Sensu empowers businesses to automate their monitoring workflows and gain deep visibility into their Kubernetes, hybrid cloud, and bare metal infrastructure. Companies like Sony,, and Activision rely on Sensu to help deliver value faster, at scale. Below you’ll find a selection of content I wrote on behalf of Sensu.

Blog post series: monitoring Kubernetes

Our industry has long been relying on microservice-based architecture to deliver software faster and safer. The advent and ubiquity of microservices naturally paved the way for container technology, empowering us to rethink how we build and deploy our applications. Docker exploded onto the scene in 2013, and, for companies focusing on modernizing their infrastructure and cloud migration, a tool like Docker is critical to shipping applications quickly, at scale. But, with that speed comes challenges — containers introduce a non-trivial level of complexity when it comes to orchestration.

Enter Kubernetes: an open source container-orchestration system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications — the Kubernetes control plane is the command and control for your infrastructure.

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Tales of scale, multi-gen infrastructure, & monitoring Kubernetest at Sensu Summit 2018

Sensu Summit 2018 was a two-day extravaganza, with keynotes, workshops, donuts, and all the monitoring love. We got together at the Portland Art Museum August 22-23 to hear about Kubernetes, customer stories of scale and legacy infrastructure, monitoring how-tos, and workflow automation for monitoring. Read on for a recap of Sensu’s annual user conference, which includes talks from Kelsey Hightower,, Industrial Light & Magic, and more.

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How migrated 350K Nagios objects to Sensu is an industry-leading platform in content collaboration, with over 11 million users. The infrastructure is hybrid, consisting of bare metal and both private and public clouds.They have over 16,000 globally distributed compute nodes (and growing!). This includes over 350,000 Nagios objects (hosts, contacts, and services). In order to get visibility into this growing infrastructure, they needed an alerting and monitoring platform that was secure, easy to scale, deploy, and maintain. Here’s the story of how they migrated to Sensu.

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