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Mike Kavis

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When I visit clients to talk about DevOps, I usually ask them what their monitoring strategy is. Too often, the answer I hear is "We use Nagios". I think Nagios is a great tool, but it sure is not a strategy. Nagios does a good job of monitoring infrastructure. It will alert you when you are running out of disk, CPU, or memory. I call this reactive monitoring. In other words, Nagios is telling you that your resources are getting maxed out and you are about to have issues. Proactive monitoring focuses more on the behavior of the applications and attempts to detect when metrics are starting to stray away from their normal baseline numbers. Proactive monitoring alerts you that the system is starting to experience symptoms that can lead to a degradation of performance or capacity issues which is more preferable than Nagios telling you are about to be screwed. With react... (more)

SOA vs. Microservices | DevOpsSummit #DevOps #API #Microservices

Episode #11 - SOA vs. Microservices: Deep Dive With Jason Bloomberg Our guest on the podcast this week is Jason Bloomberg, President at Intellyx. When we build services we want them to be lightweight, stateless and scalable while doing one thing really well. In today's cloud world, we're revisiting what to takes to make a good service in the first place. Listen in to learn why following "the book" doesn't necessarily mean that you're solving key business problems. Check out this episode! Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in t... (more)

Five Reasons Why Docker is a Billion Dollar Company | @DevOpsSummit #Docker #DevOps

Five Reasons Why Docker is a Billion Dollar Company I have seen a lot of billion dollar valuations lately that have left me scratching my head. Many of those are in the B2C or social media space where companies are measured more on “eyeballs” (the number of active users) and less on things like revenue or business models. So after Docker cracked the billion dollar club with a $95M round I decided to research exactly what it is about containers that could drive this type of valuation. Check out my latest post on Forbes that discusses the 5 reasons why I believe the valuation is ... (more)

Big Data Processing | @CloudExpo #BigData #SDN #IoT #InternetOfThings

Our guest on the podcast this week is Jason Parsons, Senior Architect and Big Data expert at Cloud Technology Partners. We discuss the benefits of real-time, big data processing in the cloud and why some companies are hesitant to migrate from their traditional data centers. Jason explains why planning is key when moving from on-premise centers and why all companies should begin their cloud initiatives with a minimum viable product before going into full production. Check out this episode! ... (more)

Seven Ways to Think Different in the Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud #IoT

Success in the public cloud requires a complete mind shift change. Are you thinking about cloud the right way? Most large enterprises have spent millions of dollars on their public cloud initiatives over the past few years but have made little progress towards achieving their goals of increased agility and reduced operating costs. The main reason is simple: they approached cloud as if it were a datacenter. In order to achieve their lofty goals, enterprises need a complete mind shift change. Check out my latest post at Cloud Technology Partners to view the 7 ways to think differen... (more)