Securely sending metric data to Hosted Graphite

Security is a top priority at Hosted Graphite. To make sure your custom metrics arrive safely, we offer several options for their transport. In addition to the plaintext TCP or UDP carbon-format interfaces, you can send your metric data in the same format via TCP over TLS, and HTTPS. If you’d like a simpler, faster…

Building a diverse team

When I arrived at Hosted Graphite as the new (and first) Office Manager, I also represented another important addition to the company – the second woman on the team. Since then, three more women have joined our ranks; in a company of about twenty, this marks a significant increase. We’ve already published one blog about…

Monitor Amazon Kinesis Firehose in Hosted Graphite

We’ve supported syncing your metrics from Kinesis Streams, Amazon’s streaming data platform, for several years. Kinesis Streams helps you gather and process streaming data which can then be monitored in your Hosted Graphite account. Recently, we’ve added support for Firehose, a fully managed and scalable service that allows users to stream data to destinations like…

Hosted Graphite now integrates with Papertrail

We’re happy to announce a new integration with Papertrail, the widely used hosted log management service. Papertrail allows you to manage logs from apps, servers, cloud services, and shows you important log messages, in real time. Our integration lets you view metrics about important system and application log messages on your Hosted Graphite graphs and dashboards. For…

Per-metric rate limiting: How we protect our backend

To protect our backend and make sure one customer’s traffic can’t affect anyone else, we carefully limit the amount of data we accept from our users. This data can arrive at different rates and is immediately limited if we suspect it to be harmful. However, there are some cases where traffic will pass by our…

Advanced data views: Better observability, more control

At Hosted Graphite, we process billions of datapoints every day. We aggregate every metric you send us — ten different ways. These data views give you more control over what you see and at the most appropriate resolution. It’s an advanced feature we offer that makes it easier to analyse your data, set up effective…

Mandatory fun: How to throw a successful company event

When I first decided to apply for the Office Manager role at Hosted Graphite, I was drawn in by a few words in the job description page; “no ninjas, rockstars, or brogrammers, please; just nice, caring humans.” Right off the bat, these words indicated to me that a workplace with this as a value would…

Updates to Hosted Graphite’s HipChat Integration

Most of the feedback we’ve gotten on our HipChat integration has been positive since we launched it as part of our alerting feature. The integration lets you see unusual patterns as they happen and keeps your whole team informed. If your metric data indicates something might be wrong with your infrastructure, we post a notification…

Why we’re teaching our staff how to get a pay rise

At Hosted Graphite, we’re open about how we do things: both internally and externally. We publish the status of our internal systems (and share a full history of all incidents), we share our weekly Baremetrics reports on revenue and churn rate with everyone in the company and, most recently, we told all our staff how…

Amazon CloudWatch Monitoring: Feature Spotlight

This is the first of a new series that will highlight some key features and integrations we’ve launched. It’s a look at things we’ve been working hard to improve, as well as spotlighting some other features that customers have told us we’ve been a bit too quiet about up until now. First up, we’re looking…