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Best Practices Guide for Creating Alert Detectors

Applications today are built on cloud infrastructure, containers, and third-party or custom services. Monitoring this environment requires ingesting and analyzing huge amounts of data from hundreds to thousands of web services; yet operations teams must create effective alerts without the luxury of a prolonged trial-and-error process. By understanding how to create alerting rules that more closely match metrics behavior in real-world scenarios, your team will be able to respond to systems issues before issues emerge and customers are affected.

In this whitepaper, we will explore:

Why accurate alerting requires more than static alert thresholds or health checks on individual nodes
What to account for in cases where data is aperiodic, ephemeral, cyclical, or otherwise more complex
How to create and customize alert detectors in SignalFx
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