Alerting

Cutting Alert Fatigue in Modern Ops

This is a guest post by Ilan Rabinovitch, Director of Product Management at Datadog. The convergence of rapid feature development, automation, ...

Best Practices & Insights

Choosing the Right Tools for Effective DevOps

Becoming more operationally mature isn’t something that happens overnight after implementing some new tools. At its core, it’s a concerted effort ...

Alerting

How to Prevent Alerting Overload

In our always-on, IoT-enabled, cloud-connected, big data age, we face a major paradox: it’s now easier than ever to collect large amounts of ...

Best Practices & Insights

Incident Resolution Frameworks Make Investing in IT Monitoring Worthwhile

Monitoring applications and systems is one thing — knowing what to do with all the data being gathered is quite another. Most IT organizations today...

Incident Management & Response

After the Disaster: How to Learn from Historical Incident Management Data

Your high school history teacher no doubt delivered to you some variation on George Santayana’s famous remark that, “those who cannot ...

Alerting

Suppress Your Data!

Avoiding Noise in Incident Management Suppression. According to the thesaurus, this word is synonymous with terms like deletion, elimination, and ...

Monitoring

Smart Devices, Smarter Monitoring

Smart devices require smart monitoring. That’s not a platitude. It’s an imperative. In fact, the smarter the device, the smarter you need ...

Incident Management & Response

Break Down the Silos: Correlate Data Between Vendors

Thanks to the DevOps movement, we now understand why software delivery chains that consist of a series of silos are bad. They complicate communication...

Monitoring

Fast Data, Fast Monitoring

Big data is old news. Today, the key to leveraging data effectively is to do fast data. In a similar fashion, traditional incident management—which ...