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Posts targeting those who decide IT tool portfolio.

Stop Managing Ops Incidents with Jira or Zendesk

By | 2018-04-17T18:35:54+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Blog|

In many ways, incident management for devops is similar to typical issue tracking processes: it facilitates coordination and collaboration of daily tasks. For this reason, tools such as Jira, Zendesk, and even email are often used as solutions for incident management. But incident management faces one unique challenge that makes it different from other issue tracking processes. In addition to human-operated workflows, incident management also relies heavily on machine-driven workflows. Unfortunately, traditional issue trackers and ticketing systems cannot accommodate for this with their current product mechanics.

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.

New Relic and BigPanda = #Monitoringlove

By | 2018-04-17T18:33:46+00:00 July 8th, 2014|Blog|

Monitoring applications in production has never been easier. With only a few code lines, you'll have New Relic installed and monitoring your application from nearly every angle. When something goes wrong, New Relic will start sending alerts. But then what? (hint – New Relic and BigPanda together is the answer).

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.

The new Alerts REST API from BigPanda

By | 2018-04-17T18:53:34+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Blog|

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:

How alert correlation helps Dev and Ops work better together

By | 2018-04-17T18:44:50+00:00 April 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.

Not all alert correlation platforms are created equal

By | 2018-04-17T18:42:36+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Blog|

Ask yourself these questions to find the right fit in an alert correlation platform.

To maintain operational visibility in modern IT environments, companies are abandoning monolithic monitoring solutions from legacy vendors in favor of a modern set of “best of breed” monitoring tools. Today’s average IT monitoring stack consists of about 6-8 tools, including at least one from each of the following categories: systems monitoring, end user monitoring, application performance monitoring (APM), error detection, log analytics, chat, and ticketing. When service disruptions occur, operations engineers face a flood of alerts across different layers of the IT stack, with no fast way to figure out what’s really going on. Customers are left stranded, while IT professionals struggle to detect, triage and remediate urgent issues. Downtime abounds which negatively impacts revenue, performance, and brand loyalty.

Product News: Improved Incident Management

By | 2018-04-17T18:40:32+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Blog|

Over the past couple of months, the BigPanda product team has been hard at work enhancing key tools to help you better manage your incidents. Here are a few of the recent updates designed to help you best leverage BigPanda to fit your needs: