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Infographic: The Modern IT and DevOps Toolkit Over the past year I reckon I have spoken to more than a thousand Developers/IT Os/DevOps folk through customer calls, demos of Logentries, at conferences such as Velocity, DevOpsDays, AWS re:Invent as well as a bunch of other more low key meetups across US and Europe. Naturally, one of the first questions I tend to ask is: "hey what do you use for logging?" Quickly followed by: "What other tools do you use?" Below is a list of tools I frequently come across (note: this is not exhaustive) that I see making up today's modern IT and Dev Ops toolkit. The Modern IT & DevOps Toolkit? This is how I think about the modern day IT and Dev management tools that are critical to supporting the distributed and complex environments, applications, and diverse end users today... Below is an outline of each key category of tools that  nee... (more)

How Pluralsight Uses Tableau and @Logentries | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

DataOps: How Pluralsight Uses Tableau and Logentries for Better Analytics By Mike Roberts, a Logentries customer and Director of Data Analytics at Pluralsight. A truly stable and robust Analytics platform is able to support both the analysis of external data as well as internal data, or data about its own state. Tableau Software is one such analytics platform and Logentries is the ‘listener' that makes analyzing Tableau's system data easier. As a result, our Pluralsight team is better able to understand the finer points of an analytics infrastructure, or what we call DataOps, and ... (more)

Keepalived and HAProxy in AWS | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Keepalived and HAProxy in AWS: An Exploratory Guide This article originally published on the Logentries Blog. We're going to explore high availability and load balancing using Keepalived and HAProxy. Keepalived is a routing software designed to provide simple and robust facilities for load balancing and high-availability to Linux systems and Linux-based infrastructures. HAProxy is an open source load balancer/reverse proxy generally used for load balancing web services, but also has the functionality to load balance TCP traffic. Together, Keepalived and HAProxy provide some uniq... (more)

Internet of Things System Monitoring By @HoardingInfo | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Machine Data for End-to-End loT System Monitoring By Chris Riley The Internet of Things (IoT) is really the morphing of physical devices into a software world. This means a lot of the same things you would do with applications and servers, you can now do with devices, including leveraging data to respond faster to issues, track trends, and improve your roadmap. The Internet of Things, Internet of Everything, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Smart Systems etc. all refer to devices or gadgets that are intelligently connected to their users and the web, in order to provide additional value. ... (more)

Ditch the Debugger and Use Log Analysis Instead By @MatthewPSkelton | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Ditch the Debugger and Use Log Analysis Instead By Matthew Skelton, Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Skelton Thatcher Consulting. Summary: As a Developer, you cannot attach the debugger to your application in Production, but you can use logging in a way that helps you easily diagnose problems in both development AND Production. You also get to make friends with Operations people - win! The applications we're developing and running are becoming increasingly distributed, with requests crossing several service or container boundaries. The traditional debugger is of limited use... (more)