Instana Blog

Author: Marcel Birkner

How Instana Uses AWS EKS
Engineering, Product
In this article we will show how Instana uses AWS EKS to run all ingress and processing components for our SaaS platform.
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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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Scaling microservices
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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Life of an SRE at Instana - Scaling down Cassandra nodes
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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