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Matthew Barlocker

Matthew is a software engineer who knows the pain of being oncall. He founded Blue Matador to provide a proactive monitoring tool to oncall engineers.

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Payload Size and Max PPS on AWS EC2 - No Effect
By Matthew Barlocker on November 8, 2018

While benchmarking packets per second (PPS) in AWS EC2 and searching for hard-coded or other software-based limitations, my early findings suggested that there definitely was a credit...

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Packets per Second in EC2 vs Amazon’s Published Network Performance
By Matthew Barlocker on October 30, 2018

First, let  me say that I know AWS doesn’t promise anything about network performance as it relates to packets. At best, they leave it as a multivariate calculus problem for the reader —...

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EC2 Packets per Second: Guaranteed Throughput vs Best Effort
By Matthew Barlocker on October 25, 2018

Remember the customer who reported a hard-coded packet per second (PPS) limit in AWS? His use case was a reverse-proxy server to a very active database cluster, complete with heartbeats,...

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How Many Packets per Second (PPS) in Amazon EC2?
By Matthew Barlocker on October 24, 2018

A customer of ours reported a limit on number of packets in Amazon’s EC2 instances. According to the report, it didn’t happen on all instance types, and didn’t happen all the time. Also,...

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AWS CloudWatch 101
By Matthew Barlocker on October 2, 2018

There’s a lot out there about Amazon CloudWatch already, but since Amazon’s default EC2 monitoring service pushes regular updates, most of what you’ll find will be dated (last updated:...

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Golang Pros & Cons for DevOps (Part 3 of 6): Speed vs. Lack of Generics
By Matthew Barlocker on July 10, 2017

This is our six-part series on Golang Pros and Cons for using Go in a DevOps development cycle. In this one, we discuss Golang’s runtime, compilation, and maintenance speed (the pros);...

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