Time to market is more important than ever before because the competition is on the rise. Successful retailers are deploying every 12 seconds a new release. In this blog post, I will outline reasons for short release sprints and shine a light on the fundamental role of monitoring in a DevOps environment.
Retailer such as Amazon set the user experience bar extremely high and it seems that this is one of their secret recipes. I am not a passioned Amazon shopper, but sometimes I buy technical stuff from their fantastic online shop. Independent whether I use my mobile, tablet or desktop computer, their websites load fast. Several clicks later I place my order, and within a few days, the new equipment arrives.
Performance is a vertical discipline
Jumping from one performance hotspot to the next can be very frustrating because there is never enough time to eliminate those issues. Successful companies addressed those troubles years ago. If you are still in the firefighting mode; don’t worry, I will give you insights to this dilemma and also a resolution for this frustrating development.
Over the past few years, I’ve transformed the monitoring strategy of several companies from reactive to proactive and the outcome was fantastic. User experience and reliability of their business critical applications have been dramatically improved. In fact, a modern application monitoring strategy is more a matter of doing the right things than doing the things right. I will give you now some simple steps you can use right away for your tailor made proactive monitoring strategy.