How to fix the 'noisy alert' problem once and for all
How much infrastructure do you need to support N numbers of users?
How to use statistics such as rolling average and standard deviation to level-up your monitoring
The most common and impactful metrics to monitor for network, servers, security, and more
How to build a better on-call experience so your team don't turn into burned out husks of people
How to foster a culture of data-informed decisions, and integrating monitoring into everything you do
I'm so glad you want to improve your monitoring! People at meetups and conferences ask all the time, "My monitoring sucks, and I don't know what to do about it! What should I know? How should I fix it?"
Practical Monitoring gives you the answers to your most pressing questions about monitoring at an easily-digestable legth. I sincerely hope it helps you develop world-class monitoring for your company, and I look forward to hearing from you about your success!
Mike Julian is Founder at Aster Labs, a consultancy that guides startups on building effective monitoring for their apps and infrastructure. Previously an operations engineer for more than a decade, Mike has worked with many well-known companies, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Peak Hosting, and Taos Consulting (where he worked with companies such as Synaptics, AirBnB, and a Target subsidiary). Often finding himself the champion of monitoring, Mike has helped numerous companies with designing and building better monitoring on their ever-elusive path to safer and more reliable infrastructure.