You may think from the preponderance of moustaches in the above the photo that LogicMonitor recruits entirely from former firemen, policemen and others who, in a cliche, sport the hairy lip. In fact we’re just supporting Movember, to help increase the performance, uptime and availability of Men’s health – and all IT infrastructure. (Feel free to contribute to support Men’s health at the link. LogicMonitor did, as well as individual fund contributors.)
And while we do have a variety of jobs open, we do not discriminate on race, gender, age – or even the presence or absence of facial hair.
(Note: we do have a sizeable contingent of female employees. For some reason, none of them participated in Movember….)
LogicMonitor is excited to announce that you can now monitor your Twilio voice and messaging traffic using LogicMonitor – with all the automation and ease of use that LogicMonitor brings to the rest of your infrastructure.
LogicMonitor will automatically detect all the Twilio resource categories in use (automatically adjusting as you add or discontinue different resource types). It will plot the rate of usage of the different resources, as well as the total usage and cost on a month by month basis, giving you greater insight and visibility into how your app is using the Twilio system. Automatic overviews of the top 10 Twilio resource types across different dimensions (cost, usage and count) as well as detailed data about each resource provide a complete view of your account. Read more »
How many times have you opened a file in vi which is owned by root, made changes, and then couldn’t save it because you didn’t sudo first? Sure, you could save it to an alternate location and then copy it into place, but the following is a handy trick:
This will save your file in place provided you have sudo privileges.
@SUBSCRIBED (Zuora’s annual user conference held in SF last week) I had the fun & privilege to sit on a panel moderated by Zuora’s CFO, Tyler Sloat. I enjoy this continuous exposure to the Zuora Exec team, their thinking, customers and ecosystem. Zuora Subscribed offered a venue to have a substantive discussion about what’s really important to companies that are disrupting both in technology and business models to solve the problems of a global set of customers.
Last week I was traveling to and from our Austin office – which means a fair amount of time for reading. Amongst other books, I read “The Principles of Product Development Flow”, Reinertsen, Donald G. The most interesting part of this book (to me) was the chapters on queueing theory.
Little’s law shows the Wait time for a process = queue size/processing rate. That’s a nice intuitive formula, but with broad applicability.
So what does this have to do with monitoring? Read more »
Here at LogicMonitor we serve hundreds of managed service providers with our cloud-based performance monitoring platform. “MSPs” range from true blue service providers, to Cisco VARs, to Cloud Providers and System Integrators. MSP monitoring typically means using LogicMonitor to monitor their own equipment and hosted apps. Many also will drop a LogicMonitor collector at a customer site or remote sites to monitor critical customer side infrastructure. Our flexible deployment model avoids the hassle of setting up VPNs that legacy premise-based monitoring tools require.
Lately I’ve spent a lot of time in airports and freeways to better understand our MSP customers, and I’m amazed by their expert use of LogicMonitor and their willingness to share best practices to help other MSPs monitor better (and make more $!). I’d like to thank a couple of MSPs in particular – Sagiss (in Big D) and CIO Solutions (in our hometown of Santa Barbara) — for contributing to help us build a best practices guide for using LM within MSPs. Here’s the first in a series to help MSPs get the most out of LogicMonitor, and hopefully contribute to your success. Read more »
Greetings from PuppetConf 2013!
The LogicMonitor team is here in force and we are impressed by the showing. The show is twice as big as it was last year! If there was ever a question about where Puppet is going, it has been answered: up up up. What I find most interesting about the increase in attendees is the types of companies they are representing: the larger corporations are taking notice. Puppet is obviously helping to solve a pain point that everybody is facing. We are really at the beginning of a sea change in how all parts of infrastructure and code are configured and deployed. Configuration management, using tools like Puppet, is going to encompass all components of your infrastructure, from the operating system level all the way up to load balancers and network devices. Read more »
This is a guest post by Elisha Saini, LogicMonitor Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst. Follow her on Twitter at @ElishaSaini
Recently I passed the milestone of the first year of my career, and my first year at LogicMonitor. Below is my commemorative blog
5 reasons I love working at LM…
1. The title/position you have does not nearly reflect the million different things you end up working on.
In 12 months I’ve done everything from employee onboarding, coordinating company events, organizing trade show logistics, moving an entire office to a new building, and becoming an excel wiz to create financial/business performance reports. Being fresh out of college, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. What I did know, however, is that I wanted to try a little bit of everything to get a feel for what I enjoy most. That’s exactly what I got. Read more »
Another in our internal blog challenge, from sales guy Justin Aretz in our Austin office.
LogicMonitor signs up new clients everyday for a wide variety of reasons, but one reason we hear very often is an outage or performance dip that could have been prevented. Maybe a NetApp volume maxed out, or latency from a database was causing slow app performance. These headaches are absolutely avoidable with proactive monitoring.
Proactive cloud based monitoring can be the difference between catching an issue before it’s an issue, and spending your whole weekend fixing what went wrong (that’s after hours of investigation to find out what went wrong in the first place). In some cases we hear of businesses living with a false sense of security – they had an on-premise monitoring solution in place, but when the device that hosts the monitoring goes down, that did them no good, as it couldn’t let them know it’s down. That’s where SaaS-based solutions like LogicMonitor take the cake. We still notify you with a variety of methods and in all situations – because we’re an off-premise solution. Just because your datacenter is down, that doesn’t mean your monitoring should be.
The main point is that proactive monitoring is a must in today’s IT environments. With so many different vendor’s equipment in place, having a solution like LogicMonitor that puts all the important metrics you need in a single pane of glass makes it a breeze. Our automation of graphs and configuration keeps it time-friendly so sys-admins can focus on other priorities, rather than spending days working on configuration. That adds more value to the business – and not coincendentally, more interest to the life of the sysadmin.
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