Observability

The latest News and Information on Observabilty for complex systems and related technologies.

Kubernetes Horror Stories

Kubernetes is a complex system but not a complicated one. Its layered architecture is open to creating disasters caused by networking, security, configuration, and cloud provider limitations. Learning from others' mistakes is the new reality of succeeding for cloud applications. This perfectly applies to Kubernetes-based software architectures and your software, too. If you don't understand how other people will fail, it's more likely that you'll fail at some point.
splunk

Modernization Starts With Infrastructure

Today, every company is a software company and digital business is a core strategy for many organizations. To gain the much-needed agility and efficient scalability, companies in all verticals are modernizing their infrastructure by moving to hybrid, multicloud and cloud-native environments. Realizing that modern applications run on modern infrastructure, IT leaders are prioritizing infrastructure modernization initiatives.

honeycomb

The Future of Ops Careers

Have you seen Lambda: A Serverless Musical? If not, you really have to. I love Hamilton, I love serverless, and I’m not trying to be a crank or a killjoy or police people’s language. BUT, unfortunately, the chorus chose to double-down on one of the stupidest and most dangerous tendencies the serverless movement has had from day one: misunderstanding and trash-talking operations.

DevOps Transformation with Serverless and Observability

There's a misconception around serverless that it will remove the Ops people from organizations. Serverless removes undifferentiated heavy lifting but makes the Ops people even more valuable for the teams because they are experienced about the failures of a software. Using extensive observability, Ops folks can adapt themselves into serverless and provide more value for their company. In this video, we discuss serverless adaptation for DevOps teams and how Thundra can help.
thundra

Adopting Observability to Pull Yourself Out of the Pits of Serverless Anti-Patterns

Serverless offers opportunities that are transforming how we think about building in the cloud. The days of worrying about complex and brittle cloud infrastructure on which sits your entire business logic are soon coming to an end. All of these responsibilities are increasingly now delegated to a cloud vendor, allowing you to focus primarily on your business logic. However, due to a large amount of the underlying architecture being delegated, serverless results in an unintended disadvantage.

honeycomb

Handle Unruly Outliers with Log Scale Heatmaps

We often say that Honeycomb helps you find a needle in your haystack. But how exactly is that done? This post walks you through when and how to visualize your data with heatmaps, creating a log scale to surface data you might otherwise miss, and using BubbleUp to quickly discover the patterns behind why certain data points are different.

New Product Updates What Does it Mean to Observe and Debug in 'Hi Res'

A number of Honeycomb features have been released throughout spring 2019 that, collectively, we like to say deliver “hi-res” across the Engineering and DevOps lifecycle. What do we mean? First, hi-res with Honeycomb means you get clearer visibility about how your production is behaving in real time, as you release new code. Secondly, it means once you have those insights (thanks to granular event data stored in Honeycomb), you can debug and resolve more efficiently. So, how do we do it?

Eaze into Observability

On-call teams use Honeycomb’s analytics to discover exactly what is happening with code in production. While incident response is a key reason engineers rely on Honeycomb, observability also delivers unique value during the development process. Eaze takes observability a step further and uses Honeycomb to prioritize what’s needed to stabilize their existing service while informing how they build their new Go and Node.js microservices platform all at the same time.