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How to Monitor your Microservices

Victoria Williams

In the cutthroat world of digital business, we know that end users drive both innovation and the pace of development. And as end users demand faster response times with deeper functionality from their applications, developers have had to shift their conceptual model of architecture to begin implementing a more modular approach. This is where microservices comes in – and their popularity is on the rise: In a survey of about 1,800 IT professionals, about one-third currently implement some form of microservices. This number is expected to grow...

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The Transformation of IT/Operations

Racquel Downing

There have been huge changes in the Information Technology and Operations (IT/Ops) sector recently. Most have to do with the element of control exerted by various parties over the infrastructure required to deploy a website or app. This article covers changes in how IT/Ops teams operate, what these teams are responsible for, and the implications of companies merging their IT/Ops and engineering teams. A Very Brief History of IT/Ops As recently as ten years ago, IT/Ops controlled everything. IT/Ops teams’ responsibilities included (but w...

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From IT/Ops to DevOps With the move away from having dedicated, in-house Information Technology and Operations (IT/Ops) processes in favor of cloud computing comes the rise of DevOps. You can think of DevOps as a mashup between engineering and IT/Ops. Despite its relatively new status in the tech world, there have been many changes in its landscape. This article will cover some of those changes and what they mean for those who produce apps and sites today. From IT/Ops… As recently as ten years ago, IT/Ops owned and controlled nearly 100% o...

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Top 10 Blogs of 2016

Victoria Williams

Rigor created a ton of blogs and Web Perfectionist videos in 2016. We focused on a wide range of web performance topics that helped make your sites faster and your processes better. As we kick off 2017, let’s take a moment and review our 10 most popular blogs from last year. 1. Optimizing MP4 Video for Fast Streaming MP4 is now the standard format for all online HTML5 video. Although videos are content gold, they can often make your site heavy and slow. In Optimizing MP4 Videos for Fast Streaming, we explain how video streaming works and ho...

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As we look forward to 2017, we see signs of continued rapid innovation in the digital landscape. We expect microservices to be a big player in the field. In the past four years, interest in microservices have skyrocketed, as demonstrated above by Google searches on the topic. However, what are microservices? Why are the useful? What are their upsides and downsides? How will they impact any monitoring you might do on your website? This blog post attempts to answer these questions and show how they might affect you as you make plans for t...

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