DevOps

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

Key takeaways from DevOpsDays Silicon Valley

By |2018-04-17T18:22:57+00:00November 12th, 2015|Blog|

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.

Five things you need to know about FutureStack15

By |2018-04-17T18:23:01+00:00November 20th, 2015|Blog|

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:

Key takeaways from AppSphere15

By |2018-04-17T18:22:20+00:00December 10th, 2015|Blog|

Software everywhere or software nowhere?

It was just last week, at AppSphere15 in Vegas, that I sat amongst a packed house at David Kirkpatrick’s keynote, staring up at these words in his deck.

“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”.

What is DevOps? And why you’re not there yet.

By |2018-04-17T18:21:01+00:00December 21st, 2015|Blog|

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.

The top 5 of 2015

By |2018-04-17T18:21:05+00:00December 24th, 2015|Blog|

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!

In search of DevOps: 11 questions this picture made me ask

By |2018-04-17T18:21:11+00:00January 31st, 2016|Blog|


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...

How alert correlation helps Dev and Ops work better together

By |2018-04-17T18:44:50+00:00April 28th, 2016|Blog|

This post was recently published as a guest blog by our friends at Jira Service Desk. You can find the original post here.

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.

Integrate and correlate your Catchpoint alerts with BigPanda

By |2018-04-17T18:21:07+00:00January 13th, 2016|Blog|

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.

MonitoringScape Live episode 1: cloud monitoring

By |2018-04-17T18:45:11+00:00February 10th, 2016|Blog|

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.