Monitoring coffee: Tales from Hosted Graphite’s secret lab

It has been said that software engineers are organisms that convert caffeine into code. Not all software engineers need coffee to get by, but it’s popular enough that it’d be silly for us not to have an office coffee machine… …it’d also be sort of silly for a monitoring company not to monitor that coffee…

System monitoring – what are my options? (part 2)

In part one of this series on system monitoring libraries we checked out a some popular libraries used to monitor servers. In this follow-up, we take a look at a few more options and make a recommendation to answer the question ‘which of the many available monitoring tools is best for your environment?’ Diamond Diamond is a Python…

System monitoring – what are my options? (part 1)

There are many options for system monitoring –  so many in fact that a lot of people turn to one of the two worst options: Writing your own, or getting struck with paralysis by analysis and doing nothing. Monitoring your systems and alerting when something weird happens is crucial to understanding and tackling issues as early as…