Velocity NYC kicks off this week – and our team is in the Big Apple to conduct demos, answer all your burning questions, and yes, hand out some of our cute panda swag. If past events are anything to go by, our adorable panda tees have proven to be quite a hit, so be sure to stop by booth 501 bright and early to get yours! While you’re there, say hello to the friendly panda crew – and check out all the latest and greatest from our powerful alert correlation platform, including:
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:
Wondering what the BigPanda product team has been up to lately? In our new regular blog series, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know about new product features, upgrades, integrations, and more! Here are a few of the latest additions you may not have discovered yet:
BigPanda is proud to announce the launch our of newest feature: Unified Search. We know what you might be thinking: “What makes Unified Search so special?” Well BigPanda’s latest offering is so much more than a standard search function.
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.
In my last post, I discussed how enterprise application sprawl, if left unchecked, puts organizations at risk. In this post, I’m going to discuss what to do about the problem. Today, any single department within even a mid-market enterprise will have more applications deployed than was standard – organization wide – just a dozen or so years ago. These apps include everything from cloud-based CRM to social media tools to AWS workloads to various big data tools to collaboration suites, and on and on and on.
Enterprise application and computing environments have changed radically over the past fifteen years. Anyone who has spent even a day in an IT role can tell you that.What gets less attention, however, is how those changes undermine the ability of operations teams to do their jobs. The problem is that as computing and application environments have changed dramatically, workflows and org charts have not.
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).
We engineers love measuring stuff. Whether it helps us solve an immediate problem, gets us ready for a bad day or just because most of us are information junkies, we love keeping track of metrics. The spectrum of what can be measured is very wide. It can include data from every part of our system: from technical metrics such as disk space or RPM, through UI metrics like page load times, to business KPIs such as revenue, conversion rates and so on. When choosing which metrics to collect, we usually start with the obvious ones: those that reflect the current state of the system (e.g., CPU, memory and load). There are quite a few articles and blog posts about these metrics, so I’m not going to discuss that here. Rather, I would like to focus on metrics that reflect the user experience.
Here are the four metrics that we at BigPanda see as the most important in this category:
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.
Last week was an exciting week. BigPanda announced $7 Million in funding from Sequoia Capital and Mayfield. We are super excited that these two firms share our vision for changing the way that IT and DevOps teams manage and respond to the thousands of IT issues they face every day. Last week, we also launched our offering into general availability. Check out some of the highlights from last week’s coverage on BigPanda from TechCrunch, GigaOm, Computerworld, 451 Research and more.