Sysdig Resources

Microservices, Kubernetes, or containers… whatever you choose we got you covered.


Kubernetes Monitoring: Fundamentals

This Kubernetes Monitoring ebook covers the fundamentals of what you need to know to deal with the new challenges and opportunities of deploying Kubernetes.
2018 Docker Usage Report

2018 Docker Usage Report

Based on a sample of 90,000 containers in real-world customer deployments, the results of this year’s study reveal how enterprise container usage has changed in the last 12-months.

Sec Mon Apps on IBM Cloud
Product Brief

Securing and Monitoring Applications on IBM Cloud

The complexity of cloud architectures built with many moving parts, such as containers and microservices, creates new challenges around securing, monitoring, and operating apps in production. Together IBM and Sysdig provide the end-to-end capabilities needed to develop, deploy and operate cloud-native applications, manage container lifecycles, and gain real-time visibility into the health and performance microservices.
6 Real-World Kubernetes Use Cases
Case Study

How Six of the World’s Largest Companies are using Kubernetes and Sysdig.

Read about what some of the largest companies in the world are doing with Docker, Kubernetes, Sysdig Monitor and Sysdig Secure. The most common uses cases and business impact.
Analyst Report

Best Practices for Running Containers in Production

Gartner Report. Read this for insight into the decisions you need to make to ensure a successful implementation of containers in production – from planning to execution.

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Sysdig Customer Stories
Customer Stories

Sysdig Customer Stories

6 tales tales about successfully moving containers into production.
White Paper

A guide to PCI Compliance in Containers

In this document we’ll review PCI compliance initiatives, how containers change your PCI compliance lifecycle, and how Sysdig allows you to stay compliant while maintaining the benefits of containers.
Product Brief

Sysdig Monitor Product Brief

Sysdig Monitor combines container monitoring, alerting + troubleshooting with intelligent Kubernetes, Mesos and Swarm integration.
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Product Brief

Sysdig Secure Product Brief

Our newest member to the family, Sysdig Secure, is designed to provide container run-time security + forensics for enterprises with distributed, dynamic services. 
White Paper

The Architecture of the Sysdig Container Intelligence Platform

Sysdig is the container intelligence company. Our vision is to provide a single, unified intelligence platform that offers the key operational capabilities for containers and microservices.
Cheat sheet

The Docker Monitoring Tool Checklist

A 60+ point checklist to help you compare different monitoring products. If you’re about to embark on an evaluation of different monitoring tools, this is a must-have. It breaks down the key pieces of a solution that you need to assess and allows you to rank the products. Download it now!
Cheat sheet

Microservices and Container Security Tool Checklist

This checklist details the key features that are needed to provide comprehensive security for your microservice and container environments. Split into different sections covering instrumentation, run-time security, network security, and forensics this card will take you through 60+ items to make sure you’re prepared.
20 Docker security tools compared
Cheat sheet

20 Docker Security Tools Compared

There are quite a few Docker security tools in the container ecosystem, how do they compare? This is a comprehensive list of Docker security tools that can help you implement container security best practices.
Case Study


Quby, the creators of the Toon® smart thermostat, use the Sysdig container intelligence platform for visibility into the performance, health, and security of their Docker cloud orchestrated by Mesos Marathon. With Sysdig, Quby resolves issues faster, and significantly reduces system administration time.
Case Study

Societe Generale

One of the biggest banks in Europe, Societe Generale took a phased approach to container infrastructure while maintaining their primary goals of security and reliability. Read about the critical role Sysdig Monitor plays in providing visibility and troubleshooting for their new application stack.
White Paper

The 5 Principles of Monitoring Microservices

In this ebook we’ll focus on the radical changes required to efficiently monitor your microservices in production. We’ll lay out five guiding principles for adapting your monitoring approach for this new software architecture.
Cheat sheet

Linux cheat sheet

This cheatsheet is a great guide of command-lines linux admins can use to get insights into their servers. Whether you’ve been an admin for one month or 20 years you’ve definitely used one if not all of these tools to troubleshoot an issue.
Company Overview

Meet Sysdig – The Container Intelligence Company

Looking for a quick overview of what makes Sysdig tick? This doc will give you what you need. Get an overview of our products, technology, and our customers. It’s the perfect piece to pass to your colleagues and friends.
Cheat sheet

DevOps GDPR Compliance The “Spark Notes” edition

The upcoming enforcement of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means that more likely than not your organization probably needs to make some changes to how it handles personal data, and how your team handles breaches and incident response.
White Paper

Monitoring & Management of Docker & Containers

Container and service-oriented architectures present a complex challenge for monitoring and performance management. Service-driven systems have dramatically increased the number of components monitoring tools interface with. Read how developers and vendors are tackling performance and monitoring in operational and production environments, and what obstacles are unique to managing containerized systems.
Cheat sheet

Open source Sysdig cheat sheet

Become a system call troubleshooting pro with these basic Sysdig commands. This cheatsheet will summarizethe core capabilities of the sysdig open source linux troubleshooting tool. The cheatsheet includes Docker and Kubernetes specific examples too!

The 2017 Docker Usage Report

How are organizations actually leveraging Docker containers? What applications are being deployed? What are the most popular orchestrators? Download this 2017 Docker Usage Report to get insight into deployment and usage of containers and surrounding ecosystem. 
Case Study

Monitoring Java in Docker at CDK

The Digital Marketing business unit of CDK global shifted to a containerized approach for their next generation infrastructure. One of the challenges they ran into was how to monitor java applications in containers. Learn about some of their challenges and their use of Sysdig in this context.
Case Study

The Control Group

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, The Control Group is a rapidly growing tech company with a portfolio full of industry leading products. These include Instant Checkmate which lets users look up public data on just about anyone; Reverse Phone that reveals information about unknown callers; and NextGen Leads which is a cutting-edge lead generation marketplace.
Case Study


Implementing run-time security as well as monitoring tooling for your containerized and microservice based infrastructure are two very large challenges. We caught up with John Hovell, Software Architect, and Andy Vansickle-Ward, Principal DevOps Engineer at 
Sunrun, to understand how they did it.
Case Study

Major League Soccer (MLS) Case Study

At Tectonic Summit hosted by CoreOS, we heard Brian Aznar speak about his experience migrating to Docker and Kubernetes, and how his monitoring strategy changed as well. Brian is the director of engineering for Major League Soccer. Brian was interviewed by Loris Degioanni, founder of Sysdig.
Case Study

Server monitoring for Tor exit nodes

We had a chance to catch up with Kenan Sulayman, who runs some of the biggest Tor servers in the world. Read on to learn about server monitoring for high- throughput environments, network visibility, and optimizing application code versus the network.

Case Study


Rancher Labs is a next generation cloud orchestration platform focused on Docker container management. The company has two open source projects, Rancher and RancherOS. Rancher is a management platform that provides integrated infrastructure services such as networking and storage for Docker environments. RancherOS is a lightweight Linux distribution that enables Docker to run directly on top of the Linux Kernel.
Case Study

Everyday Hero

Everydayhero is a global fundraising platform that allows people to track and share their charitable activities and visualize their giving journey over time. The platform is integrated with applications and services that easily enable members to record and review volunteer hours, time and effort spent training, stories shared and money raised. Its partners include MapMyFitness, VolunteerMatch, Facebook and Twitter.
Case Study

Monitoring Docker and Kubernetes at WayBlazer

Moving Docker into production is still as much art as it is science. We caught up with Kevin Kuhl and Kevin Cashman at WayBlazer to talk about monitoring Docker and Kubernetes, selecting the right metrics to focus on, deciding what to run with Kubernetes, and diagnosing the “domino effect” in a Kubernetes failover.

Case Study

Brigham Young University (BYU)

The Brigham Young University (BYU) Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is one of the leading research departments at BYU, focused on research that includes calorimetry, macrocycles, cancer therapy, and chromatography. Like most modern higher education institutions, the faculty and students in BYU’s chemistry department routinely access online systems that provide access to research and provide a way to submit assignments and coursework. Keeping these systems up and running is of the utmost importance for the Department, as downtime and slow performance directly inhibit their ability to drive innovation.
Case Study


Everalbum transitioned from a more static, VM-based architecture to a Docker-based model across dozens of hosts and multiple cloud providers. In addition to monitoring Docker containers, Everalbum leverages Kubernetes and cloud provider-run services. They needed a solution that covers server monitoring, container monitoring and even custom statsd metrics from their application code. Read on to learn about the challenges Everalbum faced during this transition and how they used Sysdig to assist in the change.