About

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Hi, I'm Mike.

I'm Mike Julian, the author of the popular O'Reilly book, Practical Monitoring, the Editor of the Monitoring Weekly newsletter, and a consultant on all-things-monitoring.

Unlike almost every other monitoring expert, I don't work for a vendor, which allows me a certain flexibility and candidness you won't find elsewhere.

I've worked with tons of great companies to help them improve their monitoring, such as Docusign, Airbnb, Hornblower Cruises & Events, and many others (ask me about monitoring supercomputers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory sometime--it's a fascinating problem). It's my mission to share what I've learned and help everyone improve their monitoring.