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Strengthening our commitment to the OpenTelemetry project 

Carter Socha | April 20, 2023

Lightstep is the first company to natively provide customers with complete control of their telemetry pipeline which saves time and money, and provides the freedom to innovate at scale. By embracing OpenTelemetry support without vendor lock-in, Lightstep helps you make complex app development easier and faster.

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Exploring What Kubernetes Observability Might Look Like for SRE and Operations Teams in the Future

Clay Smith | Oct 19, 2022

The exciting and new tracing capabilities now built-in for the internal components that power Kubernetes itself, which means that operators that need to diagnose tricky performance issues have some powerful new solutions.

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How to Define and Track Incident Management KPIs

Keanan Koppenhaver | Oct 11, 2022

Incidents can have a serious impact on your business. Learn how to track key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure that your organization is running smoothly.

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Overview of Site Reliability Engineering

Lukonde Mwila | Sep 22, 2022

Site Reliability Engineering has become more common over the past few years, and many more are looking at it trying to understand what exactly it means. In this guide you’ll be covering this area, giving a high-level overview of SRE.

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Leading SRE with Empathy

Ana Margarita Medina | Aug 10, 2022

Writing and operating software is hard, lets lead Site Reliability Engineering with Empathy where we relate to other human beings by being curious, listening, offering help while building trust.

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Why You Need SRE-Driven Incident Response in the Cloud-Native Age

Darius Koohmarey | Feb 10, 2022

Efficient incident response is essential to an organization’s bottom line.

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The Anatomy of Three Incidents: Randy Shoup on Outages and Postmortems

Lindsay Neeson | Jun 24, 2021

As part of our 99 Percent Visible series, we had a conversation with Randy Shoup, VP of Engineering and Chief Architect at eBay. With system-wide outages at three large companies, Randy has almost perfected a postmortem system. Let’s take a look!

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Learning to Learn by Teaching: Kat Cosgrove on Developer Education

Lindsay Neeson | May 27, 2021

We recently sat down with Kat Cosgrove to discuss learning and teaching all things DevOps as part of our 99 Percent Visible series. Let’s look into some top tips Kat had during the conversation.

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Should You Hire a Freelance Developer?

Chris Riley | Oct 17, 2019

Your developer talent is directly related to the quality of your application and getting functionality out the door. In this article, we cover what I’ve learned about vetting and recruiting freelance developers, and when it does and does not make sense.

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Adopting Kubernetes? Here’s What You Should Definitely Not Do

Spoons | Sep 3, 2019

Kubernetes is changing the infrastructure landscape is by enabling platform teams to scale much more effectively. This article dives into what you definitely should not do when adopting Kubernetes.

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