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HoneyByte: Kubernetes + Honeycomb

The new Honeycomb Kubernetes agent is out! This post describes how infrastructure metrics contribute to observability, and then walks you through the steps to start sending your own Kubernetes data into Honeycomb.

SRE + Honeycomb: Observability for Service Reliability

As a Customer Advocate, I talk to a lot of prospective Honeycomb users who want to understand how observability fits into their existing Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) practice. While I have a passing familiarity with the discipline, I wanted to learn more about what SREs do in their day-to-day work so that I’d be better able to help them determine if Honeycomb is a good fit for their needs.

The Hive at Monitorama Baltimore 2019

As a human who entered this space via marketing, I often turn to my teammates for context. I recently asked the hive, why do we like Monitorama so much? Briefly: well curated community-driven event…

Reflections on Monitorama 2019

This year was my third in a row attending (and now speaking at!) Monitorama. Because the organizers do a great job of turning introverts into extroverts for three days straight, it’s always a fun…

Welcome (to) Home

Our latest product update features an intuitive home (landing) page that orients users with a quick, real-time view into what’s happening right now in your production systems. Home displays commonly used queries and breakdowns,…

Notes from On-call Adjacency

I’ve never been on-call, but I’ve been on-call adjacent for a lot of my adult life—my partners, my housemates, my friends…they’ve largely been sysadmins, in Operations, or Dev/Ops, which means I’ve experienced a lot…

Testing In Production

Testing in production has gotten a bad rap — despite the fact that we all do it, all the time. There’s a lot of value in testing: to a point. But if you can…