Market Insights

Posts that report on market/industry news, usually with our perspective.

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.

Top 3 Takeaways from SREcon16

By |2018-04-17T18:44:56+00:00April 12th, 2016|Blog|

SREcon16 is a wrap, and our team had a blast at this year’s event! Both days were non-stop action: demos, discussions, and - of course - handing out our fair share of panda swag. Between the buzz on the floor and in the sessions, what topics were top of mind at this year’s show? Here are our three key takeaways:

Announcing the latest update to MonitoringScape!

By |2018-04-17T18:15:37+00:00February 8th, 2016|Blog|

When we released the first version of MonitoringScape six months ago, we set out to help IT professionals navigate the ever-growing and evolving world of modern monitoring. Since then, this landscape has only continued to proliferate and expand. Every month, promising new tools are popping up across a broad range of monitoring specialties – and we here at BigPanda are determined to keep MonitoringScape up-to-date to provide you with a go-to source for discovering and researching new solutions.

In that vein, we’re happy to announce the newest version of MonitoringScape, which includes more than 35 updates!

Not all alert correlation platforms are created equal

By |2018-04-17T18:42:36+00:00May 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.

Three key themes from ServiceNow Knowledge16

By |2018-04-17T18:42:34+00:00May 26th, 2016|Blog|

Decompressing from an exhausting, inspirational few days at Knowledge16, the annual ServiceNow event...

From humble beginnings (my first Knowledge was a few hundred attendees in a tent in San Diego), Knowledge has become a global tour de force. This year, Mandalay Bay could barely contain more than 11,000 customers and partners (and the expo hall could barely contain more than 100 decibels of the tech equivalent of Queensryche). Getting into the keynote felt like rush hour on the subway in midtown Manhattan. 

MonitoringScape Live – Episode 2 with Jason Dixon

By |2018-04-17T18:11:54+00:00October 10th, 2016|Blog|

In the latest episode of our MonitoringScape Live podcast series, we sit down with Jason Dixon, VP Product Strategy at Raintank, founder of Monitorama, and author of "Monitoring with Graphite: Tracking Dynamic Host and Application Metrics at Scale". Jason is joined by Adrian Cockcroft, Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures, former lead architect for Netflix, and author of the best-selling book, "Sun Performance and Tuning".