monitoring

Monitoring Kafka: Real-Time Ops Challenge

Monitoring Kafka: Real-Time Ops Challenge Let’s say you’re a long-time expert on message-oriented middleware – say, an MQSeries (now IBM MQ) pro from back in the day – and someone asked you to create an entirely new middleware product following modern, cloud-native architectural principles, able to process trillions of messages per day. What would it [...]

By |Middleware, monitoring|

Stirring Apache Kafka into the Middleware Mix (Part 1)

Stirring Apache Kafka into the Middleware Mix (First of a six-part blog series that describes how a team of IT pros and managers at one of the world’s largest global banks accommodated a bank acquisition and mastered a complex hybrid messaging environment spanning mainframes, distributed systems, and clouds.) About the Author Charley Rich has decades [...]

Why MSPs Need Monitoring, Data Analytics and Log Aggregation

As an IT managed services provider, you supply infrastructure and support services to your clients. But do you also deliver monitoring and analytics? If not, you should. Here's why. It's easy to think of a managed service as something that includes just implementation and support. But that's a mistake. There's more to consider than just [...]

By |Analytics, monitoring|

The 4 Key Benefits of Application Performance Management

Here are four ways Application Performance Management can benefit your IT organization: 1. Gain Visibility Into Apps Across Your Entire Technology Stack When properly designed and implemented, APM will provide you with the right levels of SPM transparency. You’ll gain visibility into how your applications are performing across your entire technology stack — whether they’re [...]

By |APM, cloud, IT Management, monitoring|

Curious about JavaScript performance, but don’t want to work hard?

There’s an easy way to determine if your JavaScript is inefficiently written. There’s no need to instrument every JavaScript function with code that logs timings and then analyze log files. With the use of W3C User Timing API’s use of “marks” as well as some creative JavaScript -ing, this can be done with minimal code. [...]

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