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How alert correlation helps Dev and Ops work better together

How alert correlation helps Dev and Ops work better together

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.

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Top 3 Takeaways from SREcon16

Top 3 Takeaways from SREcon16

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:

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BigPanda for HipChat Connect: The pint of Guinness your DevOps teams deserve

BigPanda for HipChat Connect: The pint of Guinness your DevOps teams deserve

You’ve solved your noisy alert problem with BigPanda. Now solve your noisy ChatOps problem with BigPanda and HipChat, thanks to HipChat’s new integrations platform, HipChat Connect.

If every incident update were to push a new message, your Ops chatrooms would quickly become more crowded than O’Malley’s Pub on St. Patty’s Day. BigPanda now integrates with HipChat  via HipChat Connect, so you can not only view the status of BigPanda incidents in HipChat, but also view incident details with links to relevant actions in the glance view beside the chat room.

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State of Monitoring 2016: The results are in

State of Monitoring 2016: The results are in

The responses are in, the data has been crunched, and now we’re ready to share the results. I’m excited to announce that BigPanda’s first-ever State of Monitoring Report is now available for download!

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MonitoringScape Live episode 2: Monitoring Containers

MonitoringScape Live episode 2: Monitoring Containers

More than ever, we live in an age of now. Movies on-demand. Health metrics streamed to wearables. Package delivery by drone. Any cuisine, any time.

Immediate everything enabled by technology requires new application architectures, organizational thinking, and approaches to performance monitoring.

One of the technology trends most associated with this "short attention span lifestyle" is the segmentation of services and workloads into containers.

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Sam Kendall’s noisy alert problem

Sam Kendall’s noisy alert problem

Sam’s a father of two boys living in the bucolic LA suburb of West Covina. He’s a family first guy who paints model military cargo planes for fun, makes award-winning paella, hates his commute, and loathes his phone between the hours of midnight and 4:00 AM.

Sam was a kid when he joined News Corp as a help desk analyst in 2000. More than 15 years later and he’s now Sr. Director of IT managing a growing team of 30 NOC engineers, sys admins, and DBAs. Over the years, he has received more promotions than Trump on his own Twitter feed by delivering results and never wavering from two core beliefs that influence everything he does:

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Rekindle your love for Nagios

Rekindle your love for Nagios

You and Nagios have had your share of ups and downs, but lately it just hasn’t been the same. You’re busy with other systems and having less patience to deal with the constant nagging from good ol’ Nagios. She’s beginning to sound more and more like a broken record.

If you keep going down this path, your MTTR will suffer. Or worse, you won’t be able to satisfy your customers. But you’re not ready to give up on Nagios just yet – after all, she's been there when you needed her.

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Announcing the latest update to MonitoringScape!

Announcing the latest update to MonitoringScape!

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!

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Key takeaways from AppSphere15

Key takeaways from AppSphere15

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”.

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Part 2 of 2: How to add intelligence to Nagios through alert correlation

Part 2 of 2: How to add intelligence to Nagios through alert correlation

For many IT and Ops teams, Nagios is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, Nagios gives you near real-time visibility into the inner workings of your IT infrastructure. But on the other hand, Nagios can generate so many alerts that it’s impossible for any single person (or even any team) to keep up.

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Part 1 of 2: The reason why Nagios is so noisy – and what you can do about it

Part 1 of 2: The reason why Nagios is so noisy – and what you can do about it

If you’re struggling with a flood of Nagios alerts, this two-part blog series is for you. We’ll take a close look at the complicated relationship that IT and Ops professionals have with the monitoring tool, explain why Nagios is so noisy, and discuss the simple way that you take charge of your alerts and maximize the way Nagios works for you.

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Key takeaways from DevOpsDays Silicon Valley

Key takeaways from DevOpsDays Silicon Valley

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.

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15 hours of down time… avoided: part two of a two-part series

15 hours of down time… avoided: part two of a two-part series

This is part two of a two-part post about using event correlation to thwart DDoS attacks. Channeling Mark Twain: it would have been shorter if I had more time. In the last post I described why DDoS attacks for SaaS providers are no different than performance and availability issues experienced in other domains like healthcare, finance, or retail. In this post I’ll share a customer story about a security breach that never happened… thanks to a savvy DevOps team and data science.

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How to Use the 80/20 Rule to Turn Noisy Alerts into Actionable Intelligence

How to Use the 80/20 Rule to Turn Noisy Alerts into Actionable Intelligence

If you work in tech, you’ve probably heard of the Pareto principle, or, as it’s more commonly called, the 80/20 rule. According to the 80/20 rule, for many events, 80 percent of the results are generated by 20 percent of the inputs.

A little background: back in the late 1800s the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto noticed that approximately 80 percent of the land in Italy was owned by 20 percent of the population. Not long after, Pareto also observed that 20 percent of the peapods in his garden generated 80 of the crop’s yield – and thus the 80/20 principle was born. 

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A big day for BigPanda – Battery Ventures leads $16M Series B

A big day for BigPanda - Battery Ventures leads $16M Series B

Today, I'm happy to announce that BigPanda has raised $16 million in Series B funding.  Battery Ventures led the round, with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital and Mayfield.  We are thrilled to call them all partners. If you're into press releases, you can check it out here

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Monitoring Sprawl, and the Rise of KPIs

Monitoring Sprawl, and the Rise of KPIs

In the last two decades, with the emergence of cloud infrastructure and SaaS delivery models, the monitoring ecosystem has changed dramatically to include over 100 monitoring solutions. The upside of that change is the rapid implementation of monitoring infrastructure, but the unintended consequence of this is that the tools themselves decide what IT measures. 

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Librato + BigPanda: why cloud monitoring architects are weeping tears of joy

Librato + BigPanda: why cloud monitoring architects are weeping tears of joy

Today we announced an integration with the excellent cloud monitoring system Librato which was recently acquired by SolarWinds. We’ve enjoyed working with the Librato team to bring the product to market and now are eagerly awaiting feedback from the loud and proud community of BigPanda+Librato users.

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