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Monitor Mesos with StackState

Posted by Mark Bakker on Mar 22, 2017 3:00:02 PM

 

This post is part 2 in a 4-part series about Container Monitoring. Post 1 dives into some of the new challenges containers and microservices create and the information you should focus on. This article describes how to monitor your Mesos cluster.

 

Apache Mesos is a distributed systems kernel at the heart of the Mesosphere DC/OS and is designed for operations at very large scale. It abstracts the entire data center into a single pool of computing resources, simplifying running distributed systems at scale.

 

Mesos supports different types of workloads to build a truly modern application. These distributed workloads include container orchestration (like Mesos containers, Docker and Kubernetes), analytics (Spark), big data technologies (Kafka and Cassandra) and much more.

 

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Topics: Dev/Ops, Integrations, Monitoring, Virtualization, Technologies, ITOA

The Container Monitoring Problem

Posted by Mark Bakker on Mar 15, 2017 5:59:29 PM

 

This post is part 1 in a 4-part series about Docker, Kubernetes and Mesos monitoring. This article dives into some of the new challenges containers and microservices create and the metrics you should focus on. Part 2 explains how to monitor your Mesos cluster. 

 

Containers are a solution to the problem of how to get software to run reliably when moved from one environment to another. It’s a lightweight virtual machine with a purpose to provide software isolation.

 

So why are containers such a big deal?

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Topics: Dev/Ops, Monitoring, Provisioning, Technologies

8 Predictions for DevOps in 2017

Posted by Joey Compeer on Mar 8, 2017 11:52:31 AM

 

The past year was good for DevOps: we saw more enterprise adoption of containers and more companies throwing their hats into the container ring. We sat down with our friends from XebiaLabs – Andrew Phillips, Tim Buntel, and TJ Randall – and asked what they think the future has in store for the DevOps world of 2017.

 

1. A new wave of “next gen platform” projects is coming.

In 2017, we’ll see a new wave of “next gen platform” projects focused on container orchestration frameworks such as Kubernetes, and re-tooled PaaS platforms such as OpenShift or Cloud Foundry. Acceptance of the need for a cross-machine resource management and scheduling framework is growing, and the vendor ecosystem is rapidly throwing weight behind this movement. There will also be an increased shift away from defining containers directly, and more towards having containers generated automatically where necessary.

– Andrew Phillips, VP DevOps Strategy at XebiaLabs
 

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Topics: Dev/Ops, ITSM

Automate incident investigation to save money and become proactive

Posted by Mark Bakker on Mar 1, 2017 4:16:42 PM

 

How many hours did your best engineers spent investigating incidents and problems last month? Do those engineers get a big applause when they solved the issue? Most likely the answers are “a lot” and “yes”…

 

The reason that problem and incident investigation is hard, is because usually you have to search through multiple tools, correlate data from all those tools and interpret this data.

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Topics: Dev/Ops, ITSM, ITOA

Product update: here's what's new from January

Posted by Joey Compeer on Feb 21, 2017 3:16:42 PM

 

We make big improvements to StackState every single day. Keeping you updated about these results on a day-to-day basis could become somewhat annoying, so that's where this monthly post fits in: a summary to share all our latest improvements and newest features.


During the last few weeks StackState has seen some huge improvements, so it’s time to catch you up on all the cool stuff we made last month. Let get right to it…

 

Mesos integration

Monitoring your containerized infrastructure can be challenging. Containers move and change so frequently, that it’s more difficult to get an overview of your container landscape – especially at scale.

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Topics: Product, Dev/Ops, ITSM, Integrations, Monitoring, Collaboration, Service Management, Provisioning, Virtualization, Technologies

Why don’t monitoring tools monitor changes?

Posted by Mark Arts on Feb 7, 2017 4:37:22 PM

 

Changes in applications or IT infrastructure can lead to application downtime. This not only hits your revenue, it also has a negative impact on your reputation.

 

Everybody in IT understands the importance of having the right monitoring solutions in place. From an infrastructure – to a business perspective, we rely on monitoring tools to get us the right information.

 

But I wonder, why don’t these tools monitor application updates and infrastructure changes? Especially in today’s world, where DevOps and agile working are pushing changes to the apps and infrastructure all the time? Manual configuration errors can cost companies up to $72,000 per hour in Web application downtime. While application maintenance costs are increasing at a rate of 20% annually, 35% of those polled said at least one-quarter of their downtime was caused by configuration errors.

 

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Topics: Dev/Ops, ITSM, Monitoring

StackState a forerunner for the DevOps Agile Skills Association

Posted by Joey Compeer on Nov 2, 2016 1:32:26 PM

 

StackState, leading provider of the first full stack IT operations platform, today announced that it is a forerunner organization for the new DevOps Agile Skills Association. 

 

DASA includes IT thought leaders from around the world, and provides an independent and open platform to discuss, develop, challenge and co-create the baseline for the skills and competencies organizations require today and tomorrow.

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Topics: News, Dev/Ops

An answer to the alert storm: introducing Team View Alerts

Posted by Joey Compeer on Jul 18, 2016 3:42:28 PM

 

As a Dev or Ops it’s hard to focus on the things that really matter. Applications, systems, tools and other environments are generating notifications at a frequency and amount greater than you are able to deal with. It's a problem for every Dev and Ops professional.

 

Alerts are used to identify trends, spikes or dips in your metrics and events – for example to detect low free memory, high page-fault errors or unavailable database servers. With the right alerts in place you can get notifications or signals of problems before they escalate or respond quickly before it takes a business service down which could affect your customers.

 

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Topics: Product, Dev/Ops, ITSM

StackState a Gold Sponsor at DevOpsDays Amsterdam 2016

Posted by Joey Compeer on Jun 29, 2016 8:47:44 PM


StackState is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the DevOpsDays Amsterdam 2016. The conference will be held June 29 – July 1, 2016 at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam.
 

 

DevOpsDays Amsterdam gathers IT professionals for three days of discussions, presentations, product demos, and open dialogue aimed at furthering the concepts of DevOps within the community. 

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Topics: News, Dev/Ops

The model behind a dynamic real time IT blueprint

Posted by Mark Bakker on Jun 23, 2016 2:55:17 PM

 

StackState captures topology info, telemetry info and log info and combines that into a real time model of your IT stack.

 

The StackState real time model

StackState is designed to manage complex IT stacks with millions of constantly changing components to handle today’s complex environments. In modern enterprises DevOps practices, micro services architectures and containers are common. The StackState platform is designed to handle millions of concurrent data streams, which are automatically correlated with the corresponding components and business services.

 

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Topics: Product, Dev/Ops, ITSM

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