Monitoring direct and indirect ELB dependencies

Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances. It enables you to achieve fault tolerance in your applications, seamlessly providing the required amount of load balancing capacity needed to route application (or micro-service) traffic. Understanding … 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

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How to monitor AWS step functions

Last December Amazon announced on a new service: Step Functions.  AWS Step Functions is a serverless architecture that makes it easy to coordinate the components of distributed applications and microservices in a state-machine fashion. There is a considerable excitement around … 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

Micorservices and containers

We noticed an interesting trend when talking to IT organizations. In many cases teams seems to confuse the notions of microservices and containers. This is interesting because microservices is a set of architecture and organizational guidelines and have nothing to do … Continue Reading