Monitoring Survey 2015


TL;DR - Please take the 2015 Monitoring Survey

Last year I ran a monitoring survey, whose data I also reviewed as a series of posts on this blog and presented in several talks. I was interested in running the survey because I think we’re seeing the beginnings of a significant change in the maturity of the monitoring landscape.

I’ve decided to make the survey a yearly event and am coinciding the launch of this year’s survey with Monitorama in Portland.

The survey takes about 5 minutes to fill out and the results will again be presented on this blog, in some conference talks and made available as Creative Commons licensed data. The survey is totally anonymous and the data won’t be used for any commercial purposes.

You can find the survey at

Running the survey last year resulted in numerous suggestions on methodology and approach. I want to thank everyone who responded to the survey and who provided feedback that contributed to this year’s survey especially: Paul Nasrat, Lindsay Holmwood, and John Allspaw.

Thanks in advance!