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The book describes data-driven approach to optimal monitoring and alerting in distributed computer systems. It interprets monitoring as a continuous process aimed at extraction of meaning from system's data. The resulting wisdom drives effective maintenance and fast recovery - the bread and butter of web operations.

The content of the book gives a scalable perspective on the following topics:

  • anatomy of monitoring and alerting
  • conclusive interpretation of time series
  • data-driven approach to setting up monitors
  • addressing system failures by their impact
  • applications of monitoring in automation
  • reporting on quality with quantitative means
  • and more!

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