Hoppy Friday! 


  We had a special visitor hop on by the office this afternoon to deliver some candy…that’s right, the Easter Bunny himself! An eggcellent time was had by all, but the Bunny was egghausted after all that dancing. We are eggstremely grateful for his generosity.   Chegg out the quick recap of our eggciting afternoon:

AWS Super Users Online Meetup: Search in the Cloud 


Join a group of search experts for the second AWS Super Users Online meetup on Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:30pm ET. The event, titled “Search in the Cloud: Build Your Own or AWS?” will be an insightful discussion among a panel of experts about their search solutions of choice, whether it’s a homegrown tool built […]

Work, Life, and Culture at Stackdriver [VIDEO] 

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Culture is a huge part of what makes Stackdriver unique. It helps us hire; it’s one reason that everyone is excited to come into work each day; it unites us as a team. While many companies tout their extravagant perks, their sweet digs, their catered meals and in-office yoga and company helicopters, a culture really […]

From Finance to Fantastic – My Journey to Stackdriver 


I didn’t come to Stackdriver in the typical manner an individual joins a tech startup. It was as much by chance, luck, and circumstance as it was by purposeful search. I graduated Northeastern with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance, and a minor in Mathematics. For the better part of my time in college and […]

Improvements in Endpoint Monitoring 


Since we launched our endpoint monitoring functionality last year at re:Invent, customers have set up a lot of checks for their instances and load balancers. On top of the initial functionality that we launched with, we have added a number of new features to the endpoint checking over the past several months to help make […]

Tracking Business Metrics (or Fun with Custom Metrics) 

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Most Stackdriver users work in technical jobs.  Those of us in such positions tend to think about problems from the point of view of technology.  While Stackdriver’s support for custom metrics is a great way to supplement application monitoring with additional technical technical measurements (like the number of alerts sent to users or the failure […]

Amazon Web Services Case Study: Stackdriver 

Recently Stackdriver was featured in an AWS customer case study for our usage of IAM (Identity and Access Management) roles. IAM roles allow us to connect your Stackdriver account to your Amazon Web Services environment quickly, easily and securely. Without IAM roles it would be extremely difficult for us to get your AWS metrics so […]

When Eventual Consistency is Really Eventual 

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Amazon’s S3 storage services promises extreme durability (11 9s) but only eventual consistency.  Applications must be designed to accommodate this relaxed consistency model.  Because consistency is often achieved within just seconds, it is easy to be lulled into habits that fail when the latency to consistency is much higher.  Can your system handle very high […]

Announcing the New Stackdriver Alerting System 

Now set multi-condition alerts with Stackdriver AWS monitoring

When the pager goes off at 3am it’s never a good night. Even worse — a false alarm to ruin a good night’s sleep. You login to the server to find the CPU load is high due to a backup run, and the site is loading just fine otherwise. There were plenty of other servers […]

Happy 8th Birthday AWS S3 

Happy birthday AWS S3

Eight years ago today, Amazon launched their Simple Storage Service, known affectionately (and officially) as S3. As the first actual Web service offered, the birth of S3 is sort of the birth of Amazon Web Services, and to a degree the birth of the public cloud (although EC2 didn’t launch until August. We’ll wish it […]