December 29, 2016

Tools and Processes for Monitoring Containers

With the introduction of containers and microservices, monitoring solutions have to handle more ephemeral services and server instances than ever before. And while the infrastructure landscape has changed, operations teams still need to monitor the same information on the central processing unit (CPU), random access memory (RAM), hard disk drive (HDD), network utilization, and the availability of application endpoints.

While you can use an older tool or existing monitoring service for traditional infrastructures, there are newer cloud-based offerings that can ensure monitoring solutions are as scalable as the services being built and monitored. Many of these cloud-based and self-hosted tools are purpose-built for containers. No matter what solution or service you use, you still need to know how you’re going to collect the metrics you’re looking to monitor.

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