To Restart or Not Restart? Managing Stateful Kubernetes Deployments with Operators and ConfigMaps

Stateless apps are easy, stateful are not. How about those apps in between? Those that cache things for performance reasons but can tolerate data loss. Those apps that can reobtain the data from some other highly available entity—the uptime of which is someone else’s headache. Let’s consider the AppDynamics ClusterAgent, a monitoring solution for various […]

Insights from an Investment Banking Monitoring Architect

To put it very simply, Financial Services companies have a unique set of challenges that they have to deal with every day. They are a high priority target for hackers, they are highly regulated by federal and state governments, they deal with and employ some of the most demanding people on the planet, problems with […]

How Garmin attacks IT and business problems with Application Performance Management (APM)

If you’ve used a GPS product before you’re probably familiar with Garmin. They are the leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and technologies. In addition to their popular consumer GPS products, Garmin also offers devices for planes, boats, outdoor activities, fitness, and cars. Because end user experience is so important to Garmin and its customers, ensuring the […]