A DevOps approach to Monitoring



Every day, companies are striving to offer better services to their customers, and this includes increasing their clients’ needs response time. To do this, they have to their applications release frequency. This requires more than just the traditional IT operations, and it is where Engineering culture comes in.

Download the ebook Key Steps to Adopt DevOps on a Cloud-Native Company in PDFThe approach helps in achieving flawless internal collaboration in an enterprise. With Engineering culture, an enterprise can continuously deliver and deploy software and thus, reduce the time needed to give your customers feedback. These are some of the benefits that DevOps bring to any business.

  • Arrest performance problems early in the development stage when it is faster and simpler to fix them
  • Get 24 hours real-time visibility of every delivery chain in your cloud services, mobile networks and data centre
  • Swiftly determine the case of problems related to application performance so that you can be in a better position to mitigate and deal with them
  • Enhances the cooperation between developers and specialists who are concerned with operations using shared Engineering culture tools
  • Enables flawless software delivery through collaborated testing in the entire development and release processes
  • Digitises the manual release management, detecting, virtualisation, planning, providing infrastructure and containerisation processes
  • Includes the customer feedback in the entire process of development to provide faster development
  • Straightens how people and their goals are aligned by bringing a closer link between developers and operations


Monitoring categories

There are a number of categories that detecting falls under, and any enterprise will want to cover at least one aspect of each. Broadly speaking, these categories include log output, development milestone, server health, vulnerabilities and user activity, among others.


Application Log Output

This is one of the areas that people tend to underestimate when it comes to detecting perhaps because the running code has an output already. In case you distribute your services and fail to have centralised logging, you will not derive full benefits. Also, errors and exceptions tend to lose their value if not detected in real-time. So, ensure that your error-producing code always outputs notifications.


Development Milestones

This is the best way to determine how your team is performing. It shows you how well the Engineering culture strategy is performing. Use the milestones to determine how fast bugs get detected and dealt with. This will encourage your workers to work harder or get de-motivated. You can have this detecting mechanism built-in or have an agile plugin to help identify such data.



This is similar to having configurations that enable your build servers set a notification to your team that something is amiss. The notifications tend to be cheap but crucial. Any enterprise using DevOps has some built-in detecting processes, and most continuous integration servers are able to send notifications to chat servers in an attempt to alert your team that some deployments and builds have failed.



These come in two segments. One part includes familiar weaknesses in the application code that are usually maintained at the National Vulnerability Database. The second part includes weaknesses brought about by high-level code through insecure coding practices. Although they might appear similar, they are identified and addressed differently.


Activity Monitoring

This is also a very important factor, and you can use the output to scale the infrastructure or drive feature development. It will help you formulate proper questions when approaching the collected data.

All this simply shows how important engineering culture and monitoring are for any business and should, therefore, be implemented.


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Key Steps to Adopt DevOps on a Cloud-Native Company

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