Category: DevOps

February 1, 2017 | by OnPage

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 OnPage

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 12, 2016 | by OnPage

Why the conversation can’t stop at DevOps Monitoring Tools

On Beyond Tools A conversation I recently had with the DevOps manager of a major online retailer really made me think about DevOps monitoring tools. The manager and I discussed how several DevOps shops seem to define themselves based on the number of tools they have monitoring their build and IT stack. The point he … Continued

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December 5, 2016 | by OnPage

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 OnPage

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 OnPage

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 31, 2016 | by OnPage

When tools are out of control you need critical alerting

Tools going Rogue – a story for Halloween We have all heard stories of DevOps woe. Some tales are sad. Some tales describe true misfortune. And some tales just leave you thinking what the heck were developers thinking? This story is a tale of the later. This story will tell the tale of how some … Continued

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October 27, 2016 | by OnPage

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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October 27, 2016 | by OnPage

Netflix earnings, DevOps and profitability

DevOps as the road to profitability Netflix released a great earnings report earlier this week. According to the Wall Street Journal’s page one article on October 18th, “Netflix Inc. blew through its forecast for the subscriber additions in the September quarter…sending its shares soaring 20% in after-hours trading. … The better-than-expected performance came mainly in … Continued

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