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Chances are you’ve created an alert that didn’t fire exactly when you expected it to, even though it is working exactly right. Often an alert is configured to trigger when a moving average exceeds a certain threshold—for example, when the number of 5xxs averaged over the last hour exceeds two per minute—and often you may […]
This article will show you how to get a full OpenStack stack running in just two commands using DevStack. DevStack is not intended to be a general OpenStack installer, but is a great option for dev/test. Because it was made for development and testing, DevStack takes most of the decision making out of the installation […]
Before Datadog, Lithium engineers and developers relied on the Horizon interface and command line tools to access OpenStack metrics. With Datadog, team members from across the organization are all on the same page.
Datadog alerts are commonly used to identify dips, spikes, or unhealthy trends in your metrics. For instance, you might alert on memory rapidly running out, or a dramatic drop in requested work. Alerts are built to automatically notify individuals or teams via the communication tools you already use, such as PagerDuty or Slack. But alerts […]
This is a guest post written by Geoffrey Corey, System Administrator at the Apache Software Foundation, a decentralized community of developers that produces more than 100 different pieces of open source software on an all-volunteer basis. The Apache Software Foundation has many different servers facilitating many different services across many different hosting providers. Managing these […]
When you are managing a large number of servers, a good infrastructure automation tool can make your life much easier. But once you have automated your provisioning, deployment and configuration management, you want some insights into how it’s all working. We are happy to introduce a new integration with Ansible, which joins our other automation integrations: Chef and Puppet.
This is a guest post from Ben McCann, co-founder of Connectifier. At Connectifier we’ve been helping great companies grow quickly, and placing ten of thousands of candidates into new jobs. Connectifier runs distributed across dozens of machines examining hundreds of millions of datapoints to help optimize the distribution of human capital. We consistently push our […]