How Univ of West Florida uses DripStat

University of West Florida uses DripStat to monitor their infrastructure. We sat down with Ronnie Otts, Software Engineer to see how it helps them.

The most timely support I have received from any vendor I have dealt with

1. What kind of stuff does your team work on?

We write custom software for various user bases all across the university

2. What does your stack look like? Eg, how many servers, what frameworks etc.

For our customer facing web applications the web tier consists of around 10-15 Linux virtual machines running on VMware.

For our main suite of applications we have pure Java web applications written with Spring MVC, some older apps are heavy on JQuery and custom css. Our new java apps have frontends written in the Ember.js framework.

We also have a large number of applications written in ColdFusion which now run on Lucee 4.5. The majority of these applications have frontends written in Ember.js

For database we have a mix of MSSQLserver and Oracle, we also have new apps that utilize ElasticSearch and Redis.

3. Which APM tool did you look at before DripStat? Why did you choose DripStat instead?

New Relic. Being a University, we simply don’t have the budget that is required to run New Relic on our infrastructure.

4. How has DripStat affected your development and infrastructure management?

Right away, Dripstat helped us make some architecture decisions on an upcoming rewrite of one of our key systems for students, faculty and staff.

5. What do you think of the support you have received from the DripStat team so far?

The most timely support I have received from any vendor I have dealt with

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