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Monitor NS1 with Datadog

NS1 is an intelligent DNS and traffic management platform that helps optimize the performance of your network infrastructure and speed application delivery to your end users. Since even a small increase in service latency can lead to churn and revenue loss, it’s critical to remove any inefficiencies embedded in basic network functions. NS1 helps ensure high performance for name resolution and routing through support for the edns0-client-subnet (ECS) DNS extension and for Filter Chain technology.


Deploy Iron Bank-Approved Artifactory/Xray on AWS GovCloud and RKE2

With Artifactory and Xray now included in the U.S. Department of Defense’s Iron Bank container repository, we’re eager to help you benefit from this accreditation. Today, we’ll explain how to deploy these hardened JFrog images on AWS GovCloud using Rancher Kubernetes Edition (RKE2.) Specifically, we’ll describe the installation and configuration of the Iron Bank-accredited Artifactory version 7.21.7 and Xray version 3.30.2.


How Debian Cron Handles DST Transitions

When the Daylight saving time starts, and the computer’s clock jumps forward, what does cron do? If the clock jumps from 1AM to 2AM, and there is a job scheduled for 1:30AM, will cron run this job? If yes, when? Likewise, when the Daylight saving time ends, and the clock jumps backward, will cron possibly run the same scheduled job twice? Let’s look at what “man cron” says.


Tiered Pricing: How To Figure Out Your SaaS Pricing Tiers

Pricing matters. Charge too little and you won't earn enough revenue to stay afloat. Charge too much and you could lose thousands in potential business. Yet, you don’t want to price out some customers or cause others to feel you can’t meet their needs. So what can you do? This is where tiered pricing comes into play, and can be helpful for SaaS companies to meet the needs and budgets of each of their different customer personas.


Forecasting Kubernetes Costs

The benefits of containerizing workloads are numerous and proven. But, during infrastructure transformations, organizations are experiencing common, consistent challenges that interfere with accurately forecasting the costs for hosting workloads in Kubernetes. Planning the proper reservations for CPU and memory before migrating to containers is a persistent issue Densify observes across our customers.

Wind River Supports Intel Industrial SoCs Designed for Real-Time and AI-Driven Intelligent Systems

Wind River announces support for Intel Atom x6000 Series and Intel Pentium and Celeron N and J Series processors and 11th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Celeron processors. This development is part of a multi-year effort to optimize Wind River software for Intel industrial system-on-a-chip offerings (SoCs).

Historical log analysis and investigation with Online Archives

To have full visibility into modern cloud environments, businesses need to collect an ever-growing avalanche of log data from a range of highly complex data sources. Indexing logs is key for real-time monitoring and troubleshooting, but it can quickly become expensive at high volumes, meaning that organizations often must choose which logs to index and which to archive.


Extend your Datadog functionality with Datadog Apps

Last year, we launched the Datadog Marketplace, which lets Datadog partners develop and trade applications that provide custom monitoring solutions for specific use cases. Now, we’re pleased to announce Datadog Apps, which introduces even further customizability to the Datadog platform. With Datadog Apps, you can now build and share your own Datadog UI features that seamlessly combine functionality from your third-party tools with the full range of Datadog’s monitoring capabilities.