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How to Monitor NGINX Web Server Performance


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How to Monitor NGINX Web Server Performance

When development started on NGINX in 2002, the goal was to develop a web server which would be more performant than Apache had been up to that point. While NGINX may not offer all of the features available in Apache, its default configuration is able to handle approximately four times the number of requests per second, and accomplish this while using significantly less memory.

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Continual monitoring in the face of cloud storage failure



Continual monitoring in the face of cloud storage failure

On February 28th, 2017, many companies experienced the effects of the failure of components of the S3 object storage service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Since, according to the Synergy Research Group, AWS owns more than 40% of the public cloud market, this outage potentially affected a large number of systems hosts in the cloud. Because Librato is built on AWS and relies on services like S3, or services dependent on S3, we were not immune to the S3 downtime either. However, because our infrastructure is built with the Cockcroft quote above in mind, we were able to weather the storm with minimal disruption to our customers, and absolutely no loss of customer data.

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6 Key Linux Performance Metrics to Monitor


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6 Key Linux Performance Metrics to Monitor

For an infrastructure to be healthy, there must be good monitoring, and the team must have a monitoring infrastructure that speeds up and facilitates the verification of problems, following the line of prevention, maintenance, and correction. Librato was created with the purpose of helping monitoring teams control infrastructure.

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How to Monitor Docker Performance


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How to Monitor Docker Performance

When it comes to Docker container monitoring, using a dedicated tool provides a solution that you can reuse across all of your applications instead of building something specific for each. You also gain a partner dedicated to enhancing Docker container monitoring, which is invaluable for proactive issue detection, as well as in times of crisis.

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Introducing Librato Tagged Metrics


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Introducing Librato Tagged Metrics

 

We’re extremely proud to announce a significant new release for Librato -- tagged metrics. We’re starting with a closed beta group, and will follow with a GA release very soon. With tagged metrics, Librato becomes even more flexible, allowing you to slice and dice your data dynamically by any dimension.

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