The new Alerts REST API from BigPanda
CONNECT ALL THE THINGS! Here at BigPanda we are constantly working on adding new monitoring systems to our arsenal of out-of-the-box integrations. We already provide integration with all of the most popular monitoring systems & services. Nagios, Zabbix, Zenoss, New Relic, AppDyamics, CloudWatch, Pingdom are all there. And there's many more – this list gets longer with every week that passes. These out-of-the-box integrations from BigPanda have many advantages:
- They’re easy to install – you can integrate a new system with BigPanda in less than 5 minutes.
- Leave the work to us – integrations are created, tested and maintained by our team.
- Effortlessly perfect – each integration has been tailor-made to fit BigPanda’s incident model.
These features ensure that you always have exactly what you need to keep BigPanda connected to all of the monitoring tools in your stack. They come ready to use out-of-the-box and you can count on us to keep them working in real time all the time.
There’s one important requirement however, that out-of-the-box integrations will never be able to satisfy – proprietary monitoring systems. Many BigPanda customers actually use at least one proprietary system and we suspect that you do too. So we knew we needed a simple way to allow Ops teams like you to push their alerts from these proprietary systems into BigPanda. In fact, when we asked our customers which integration they wanted the most, the number one answer was API.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched our REST API for pushing alerts into BigPanda. We designed the API to be as simple as possible while also being both powerful and flexible. As a matter of fact, we’re using the same API internally when creating integrations with the other systems in our list, so we had to make sure it’s suitable for both trivial as well as more-advanced integrations. Check out the online documentation at docs.bigpanda.io to see for yourself.
The traction so far is awesome. We already have several customers using it in production for their proprietary systems as well as for some 3rd party systems that don’t have out-of-the-box integrations yet.
What’s next? There’s a lot more coming. Next on our roadmap is to write and open source client libraries for our API. We are currently working on a python library and a bash wrapper and you should have those soon. Have a different language in mind? Shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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