How DevOps Changes Monitoring

One of the most interesting changes that I have observed in my career is Microsoft shifting from just being a development organization to truly becoming a DevOps team, in the case of the SQL Server team. The product code developers are the operations support …


Networks Systems

This is a Disaster! Knowing When to Call It

Disasters come in many forms. I’ve walked in on my daughters when they were younger and doing craft things in their bedroom and said “this is a disaster!” When it comes to serious events though, most people think of natural disasters, like floods or …



The Burden of Monitoring Load Balancers

I was having one of “those” days, and someone asked me to describe what a load balancer did. My answer was something like this.   “Imagine your most critical application gained sentience, and had access to a genetics lab. There, it crossed a router …