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AWS Auto Scaling and Uptime Cloud Monitoring

Talking with some of our customers recently, they were not aware that they could bake CopperEgg into their auto scaling processes, to get the benefit of our real-time server monitoring and cloud analytics on the instances that were scaled up. It’s really quite simple to do. At its most basic, you can build the CopperEgg […]

Autoscaling for Success with Uptime Cloud Monitor

Many Uptime Cloud Monitor customers are using monitoring in a highly dynamic environment public cloud, private cloud, virtualized environments, containers, et cetera. They want to provision and deprovision systems and services and have their monitoring keep up.  CopperEgg was designed specifically to meet this challenge.

The Power Of ChatOps

One of the hotter new DevOps trends is the practice of “ChatOps” – using chat to aggregate not just human communication, but also status updates from your systems and deployments, and even to issue commands immediately in response. Popular newer chat clients like HipChat, Slack, Campfire, jabber, and more have been written with APIs such […]

DevOps and The Enterprise

DevOps. It’s one of the biggest new industry buzzwords, but one that seems to not have a clear definition when you go and look. But it’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue right now, even in IT and in the enterprise. Heck, Spiceworks has recently added a DevOps forum to their community, so it’s gotten big enough […]

Monitoring and the State of DevOps

The 2014 State of DevOps Report was just released as a joint study by Puppet Labs, Thoughtworks, and IT Revolution Press. Nicole Velasquez, Gene Kim, Nigel Kersten, and Jez Humble surveyed 9200 people in companies of various sizes across many sectors about the empirical realities of DevOps approaches in their organizations, correlated the results statistically, and releases an analysis […]

AWS cost saving tip: Delete unused EBS volumes

Organizing EBS volumes and deleting detached volumes on a regular basis to can help decrease AWS spend. See how easy it is to identify, tag, snapshot, detach, and delete those unused EBS volumes. Identify It is important to identify if your EBS volumes are currently mounted or unmounted. By identifying unmounted volumes, you will be […]

The Competitive Advantages of Real-Time Server Monitoring

In a digital environment that depends on the efficiency and reliability of IT assets, organizations do not have a minute to spare when it comes to evaluating the performance of their servers and fixing any problems that may arise. That is why real-time monitoring is essential in this day and age – IT staff can’t […]

Contrasting Uptime Cloud Real User Monitoring and Uptime Cloud Website Monitoring

I get many questions about the difference between Uptime Cloud Monitor Real User monitoring (RUM) and Uptime Cloud Monitor  Website monitoring. The difference is an actual human user vs a synthetic approach. Let me explain into more detail. Website monitoring uses Probes in the Uptime Cloud Monitor  UI to setup a machine driven test of a particular URL […]

Uptime Cloud Monitor Checklist for Success

This article covers a dozen egg-tips to some of the most valuable features within Uptime Cloud Monitor to help our customers get the most out of the product. Use Collaboration Features Invite other team members to participate with their own Uptime Cloud Monitor logins to your account.I see many of our customers who have only one user […]

What do a t1.micro and a m1.xlarge have in common? You might be surprised!

As of September 2013, our benchmarks indicated that a t1.micro and a m1.xlarge both run on the same hardware platform, as reported by the UnixBench benchmarking tool. Uptime Cloud Monitor published some benchmark results of AWS EC2 instance types. In Part 1 of this blog I’ll highlight and expand upon one surprising and interesting result: the t1.micro instances […]