Who is accessing your Elastic File System (EFS)?

In this post we review how to understand and visualize who is accessing your EFS, and how to use it for troubleshooting, cost allocation and system design. What is Elastic File System (EFS)? Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) provides … Continue Reading

How to Monitor Microservices – Part 2: Mapping Microservice Relationships

In the previous post (part 1) we have covered how visualizing microservices is very useful when monitoring an environment with Microservices.  This post will look at a number of practical ways of understanding the relationships within and between services in the environment, … Continue Reading

How to Monitor Microservices – Part 1: Visualizing Microservices

One of the most successful trends in recent years is moving to a Microservices Architecture. There are many benefits to a microservices architecture. However, it does come with a number of trade-offs. One such trade-off is that monitoring is more challenging in … Continue Reading

How to define good application level metrics

Many monitoring solution support user-defined custom metrics. In this post I would like to share a few simple rules on how to define good custom or application level metrics. In the recent two decades I participated in creating and using … Continue Reading