The latest News and Information on Observabilty for complex systems and related technologies.

Democratizing Delivery: Seamless Observability for Optimal Application Performance |Ekim Maurer(NS1)

When application delivery performance issues happen, observability is critical to diagnosing the problem at hand. The adage “it’s always DNS” means that observability must extend to the foundational layers of the application delivery and access networking stacks. Yet granting administrative access to core network services like DNS and DHCP may run contrary to an organization’s least-privileged access policies. In this session, attendees will learn how global internet companies and enterprises use NS1 and Datadog to provide democratized DNS observability and reach optimal application performance.

Observability for Service Organizations | Bart Scheltinga (RawWorks)

Observability is trending. Organizations that rely on cloud infrastructure and cloud applications prioritize observability initiatives to get control over their business’s applications. At the same time, we see the “gap” between the on-premises infrastructure and “non-cloud” infrastructure is becoming bigger. Examples are End User Computing (EUC) and Global networks (SD-WAN).

We're Making Observability Available in Splunk Enterprise!

For you, one or more of these statements (and / or challenges) likely apply to you, and the organization for which you work. Which of these are you hearing or saying? Splunk can help you with these in many ways. Today, I am highlighting one way to address many of these statements, specifically with the Content Pack for Splunk Observability Cloud.


Check System Health on the Go with Splunk Observability Cloud For Mobile

With the demand to meet service level agreements (SLAs), any on-call SRE can tell you that incidents always happen at the wrong time. Things break when you least expect them to (on a date, about to beat a new level in a video game, pizza delivery just arrived, asleep at 3am). During these inopportune moments, you want to make sure it's easy to get the data you need, no matter which device is nearby.


Golden signals in seconds with Universal Service Monitoring

Whether you are a site reliability engineer or an application developer, you need visibility into the health and performance of every service you run or support. But in complex, dynamic environments, it can be difficult to ensure that all services are accounted for. With Universal Service Monitoring, SREs and other engineers in your organization can get shared visibility into golden signals for HTTP(S) requests across all your services, without redeploying them or touching a single line of code.

How to use Netdata Cloud for infrastructure observability

In this video, we cover how Netdata Cloud provides scalable infrastructure monitoring for any number of distributed nodes running the Netdata Agent. Monitor any system in your infrastructure including physical or virtual machines (VM), containers, cloud deployments, or edge / IoT devices. Netdata’s free, open-source monitoring agent works with Netdata Cloud to help you monitor and troubleshoot every layer of your systems to find weaknesses before they turn into outages.

CVE-2021-37136 & CVE-2021-37137 - Denial of Service (DoS) in Netty's Decompressors

The JFrog Security research team has recently disclosed two denial of service issues (CVE-2021-37136, CVE-2021-37137) in Netty, a popular client/server framework which enables quick and easy development of network applications such as protocol servers and clients. In this post we will elaborate on one of the issues – CVE-2021-37136.


Observability trends 2021

Observability has gained a lot of momentum and is now rightly a central component of the microservices landscape: It’s an important part of the cloud native world where you may have many microservices deployed on a production Kubernetes cluster, and a need to monitor these microservices keeps rising. In production, quickly finding failures and fixing them is crucial. As the name suggests, observability plays an important role in this failure discovery.


Hybrid Multi-Cloud Demands Holistic Observability

As I said before, Speed is King. Business requirements for applications and architecture change all the time, driven by changes in customer needs, competition, and innovation and this only seems to be accelerating. Application developers must not be the blocker to business. We need business changes at the speed of life, not at the speed of software development.