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Introduction to Monitoring
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    _Over time, Bloop Co’s IT infrastructure has become very complex. Jeff’s team used to be able to inspect the health of each component, but those days are long gone. When the system slows or an outa…
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    Clark added a new service to handle more traffic for his growing business. But he doesn’t know how his new application is doing! What information could help him gain insight into his system? Cla…
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    Klaus runs a popular retail website. He wonders if his website is meeting his customers’ expectations. If not, how does Klaus build features to further improve customer satisfaction? To relieve …
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    _Lenny runs an online business selling refurbished furniture. He’s nervous about his website crashing during peak traffic periods. What tools can Lenny use to keep informed about his website’s stat…
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    _Callen received a text alert warning her that the company page can’t connect to the database. Prometheus revealed that the database API call failed. Callen quickly switches the system to the backu…
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    Caleb received a Slack alert about an issue with one of the company’s backend applications. How does Caleb and his team track down the error in a complex maze of backend services? Let’s take a l…
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    _A modern pilot relies heavily on their plane’s equipment. These allow navigation in even the most stormy weather. For a complex software system, we need a high quality monitoring system to make se…
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    Congratulations! We have learned so much about monitoring systems. Let’s review what we’ve covered: * Monitoring is the practice of collecting metrics to gain insights on our systems. * Insights …

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