Mike Julian


Hi, I’m Mike! I help companies improve their application and infrastructure monitoring.

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 probably 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 companies such as Oak Ridge National Lab and Peak Hosting. As a consultant, I’ve helped many well-known companies, including¬†Docusign, Hornblower Cruises & Events, Airbnb, a Target subsidiary, and more.