Do you have a nagging feeling that your monitoring needs improvement, but you just aren’t sure where to start or how to do it? Are you plagued by constant, meaningless alerts? Does your monitoring system routinely miss real problems? This is the book for you.
Mike lays out a practical approach to designing and implementing an effective monitoring—from the application down to hardware in a datacenter, and everything between. Practical Monitoring will provide you with straight-forward strategies and tactics for designing and implementing a strong monitoring foundations for your company.
Practical Monitoring has a unique vendor-neutral approach to monitoring. Rather than discuss how to implement specific tools, Mike teaches the principles and underlying mechanics behind monitoring so you can implement the lessons in any tool.
Effective Strategies for the Real World
How to fix the ‘noisy alert’ problem once and for all
How to use statistics such as rolling average and standard deviation to level-up your monitoring
How to build a better on-call experience so your team don’t turn into burned out husks of people
How much infrastructure do you need to support N numbers of users?
The most common and impactful metrics to monitor for network, servers, security, and more
How to foster a culture of data-informed decisions, and integrating monitoring into everything you do.
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