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After multiple iterations of the Go wrapper library, we learned a lot on how to provide high-quality, easy-to-use instrumentation for Go. Always keep the code as intact as possible. If there are inter
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With Instana there is no need to manually determine which performance degradation in a service is related to resource contention on the host running Docker. Instana automatically determines the relati
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By installing a lightweight Instana agent and providing credentials, the sensors are activated automatically and start collecting metrics for each configured Queue Manager instance and other correspon
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For Goji, Observability isn’t just a way to gain visibility into applications and solve problems. It’s also a key contributor to developing a thriving culture for developers.
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Optimizing Cross AZ Data Transfer Cost with Apache Kafka
Developer, Engineering
Data Transfer costs can get in the way of a good architectural decision becoming a good engineering decision. Here's on example of how to optimize your cost efficiency of cloud-based data transfer.
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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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Fixing a Gatsby Plugin Bug with Instana
Developer, Engineering
In another example of Instana using Instana for our own website, we discovered a Gatsby plug-in bug AND fixed it - mere minutes after 3 users began having an issue with our new docs site.
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Reducing AWS EBS Volume Cost — Lessons from an Instana SRE
Engineering, Product
Part of our technical Education program, Instsana SRE Bastian Spanneberg discusses an important (but many times forgotten) art - achieving the necessary scale and performance at a more efficient (er,
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Blog illustrations Instana
Developer, Engineering
An article on the whys and hows of integration tests and how to automate them using the Testcontainers framework and Docker.
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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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