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The Limitations Of Combining CloudHealth And Kubecost

Ever since its release in September 2014, Kubernetes has been equally powerful and meme-able in the engineering world. For all the magic of its container orchestration and compute resource management, it’s also mysterious and, to many, confounding — especially when it comes time to pay for it. As we’ve written before, migrating to Kubernetes often means losing cost visibility.


Auto-Instrumenting OpenTelemetry for Kafka

Apache Kafka, born at LinkedIn in 2010, has revolutionized real-time data streaming and has become a staple in many enterprise architectures. As it facilitates seamless processing of vast data volumes in distributed ecosystems, the importance of visibility into its operations has risen substantially. In this blog, we’re setting our sights on the step-by-step deployment of a containerized Kafka cluster, accompanied by a Python application to validate its functionality. The cherry on top?


Run Azure Functions locally in Visual Studio 2022

Azure Functions offers a serverless solution that streamlines the development process, minimizes infrastructure overhead, and results in cost savings. The beauty of this approach is that you no longer need to grapple with server deployment and maintenance; the cloud infrastructure automatically furnishes the essential resources to support your applications.


Azure Event Grid dead letter monitoring

Microsoft Azure provides a completely managed event routing service called Azure Event Grid. It allows you to respond to events received from various Azure services and external applications and forward them to different Azure services and endpoints. Azure Event Grid provides a unified way to manage events in Azure with event-driven programming. With Event Grids, you can create event-driven applications in a serverless environment, cutting down costs and performance lags.


Coralogix vs Google Cloud Operations: Support, Pricing and Features

Google Cloud Operations, formerly known as Stackdriver, is relatively new to the observability space. That being said, its position in the GCP ecosystem makes the platform a serious contender. Let’s explore some of the key ways in which Google Cloud Operations differs from Coralogix, a strong full-stack observability platform and leader in providing in-stream log analysis for logs, metrics, tracing and security data.


Failing in the Cloud-How to Turn It Around

Success in the cloud continues to be elusive for many organizations. A recent Forbes article describes how financial services firms are struggling to succeed in the cloud, citing Accenture Research that found that only 40% of banks and less than half of insurers fully achieved their expected outcomes from migrating to cloud. Similarly, a 2022 KPMG Technology Survey found that 67% of organizations said they had failed to receive a return on investment in the cloud.


Clouds, caches and connection conundrums

We recently moved our infrastructure fully into Google Cloud. Most things went very smoothly, but there was one issue we came across last week that just wouldn’t stop cropping up. What follows is a tale of rabbit holes, red herrings, table flips and (eventually) a very satisfying smoking gun. Grab a cuppa, and strap in. Our journey starts, fittingly, with an incident getting declared... 💥🚨


Why Unit Cost Must Be Your North Star Metric In The Cloud

You’re a savvy SaaS business leader, so you already know the importance of keeping costs low to maximize your margins. What you might not have considered, however, is how tracking unit cost in your cloud spend data can help you achieve optimizations far beyond what you’d get with traditional cost-cutting methods. Keep reading to learn how cloud spend unit costs can drive savings you never knew were possible.


Unlocking Microsoft SharePoint

Before you dive into SharePoint, you may wonder, “Why do I need a technical guide?” The simple answer? To unlock SharePoint’s full potential. Understanding its nuts and bolts will empower you to customize it to your needs, optimize its functionality, and elevate your overall user experience. This article goes beyond the surface-level features to explain the underlying architecture, data storage mechanisms, and much more. Ready to unlock the mysteries of SharePoint? Buckle up!