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How to Optimize Your WordPress Site With Pingdom Real User Monitoring

Learn how to capture insights from the end user down to the application To keep their applications and websites available and accessible, today’s businesses put a lot of emphasis on…

How We Monitor Elasticsearch With Metrics and Logs

As an architect at SolarWinds, it’s essential to work with our own monitoring tools as a form of quality control and source for innovation. As one of the largest players in the…

What Is Serverless Architecture? + Pros and Cons

Serverless architecture is a bit of a misnomer. The term itself implies your applications aren’t running on any servers, which isn’t the case. Serverless architecture means a cloud provider—such as…

The Growth of milCloud 2.0 Demands a New Monitoring Approach

The addition of Amazon Web Services and VMware to the Defense Department’s milCloud 2.0 contract will make it easier for agencies to transition applications and services to the cloud. However, the acceleration of this effort may…

What Are Microservices? Advantages and Examples

As enterprise applications changed over time to serve different business needs and computer systems evolved from the monolithic architecture of mainframes into client-server and distributed systems, mechanisms for communications between…

What Is Distributed Tracing? Key Concepts and Definition

Back in the day, monitoring applications from end to end was—for the most part—significantly easier than it is today. Though the basics of instrumentation and observability for metrics like CPU,…

Two Keys to Delivering Exceptional Citizen Experiences

Delivering a good customer experience to citizens isn’t just preferable, but necessary if federal, state, and local agencies are to achieve their public service objectives. The pandemic caused disruption among…

How the U.S. State Department Can Overcome the Trade-Offs of its Multi-Cloud Strategy

The U.S. State Department has a global workforce of 69,000 across more than 270 diplomatic missions. To support the work of its “untethered diplomats,” State’s Bureau of Information Resource Management…

3 Ways IT Teams Can Manage Tool Sprawl

Since schools transitioned to remote learning, districts have added or upgraded their IT education technology and monitoring tools to provide better outcomes for all. But it’s not necessarily a good…

Is Application Sprawl in Government Really a Big Problem?

When considering whether to add more applications or monitoring components to your IT system, the answer should always be quality over quantity. Agencies often fall into the trap of application…

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