IT Event Management

Any post related to IT alerts, incident management, events, noise, etc.

#Monitoringlove in Portland

By | 2018-04-17T19:01:58+00:00 June 12th, 2015|Blog|

Last year was an amazing experience, and we couldn’t wait to come back for more. BigPanda will be back at Monitorama to hear talks from leading open source developers, web operations experts, and a variety of thought leaders in the monitoring space.

Google’s Evolving Cloud Ecosystem and the Challenge for DevOps

By | 2018-04-17T18:29:14+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Blog|

Last week, Google announced several changes to its cloud platform. First, AppScale, the company that provides an open source implementation of Google’s application platform, Google App Engine, is receiving a direct investment from Google in order to accelerate the interoperability between AppScale and Google App Engine. This is a smart move, and it should help developers overcome the app portability issue that is ushering in a new era of vendor-lock within public clouds.

How 83% noise suppression saved Vlad a million dollars so far this year

By | 2018-04-17T18:30:40+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Blog|

I met Vlad in the bar in Vegas after a long day of telco NOC drudgery. He was enjoying his whisky and clearly didn’t want to be interrupted by me asking about his datacenter. I could tell he’d rather I had asked about anything else… Cat Stevens, Greek myths, Faberge eggs. Anything. I interrupted him anyway and asked what’s required to go from the three nines he referenced in his keynote to the five nines his customers demand. He winced in pain. I thought he swallowed an ice cube or his Johnnie Walker was laced with cyanide. Turns out he was deep in thought. He proceeded to share wisdom that inspired me… to drink whisky and grow facial hair.