Instana Blog

Author: Marcel Birkner

Cassandra Failure
Developer, Engineering
Things break all the time in distributed systems. In this post I talk about how we detected problems with one Cassandra node in production and how we quickly resolved this issue.
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ClickHouse Failure
Developer, Engineering
Things break all the time in distributed systems. This post explains how we responded to a ClickHouse node problem in production.
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How a Slack “Zero Width Space” character broke a Kubernetes Deployment – Lessons from an Instana SRE
Developer, Engineering
Do you know what a zero-width space is? More importantly, do you know what it can do to your IT Operations?
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Life of an SRE at Instana – Detect certificate problems
Developer, Engineering
This is the fourth post in a series on the Life of an SRE at Instana.
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Developer, Engineering
This is the third post in a series on the Life of an SRE at Instana. Check out the first post and second post.
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Blog illustrations Instana
Developer, Engineering
Instana’s 1 second metrics resolution and auto-detection of components makes it easy to get answers for the most pressing questions when hosts get rebooted without prior notice. 
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Developer, Engineering
Instana’s automatic discovery and monitoring of Cassandra nodes and clusters, as well as alerting on change events, makes our daily works as an SRE a lot easier.
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