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February 7, 2017

A Cloud Alliance Between VMware and AWS Takes Shape

Last October, when VMware unveiled a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), many in the tech industry were surprised.

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January 20, 2017

At DoorDash, It’s Running with Data

Take a quick look at DoorDash’s website, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that they’re simply a food delivery company. Ask them, and they see themselves as a logistics company; food just happens to be the focus, at least for now. Says DoorDash iOS Engineer Jeff Cosgriff in a company…

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December 24, 2016

Five Lessons from Pioneers of Data-Driven Cloud Operations

The simplicity of applications executing on a single OS and server is long gone. Now we write for a multitude of machine instances on top of dynamic cloud environments, and the infrastructure is increasingly complex. Applications execute over distributed architectures and micro-services, interplaying with a mass of infrastructure-as-code and virtualized…

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December 6, 2016

Monitoring Metamorphosis: How To Create Metrics from Log Data in Wavefront

Metrics and logs are two important data types in monitoring. Log monitors are optimized for storing, indexing, and analyzing log data. Wavefront is optimized for time-series metrics data, so it’s awesome at helping you use metrics and analytics to better manage cloud applications. Wavefront renders metrics visualizations at the speed…

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November 9, 2016

Replacing Nagios Checks with Wavefront Intelligent Alerting

This blog post was written by Parag Sanghavi on behalf of Wavefront. Nagios monitors IT infrastructure components including servers, network devices, operating systems, and application sub-systems. First launched in 1999, Nagios has community-provided plugins for monitoring a large set of components. It has grown to become the near de facto…

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