Introducing Outlyer: Monitoring, Done Differently

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How our $5MM Series A has changed our team, product, and brand  

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New in Outlyer: Analytics

Posted by : Colin Hemmings | new features, Graphs, Metrics | 0 Comments

February 2017 update: Screenshots in this blog post carry our old name and brand, Dataloop.IO. All product functionality has remained the same. Thank you for understanding.

Since we make the collection of data super simple with self-service and open source standards, it means our users continue sending us more and more of the stuff. We support monitoring all layers of your service, including host, application and business metrics. While you need as much information as possible about how your online service is performing, you can soon end up drowning in data, making it hard to know what you have, let alone gain any valuable insights.

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#DOXLON Jan 2017 - FinTech Infrastructure Challenges

Posted by : David Gildeh | Meetup, DevOps Exchange London, DOXLON | 0 Comments

In this edition of DOXLON, Oliver Beattie from Monzo, a banking app, talked us through their network architecture, how they have secured it, and the lessons they've learned along the way. Chris Sinjakli from GoCardless discussed the importance of reliability, and dove into a recent feature for zero-downtime patch upgrades. Last but not least, Ed Hargin and Kyrylo Novotarskyi from TransferWise talked about their move from a monolithic codebase and shared infrastructure towards independent infrastructure management that is better focused on helping solve customer problems.

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New in Outlyer: AWS Integration

Posted by : Colin Hemmings | New Feature, AWS | 0 Comments

February 2017 update: Screenshots in this blog post carry our old name and brand, Dataloop.IO. All product functionality has remained the same. Thank you for understanding.

If you have moved to the AWS Cloud, or are in the process of doing so, chances are you don’t have a great deal of time to worry about monitoring it. Now, ideally there would be an off-the-shelf solution to take this pain away. This was the aim for the AWS CloudWatch service, but we decided to go a step further. Today we are pleased to announce the release of the Outlyer AWS integration.

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#DOXLON Nov 2016 - ELK Stack & Beats, Splunk @ Strft & cgroupv2 at Facebook

Posted by : David Gildeh | DOXLON, DevOps, Docker, Linux | 0 Comments

At the November DOXLON, Facebook gave us an in-depth look into the way we have managed containers over the past 8 years, and why a complete overhaul is coming, with an entirely new control group system. Epam Systems showed us how to use the ELK stack together with Beats Plugin data shippers for system metrics, along with monitoring multiple Docker containers. Neil Chowdhury at Strft focused on how they are using Splunk and data models for collaboration, and the need for semantic logging.

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Kubernetes vs. Mesos vs. Swarm — An Opinionated Discussion

Posted by : Ivana Ivanovic | Docker Containers, DOXLON, Docker | 0 Comments

The topic of the October 2016 DOXLON Meetup was container orchestration. The goal: shed light on and compare existing technologies: Kubernetes, Mesos and Docker Swarm. The Meetup started with lighting talks about Kubernetes and Mesos in production at two large companies, Pearson and Schibsted. This was followed by a panel discussion, moderated by our CTO Steven Acreman.

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Monitoring is a Journey, Not a Destination

Posted by : David Gildeh | Monitoring Wisdom | 0 Comments

Not a lot of people know this, but our name, Dataloop.IO, derives from the term OODA Loop (It was either that or OODA Daddy!). OODA Loop is a term I learnt about in the Big Data space when we were starting out, and has really driven our thinking around how we’ve designed Dataloop.IO to help online services become more agile and competitive through monitoring.

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Build vs Buy (Prometheus)

Posted by : Steven Acreman | monitoring | 0 Comments

Running an online service isn't easy. Every day you make complex decisions about how to solve problems and often there is no right or wrong answer, there are just different ways with different results. On the infrastructure side you have to weigh up where everything will be hosted. Is that on a cloud service like AWS, or in your own data centres, or any number of other options, perhaps even a mix.

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Metrics: Nagios, Graphite, Prometheus & InfluxDB

Posted by : Steven Acreman | monitoring | 0 Comments

Open source monitoring can be quite confusing for those who haven't spent a lot of time reading about the options. At Dataloop we track the most popular standards and then offer wire compatible endpoints. This helps new customers migrate onto Dataloop with very little effort, it means we don't invent yet another proprietary standard ourselves and it stops vendor lock-in.

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#DOXLON October 2016 - Container Orchestration

Posted by : David Gildeh | Meetup, DevOps Exchange London, DOXLON | 0 Comments

October brought to DOXLON that hot industry topic: containers.  With three lightning talks plus an expert panel discussion, we shed light on differences between most important container orchestration technologies. 

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