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7. Monitoring and Alerting Checklist

Eric Passmore
Bellevue, WA, USA
Business ends up being very dynamic and situational.
—Ben Horowitz
Not too long ago businesses had the opportunity to run on expensive hardware with multiple redundancies built in. Those same businesses were able to isolate services by creating specialized networks, racking the machines together, and providing dedicated power. These critical services could afford to go a long time between updates and patches. These services might have scheduled patch cycles and software updates that lagged releases by over 12 months.
In the public cloud, hardware is a commodity with redundancies ...

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