In an earlier post, we examined how microservices application as complex distributed systems have created more complex and less predictable performance profiles.  Here we examine the state of monitoring systems and their effectiveness and limitations in helping operations (Ops) teams manage the performance of applications. 

The livestock industry has a lot to gain with modern technology — IoT devices paired with even the simplest software platforms can help ranchers track and manage their inventory. Yet until recently, many ranchers were tracking their cattle using just pen and paper, according to Brian Schupbach, co-founder and CTO of Quantified AG.

The movement towards microservices is driven primarily by the need for agility and scale in modern businesses.