Tag: monitoring



Hybrid Cloud Monitoring: Take It to Twitter

September 2, 2020

If you’ve run across other articles I’ve written about hybrid cloud, you’ll notice a familiar theme: it’s an artifact of other technology decisions nobody asked for. As such, it’s left up to IT operations to figure out how to know if it’s working well, …

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SolarWinds x Cloud Field Day 7

May 1, 2020

Cloud Field Day, hosted by Gestalt IT, is an invite-only, live-streamed technical meeting focused on the impact of cloud on enterprise IT. Held over 2-3 days, the event brings together a panel of industry influencers or “delegates” from around the world to interact with …

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MySQL Query Performance Statistics In The Performance Schema

January 12, 2020

Quite some time ago, when we added the ability to monitor MySQL query performance statistics from MySQL’s PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA, we learned a number of valuable lessons, still worth sharing. There are definitely right and wrong ways to do it. If you are looking to the P_S tables …



What Is MongoDB’s _id Field and How to Use It

December 22, 2019

MongoDB’s users are well known for valuing the database’s capacity for growth. After all, the system’s tagline is “for giant ideas,” and for good reason.  The system supports extreme scalability and has been designed to store exceptionally large numbers of documents. Among all the data that …

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Holt-Winters Forecasting Simplified

December 15, 2019

Holt-Winters forecasting is a way to model and predict the behavior of a sequence of values over time—a time series. Holt-Winters is one of the most popular forecasting techniques for time series. It’s decades old, but it’s still ubiquitous in many applications, including monitoring, …



Army Network Optimization Could Help Training

November 26, 2019

The U.S. Army is undergoing a major technology shift affecting how soldiers prepare for battle. Core to the Army’s modernization effort is the implementation of a Synthetic Training Environment (STE) combining many different performance-demanding components, including virtual reality and training simulation software. The STE’s …



Maximize Your Microsoft Ecosystem Performance

November 5, 2019

Microsoft offers some of its own monitoring options, such as System Center and Windows Admin Center. Federal IT pros can optimize performance by including additional monitoring strategies such as monitoring Windows servers, Microsoft applications, databases, Hyper-V, Azure, and Office 365. Monitoring Strategies Windows Servers …