Category: DevOps

November 10, 2017 | by Orlee Berlove

NoOps and the Need for Critical Alerting

NoOps eschews critical alerting at its own peril Many start-ups’ embrace serverless architectures such as AWS, believing they will be able to adopt NoOps and avoid the need for critical alerting and ITOps. NoOps means no worries about servers as everything is on the cloud and if there are no worries about servers then there is … Continued

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February 1, 2017 | by Orlee Berlove

A very short primer on DIY, technical debt and DevOps alerting

A cautionary tale Faced with limited financing and a high burn rate, many startups focus on product development and application coding at the expense of back of operations engineering. The reasons for this focus are understandable to some extent. Companies need to develop product and unseasoned CEOs don’t always see the value in investing in … Continued

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January 2, 2017 | by Orlee Berlove

2016 – OnPage Year in Review

This past year has been one of great growth and performance for OnPage. We have added many features and integrations to the product, making 2016 an awesome year. We see these steps forward as the basis for future growth. Integrations BVoIP – BvoIP offers voice systems that advance the way teams communicate during critical situations. … Continued

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December 5, 2016 | by Orlee Berlove

Why you’ve got IT Monitoring and IT Alerting All Wrong

IT alerting and IT monitoring are not what they used to be. In years past, software releases were scheduled a few times per year. Often, one monitoring tool would review the infrastructure and would catch and spit out alerts. Sorry, but those days are gone. Nowadays, start-ups use containers and microservices, continuous integration and delivery. … Continued

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November 30, 2016 | by Orlee Berlove

Fight Alert Fatigue

How to Win the Alert Fatigue Battle IT engineers and DevOps teams cannot help but experience alert fatigue when they receive after-hour alerts lacking context or relevance. Messages come in, for example, telling the engineer on-call that disk space is used up. Does this mean 60% used up or 100% used up? Or an after-hours … Continued

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November 7, 2016 | by Orlee Berlove

Why you need to fail to be great at DevOps

Seven steps to failure and greatness The more I read and learn about how to succeed in DevOps the more I realize how important failure is to the process. You need to fail to be great at DevOps. Netflix, for example, even takes it a step further by introducing failure into their testing process. In … Continued

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October 27, 2016 | by Shawn Lazarus

The Seven Deadly Sins of DevOps

What to avoid when you start DevOps While there are many ways to do DevOps correctly, there are specific cardinal sins that will put you afoul of the Church of DevOps. In order to achieve excellence in DevOps, it is key for executives to avoid committing the cardinal sins of DevOps that are discussed below. … Continued

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