February 16, 2018

Webinar: Monitoring and Logging Kubernetes Clusters

Watch a demo on how to leverage Sematext and IBM Cloud Container Service for faster, more efficient DevOps. Sematext offers the platform that eliminates the chasm between performance monitoring and logs while IBM Cloud Container Service builds on Kubernetes for advanced capabilities. This enables DevOps and modernizing traditional apps, as well as simplifying security, scale and infrastructure management. This demo will take you through the whole process […]

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February 8, 2018

Turn-key Kubernetes with data visualization and analytics

There are many reasons why you might choose Kubernetes as your platform for hosting your application(s). In Cloud Foundry, for each application, the platform provides the isolation, OS, runtime, networking and management capabilities. This opinionated environment is ideal for some use cases. Kubernetes provides similar capabilities but gives you the control of the OS, runtime, networking rules of each service, communication between services in your cluster and more.

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February 6, 2018

Monitoring and Analytics Service Retirement Announcement

The IBM Cloud Monitoring and Analytics service will be retired on February 20, 2018. It is replaced by IBM Cloud Availability Monitoring.

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December 8, 2017

How do I monitor my IBM Cloud applications?

If you are a service owner or first responder, you ask yourself "What’s going on with my IBM Cloud application?", "Are my customers satisfied with the service they’re getting?", "Has performance changed recently?" and so on. The answer begins with your organization's plan to design, deliver, operate, and control the IT and cloud services that it offers. This first post of the series begins with monitoring your cloud-based applications.

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September 25, 2017

Precise Visibility into Applications with Instana on IBM Bluemix Container Service

In this blog post we discuss how Instana integrates with IBM Bluemix Container Service to provide full visibility of your containerized applications, as they run in production. The linked tutorial was written by Pedro Pacheco, a Senior Solution Architect at Instana, with over 20 years of experience. We are excited to partner together to demonstrate how quickly and easily users can deploy a Kubernetes cluster in the IBM Cloud, deploy a sample application, and then leverage Instana’s Dynamic APM, which delivers visibility and performance management for dynamic containerized applications running in the cloud.

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September 18, 2017

Monitoring & logging for containers with Sematext

In this blog post we discuss how Sematext integrates with IBM Bluemix Container Service to provide monitoring and logging visibility of your containerized applications, as they run in production. In the sections below, we demonstrate how to set up a Kubernetes cluster in Bluemix and how to set up Sematext in this cluster. IBM Cloud has monitoring and logging capabilities in the platform, but we know our customers operate in a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud environment and we are very excited to partner with Sematext, enabling operational consistency across those environments. We worked with Alen Komljen, an Automation Engineer from Sematext, to create the following content and perform the technology validation.

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September 14, 2017

99.95% availability. Balancing release velocity and reliability

Availability and reliability are rarely at the front of developers minds when delivering new applications on Bluemix. The ease and speed of creating and deploying new features is very seductive.

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August 4, 2017

IBM Cloud Monitoring is available in the United Kingdom region

On July 18, 2017, IBM released the IBM Cloud Monitoring service in the US South region. Starting today, the IBM Cloud Monitoring is also available in the United Kingdom region.

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August 2, 2017

Monitoring IBM Bluemix Container Service with Sysdig Container Intelligence

We at Sysdig were happy to see IBM’s launch of their new container service. A very stable and well managed cluster environment for your apps and containers powered by IBM is a big step forward for both Kubernetes and the Cloud. And, in our humble opinion, pairing Bluemix up with a cornerstone container intelligence tool like Sysdig is a match made in Devops heaven. This blog was easy to write as it took 3 steps to get up and running with Bluemix’s excellent deployment and management CLI tools along with the Sysdig Monitor daemonset deployment. Read more!

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