Monster Confidence: My day volunteering at STEMettes

A lot has been written about the alarming lack of diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Though lots of companies talk about improving diversity in the abstract, at Hosted Graphite we’ve put practical measures in place through our hiring policies, the language we use in our job ads and the way we approach…

Monitor Amazon SES in Hosted Graphite

It’s now possible to monitor Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) on your Hosted Graphite dashboards. SES is is a cloud-based email service designed to help companies send marketing, notification, and transactional emails. It’s a cost-effective and reliable way for businesses that use email to keep in contact with their customers – at any scale. As…

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…

Hosted Graphite + Sentry: Event and error tracking on your dashboards

When we ask our customers what they use to track errors and events on their sites, Sentry is typically the answer. That’s why we’ve added it as our latest integration: you can display your Sentry events on the same dashboards and graphs that your application performance is displayed on, giving you more information about the…

Collaboration > evaluation: Why we pay SRE candidates to interview all-day

As a team of (mostly) engineers we understand why a growing consensus think the process of hiring for tech is broken. Between us, we’ve interviewed hundreds of times and have our fair share of lacklustre, or downright terrible, interview experiences. When interviewing for SRE it becomes particularly difficult — we’re looking for qualities like empathy…

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…