Why your monitoring system should have nice graphs

I might write more about this another time bur for now let me just point out that humans are good patter matchers. Seing the patterns as a picture might help you realize things such as:

It might also help you to predict future events easily:

Anyways. My point is that nice graphs aren’t (always) just there to look cool. Sometimes they are really useful since we are better at recognizing patters in images than we are to sift through log files.

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