DevOps

Development & Operations. Posts related to both development and upkeep of IT ops, not one or the other.

Golden Age of Developers = Nightmare for Ops

By | 2018-04-17T18:53:32+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Blog|

The last ten years have brought enormous changes to production environments, driven by a best-of-breed approach to production infrastructure enabled by open source and cloud.  This has been a boon for developers in terms of flexibility and productivity,  but it’s also placed a new set of challenges and expectations on Ops.

Easy Modeling of Distributed Production with Vagrant & Ansible

By | 2018-04-17T18:33:41+00:00 July 14th, 2014|Blog|

Modeling your production environment correctly is very important for development. Developers need to be able to run and test their code locally for the development process to be efficient, and many times this requires setting up infrastructure that exists in production on their local machines. The basic solution is a simple Vagrant box containing all your infrastructure and application code, like the one we mentioned in our Devbox post. 

A Practical Guide to Anomaly Detection for DevOps

By | 2018-05-18T00:42:12+00:00 June 26th, 2014|Blog|

Anomaly detection for monitoring has been a trending topic in recent years. And while the math behind it is fascinating, too much of the discussion has revolved around histograms, moving averages and standard deviations. More discussion needs to happen around its practical applications, and for that reason, this practical guide to anomaly detection will attempt to provide an actionable overview of current off-the-shelf anomaly detection tools.

Getting Started with BigPanda – The Incident Feed

By | 2018-04-17T18:30:37+00:00 May 4th, 2015|Blog|

BigPanda is an incident management platform for IT, NOC, and DevOps teams. Organize, prioritize and triage your incidents faster and more intelligently than ever before. Vastly improve your team's collaboration around Ops alerts and events. The following guide is the first in our series on getting started with BigPanda's incident feed. This BigPanda product introduction will help you to get up and running quickly so you can get back to fixing the world's broken stuff.

Service Health Analytics: make better IT ops decisions faster

By | 2018-04-17T18:59:04+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Blog|

We’re proud to be unveiling a new concept we pioneered in the den that finally moves beyond dashboards as eye candy to a new place where IT analytics can be used to make better ops decisions. It’s called Service Health Analytics and it exposes all data from all monitoring sources in the form of configurable dashboards that can be customized, saved, and shared.

Until DevOps becomes NoOps, there’s Service Health Analytics

By | 2018-04-17T18:23:51+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Blog|

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”.

We’re here to help

By | 2018-04-17T18:23:47+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Blog|

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. 

Rishi’s better than you at just about everything. Here’s his advice for CIOs.

By | 2018-04-17T19:00:32+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Blog|

Rishi is too humble to be the CIO of a Fortune 100 bank, too busy to be the father of four, too accomplished to blog about ice cream, and too educated to love John Gray. Mostly, he's too unpredictable to fit stereotypes and too passionate about everything he does to do anything at less than full throttle.

I met Rishi this week at the Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership Forum in Vail where he was presenting and I was lucky to be in the audience. We spent an hour together before his talk that inspired me to rescue Nepalese orphans... and eat more ice cream.

Rishi's been an IT leader since before we called it that. He has helped organizations grow and shrink and grow again. He's more scared about the state of IT today than he has ever been.

Here are excerpts from the discussion...