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Implementing Backstage: Getting Started

Backstage is a platform for building developer portals. Originally developed internally at Spotify, it’s now open source and available through GitHub. Backstage allows DevOps teams to create a single-source, centralized web application for sharing and finding software (through the software catalog feature), as well as templates and documentation.

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Status Pages 101: Everything You Need to Know About Status Pages

Status Pages are critical for effective Incident Management. Just as an ill-structured On-Call Schedule can wreak havoc, ineffective Status Pages can leave customers and stakeholders, adrift, underscoring the need for a meticulous approach. Here are two, Matsuri Japon, a Non-Profit Organization and Sport1, a premier live-stream sports content platform, both integrate Squadcast Status Pages to enhance their incident response strategies discreetly. You may read about them later. Crafting these Status Pages demands precision, offering dynamic updates and collaboration.

Streamlining network efficiency: Unveiling the power of ManageEngine Network Configuration Manager

Configurations play a crucial role in any network setting, as even a minor mistake in a single line of code can lead to cascading network failure throughout an entire organization. Moreover, with the increasing intricacy of networks, the risk of unauthorized misconfigurations has emerged as a significant concern, predominantly stemming from human inaccuracies.

Joining the Power of AI and Automation: Today's Business-critical Opportunity

Artificial intelligence (AI) won’t fade anytime soon, and since Generative AI (genAI) joined the party in Nov. 2022, innovative business strategies will only get louder. The not-so-fun part of AI and genAI’s growth shows up when businesses resist change and the adoption of emerging technologies. But the truth is – business leaders must step up.


Infrastructure Monitoring Today: How It Works & What It Does

The famous phrase “Houston, we’ve had a problem” isn’t a one off event for space missions or Tom Hanks — its a regular occurrence for most IT teams! Today’s IT teams are peppered with alerts indicating that something has gone amiss in their production environments. Visibility of uptime and performance is an essential part of ensuring that your IT infrastructure can power applications to meet business needs and deliver value for users.

Install MLflow in less than 5 minutes

Install MLflow quickly on Ubuntu using our distribution, Charmed MLFlow. You can integrate it with different tools, so you can run it on your workstation with Jupyter Notebook or at scale with Charmed Kubeflow. Charmed MLFlow is a fully open source distribution of the upstream project, that benefits from security patching, tool integration and automated lifecycle management.

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.


Netdata, Prometheus, Grafana Stack

In this blog, we will walk you through the basics of getting Netdata, Prometheus and Grafana all working together and monitoring your application servers. This article will be using docker on your local workstation. We will be working with docker in an ad-hoc way, launching containers that run /bin/bash and attaching a TTY to them. We use docker here in a purely academic fashion and do not condone running Netdata in a container.


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.


Netdata Processes monitoring and its comparison with other console based tools

Netdata reads /proc//stat for all processes, once per second and extracts utime and stime (user and system cpu utilization), much like all the console tools do. But it also extracts cutime and cstime that account the user and system time of the exit children of each process. By keeping a map in memory of the whole process tree, it is capable of assigning the right time to every process, taking into account all its exited children.