The Art of Monitoring

James Turnbull
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A hands-on and introductory guide to the art of modern application and infrastructure monitoring and metrics. We start small and then build on what you learn to scale out to multi-site, multi-tier applications. The book is written for both developers and sysadmins. We focus on building monitored and measurable applications. We also use tools that are designed to handle the challenges of managing Cloud, containerised and distributed applications and infrastructure.

In the book we'll deliver:

* An introduction to monitoring, metrics and measurement.

* A scalable framework for monitoring hosts (including Docker and containers), services and applications built on top of the Riemann event stream processor. 

* Graphing and metric storage using Graphite and Grafana.

* Logging with Logstash.

* A framework for high quality and useful notifications

* Techniques for developing and building monitorable applications

* A capstone that puts all the pieces together to monitor a multi-tier application.

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About the author

James Turnbull is the author of numerous technical books about engineering and infrastructure and is a long-time member of the open source community. 

James is currently CTO at Empatico, an education technology start-up in New York. He was previously CTO at Kickstarter, VP of Services at Docker Inc, VP of Engineering at Venmo and at Puppet Labs running Operations and Professional Services.

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Publisher
James Turnbull
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Published on
Dec 31, 2014
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Pages
750
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ISBN
9780988820241
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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