Post Incident Review: Comcast Outage

We get upset and frustrated when a site we are trying to access is unavailable. That frustration multiplies when we can’t reach any site on the internet. On Friday, June 29th, Comcast experienced a major outage caused by two unrelated fiber cuts to their network backbone providers. Media reports the…

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Monitorama 2018 Recap

Monitorama is one of my favorite conferences to attend. It is about one of my favorite subjects (monitoring) and is hosted in one of my favorite cities (Portland). It always surprises me how similar the themes are across the talks at a single-track conference like this; one might think that…

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Monitoring and Observability

Defining the term ‘monitoring’ is a difficult task considering the performance space has evolved significantly over the years. Lately, there has been a shift in the monitoring world, sparking a healthy debate regarding the definition and purpose of monitoring, through which a new term has emerged: observability. Some of that debate can be found in…

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