Course info
June 6, 2017
45m 34s

To properly ensure your application is running - and running properly - you'll need to understand how continuous monitoring works. In this course, Continuous Monitoring: The Big Picture, you'll learn about continuous monitoring and how it fits into DevOps development cycles. First, you'll dive into the principles and benefits of continuous monitoring. Next, you'll explore how continuous monitoring can be used as part of an Application Performance Management system. Finally, you'll discover how continuous monitoring can improve your compliance with both regulatory and industry standards. When you're finished with this course, you'll be ready to make the software and system choices to help you fully integrate continuous monitoring into your application management process.

About the author
About the author

David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted.

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If your application isn’t available or running properly, then it isn’t going to generate all that much revenue for your company. And if you’re not constantly monitoring its performance, there’s really no way to know how it’s doing - at least before the customer complaints start pouring in.

Adding industry-standard monitoring protocols to your team’s workflow can bring you into regulatory compliance, make your product more reliable and, perhaps most exciting, complement all those efficiency gains you hoped to realize through adopting DevOps systems.

Customer feedback for your company’s web-based application has been just great...whenever the thing is actually running. And you’ve just discovered that there’s a whole world of regulatory compliance out there that has yet to touch your infrastructure. You’ve got some serious research and work ahead of you to improve your DevOps and company protocols, but you don’t know where to begin.

In "Continuous Monitoring: the Big Picture", I'll introduce you to the principles and benefits of continuous monitoring and Application Performance Management. I won't go into specific technologies, but I will talk about the various *classes* of software tools that exist so you'll be ready to make the smart decisions it'll take to keep your application functioning at the top of its game.