Monthly Archives: October 2011

Using Loggly and PagerDuty for threshold alerting

Loggly has a great blog post up about using alert birds to trigger PagerDuty alerts in response to heuristics on your logs: “..in the example above, if my web servers are spewing 500 exceptions, I want my ops folks to … Continue reading

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iCal Integration and Hand-off Notification

Our new calendar is getting its final touches and will add iCal integration to your profile page — if you’d like to get in on the beta, let us know at support@pagerduty.com (I forgot to mention it was still in … Continue reading

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Alert Birds (by Loggly)

Our good friends at Loggly are hosting a webinar on Getting Started with Alert Birds tomorrow (Oct 11) at 10am PDT. Just in case you haven’t heard of Loggly, they do logging as a service. Alert Birds is a new … Continue reading

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More control over Optimistic Locking in Rails

Like pretty much everything else in Rails, optimistic locking is nice and easy to setup:  you simply add a “lock_version” column to your ActiveRecord model and you’re all set.  If a given Rails process is trying to update some record, … Continue reading

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PagerDuty & Keynote Partnership

We are very excited to announce a partnership with Keynote Systems. As part of this new partnership, we’ve integrated PagerDuty with the Keynote web monitoring service. You’ll now be able to easily send Keynote website performance and availability alerts to … Continue reading

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Availability lessons from shoe companies and ancient warlords

This is the second in a series of posts on increasing overall availability of your service or system. In the first post of this series, we defined and introduced some concepts of system availability, including mean time between failure – … Continue reading

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