How to measure everything: Instrumenting your infrastructure

May 22, 2014 - Jos Boumans - 0

At Krux, we are addicted to metrics. Metrics not only give us the insight to diagnose an anomaly, but to make good decisions on things like capacity planning, performance tuning, cost optimizations, and beyond. The benefits of well-instrumented infrastructure are felt far beyond the operations team; with well-defined metrics, developers, product managers, sales and support...
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Realtime stats from Varnish

Jan 31, 2014 - Jos Boumans - 0

At my company we are big fans of Varnish. We use it to front a number of API services that peak at about 40,000 requests/second on our largest cluster currently, and it works very well. As part of our monitoring and instrumentation, we’d also like to see how long these requests take, and...
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Seeing the future in our past

Sep 23, 2011 - Vivek Vaidya, Founder and CTO - 0

Earlier this week, Krux announced its latest round of funding, led by Accel Partners and IDG Ventures, an important company milestone to be sure.  Just for old times sake, I went to the Accel website, and sure enough, there was the Krux logo.  And it felt good.  It’s an honor...
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A tehnical perspective on ‘portability’

Aug 29, 2011 - Vivek Vaidya, Founder and CTO - 0

In our recent white paper on Consumer Internet Data Management, we identified five defining challenges that we believe the next generation of web infrastructure needs to solve:  Portability, Extensibility, Privacy, Atomicity, and Scalability.  In this post I wanted to share a technical perspective on Portability, what we mean by it, and how we...
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