Are the Pitfalls of Microservices and Docker Containers Worth It? (Hint: Yes!)

Posted by : Eric Bruno

By now, the advantages of microservices—like more agility, modularity, scalability, reliability and so on, are probably familiar to you. But like all new technologies, microservices present new challenges in addition to new benefits.

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The Network Knows

Posted by : Avi Freeman | Metrics, Log, APM

Tools, tools everywhere

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Java Monitoring Using JMX

Posted by : Vince Power | Monitoring, Java

When you are working with Java applications, or any application running inside a Java Virtual Machine, JMX provides an easy and platform-native way to extract details from the runtime without making any code changes. This article provides some examples of how to access monitoring information using JMX.

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How to use netlink to calculate load averages

Posted by : Lisa Hong | Docker, netlink

Here at Outlyer we develop a monitoring system. In order for it to be useful for our customers, we need to integrate with several systems in order to obtain data that would otherwise be hard to find. In this post, we’ll be talking about how we used a Linux kernel feature to obtain load averages for containers.

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#DOXLON July 2017

Posted by : Lisa Hong | Docker Containers, DOXLON, DevOps Exchange (DOXLON), Kubernetes

During our July DOXLON we had three awesome speakers talking about varied topics. Jeremie Vallee from Babylon Health, discussed his journey towards orchestration with a Minimum Viable Docker approach. We also had Federico Fregosi, who talked about Kubernetes and microservices at Curve while diving into the future of the DevOps model. Finally we heard from Jonas Chevalier, who discussed how you can use nix to replace and improve upon Docker for packaging microservices. 

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Packaging microservices with nix (DOXLON)

Posted by : Lisa Hong

In this blog post from our July DOXLON meetup we have Jonas Chevalier who quit his job in order to do Nix consulting and his presentation on that. In his talk Jonas goes over how you can use Nix as a replacement for Docker files. 

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Minimum Viable Docker: our journey towards orchestration (DOXLON)

Posted by : Lisa Hong

Our first speaker at our July DOXLON was Jeremie Vallee who works as a Lead DevOps at Babylon Health.

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Ops is dead. Long live Ops (DOXLON)

Posted by : Lisa Hong

In this blog post we have  Federico Fregosi who is a Lead Site Reliability Engineer at Curve speak at our July DOXLON meetup. He spoke about the future of the DevOps position and the changes that are going on in the industry. Most of the issues brought up are tried to start ups specifically and is mostly about the changes that are happening in the landscape. 

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How to supercharge AWS CloudWatch

Posted by : Twain Taylor | AWS, Cloudwatch

CloudWatch, the default monitoring tool on AWS, is an essential tool to use when hosting apps on AWS.

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How to collect Docker metrics with cgroups

Posted by : Thibault Laurens | Docker Containers, Engineering, Docker

This blog post is a retrospective on how Outlyer built a specific part of its Docker monitoring solution: the container's metrics collection.

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