Hi, I’m Mike! I help companies stop bleeding money due to app/system outages through better monitoring and incident management.
I’m the author of the O’Reilly book on monitoring, Practical Monitoring, a real-world strategic guide to better monitoring, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Monitoring Weekly, an email newsletter about all-things-monitoring.
Many people think “improving monitoring” means implementing new tools, but I think the tools you have are just fine. After all, a carpenter doesn’t complain about their hammer, right?
I’ve been neck-deep in the monitoring world for many years, having worked as a devops/ops engineer for well-known companies such as Oak Ridge National Lab and Peak Hosting. As a consultant, I’ve helped companies such as Librato, Papertrail, Hornblower Cruises & Events, Airbnb, a Target subsidiary, and a YCombinator finance startup.