • Quick and simple visibility into the issues;
  • Statistics to validate performance improvements and show unexpected hindrances (i.e. did recent code insertions make things faster or slower?); and
  • Ensuring proper feedback to dynamic scaling systems in order to reduce costs

For other posts we’ve written on this topic, see:

Well, there you have it: the Crafty Penguins DevOps Journey!  Do you feel the pain we’ve described? If you do, we have solutions ready to relieve that pain. You can schedule a call, call us, or send a message on our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Categories: DevOps

By Slava Martin

November 5, 2018

Slava Martin
Author: Slava Martin

The Crafty Penguins team provides Linux, DevOps, and SRE tools and services for leading edge technology companies around the world.


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