We’re excited to announce that the definitive pulse of IT monitoring is back.The State of Monitoring 2017 Report is now available! In 2016, we launched the report to shine a light on the ever-changing and diverse landscape of IT monitoring. We wanted to explore how IT practitioners are tackling the challenges and opportunities posed by the increasing agility and complexity of IT applications and infrastructure.
We all need to move fast in order to stay competitive. But the faster things move, the faster things break.
While many companies have made great strides towards automating application release and infrastructure management, automation for service assurance has been sorely lacking. That’s left Dev and Ops with a problem: how to effectively service alerts that have grown by orders of magnitude.
In October 2015, BigPanda launched #FlyAboveTheNoise, a program geared at assisting IT & DevOps professionals to rise above their IT alert noise. The premise was simple: Trade in your noisy IT alerts by taking a trial of BigPanda, and you get a drone.
“Fly Above the Noise was a huge success. 3,000+ respondents and millions of correlated alerts later, it’s clear that the world not only needs to be free from alert noise, but it needs drones to automate the event management process,” said BigPanda CEO Assaf Resnick.
More than ever, we live in an age of now. Movies on-demand. Health metrics streamed to wearables. Package delivery by drone. Any cuisine, any time.
Immediate everything enabled by technology requires new application architectures, organizational thinking, and approaches to performance monitoring.
One of the technology trends most associated with this "short attention span lifestyle" is the segmentation of services and workloads into containers.
We’re more dependent than ever on cloud infrastructure. At work. At home. At play. But what happens when the cloud fails? Ask the more than 75 million Netflix subscribers or more than 100,000 companies that rely on Salesforce.com. They’ll tell you cloud failures are costly and painful.
Cloud-based apps and services must be available all the time… and yet they aren’t. DevOps and NOC teams responsible for maintaining their health must resolve issues immediately… and yet they can’t. On this MonitoringScape Live episode hear from the experts why cloud monitoring is critical, why it’s hard, and what organizations are doing to help all of us live cloudier, better lives.
We all agree on what DevOps isn’t: a product, service, mineral, or celestial body. And we mostly agree to disagree on when the coveted “DevOps” badge is earned. All of which is deeply unsatisfying.
I needed an answer to the question “what is DevOps?” so I turned to that oracle in the cloud, that omniscient arbiter of global zeitgeist. Boy was I disappointed.
Above is the first Google image result for the search “DevOps”.
Huh? 11 questions it made me ask...
We’re happy to announce that BigPanda now integrates with Catchpoint! Catchpoint is a popular cloud-based monitoring tool used by ops teams to measure availability and performance for synthetic transactions and real user web sessions. By integrating with BigPanda, Catchpoint customers can now aggregate all of their monitoring alerts in one place, intelligently clustering them to reduce alert noise and spot critical issues faster.
Who doesn’t like a countdown to celebrate the New Year? So as 2015 draws to a close, we thought it’s the perfect time to look back on our most popular stories of the year. From using MTTR as a performance KPI to measure ITOps performance, to tips on how to better prevent and remediate DDoS attacks, our team took a magnifying glass to some of the most critical topics facing ITOps teams today. Enjoy!
As a TechOps community, we’re awash in buzz words. Most are initially used to establish geek credibility yet quickly become cliches. Take, for example, the term “DevOps”. From its inception as a Twitter hashtag used to promote a meetup in bucolic Ghent, Belgium in 2009, it began to be co-opted months later by ops teams around the world aspiring to manage infrastructure with code.
Software everywhere or software nowhere?
“Software is increasingly everywhere”, Kirkpatrick explained, “but it’s so seamless that you don’t even see it. You just enjoy new efficiencies and ways of getting things done”.
It was a whirlwind couple of days, but FutureStack15 is in the books! I’m sure I speak for most of the BigPanda team when I say that a weekend of rest was welcomed after the long (but exciting!) days at the show. Between demos, conversations with clients and prospects, and even a surprise visit from Weird Al – there was hardly a moment of downtime. But in our world, who likes downtime? (Excuse the terrible pun).
In case you missed it, here’s a recap of some of the key themes discussed at the show:
In between sessions at last weekend’s DevOpsDays Silicon Valley, scores of attendees filled the halls, amplifying the Computer History Museum with chatter and turning it into something more akin to a high school cafeteria than a conference venue. As crowds formed to share their stories and insights with one another, a common theme quickly emerged: It just isn’t as easy as we thought it would be.
At BigPanda, we're committed to giving you the tools and information you need to be successful. In keeping with this goal, we’re excited to announce BigPanda Docs, our revamped help documentation that features more content, better navigation, and more ways for you to give us feedback.
We’re adjusting to the new reality that DevOps is a compelling layover on the journey between legacy ops and self-healing infrastructure. Eliminating the cultural gap between developers and operations, the now-cliched state of IT nirvana called “DevOps”, is by no means the end goal. The goal is reliable system performance and availability without human intervention - the panacea called “NoOps”.