Category Archives: Best Practices

Keep Your Website Available with the Right Monitoring Practices

In its simplest form, website monitoring is the process of testing and verifying that end-users can can actually use your service. There are several great SaaS applications that will ping your system to let you know if you are up … Continue reading

FacebookTwitterGoogle+
Posted in Availability, Best Practices, Server Monitoring | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Increasing Quality and Reliability with Continuous Integration

Continuous integration (CI) is a software development practice where members frequently merge their work to decrease problems and conflicts. Each push is supported by an automated build (and test) to detect errors. By checking in with one another frequently, teams … Continue reading

FacebookTwitterGoogle+
Posted in Best Practices | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Foundations of a Successful DevOps Team

This is the final post of our series about transitioning to a DevOps culture (for now). To start from the beginning check out, Why You Should Establish a DevOps Culture. When we talk about DevOps we often defer to a … Continue reading

FacebookTwitterGoogle+
Posted in Best Practices, Community | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scaling & Eliminating Waste in Your DevOps Environment

This is the third post in a series to help your engineering team transition into a DevOps organizational model. Here we’ll discuss how to scale and eliminate waste from your engineering environment. Click here to  start at the beginnings of … Continue reading

FacebookTwitterGoogle+
Posted in Best Practices | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking Down Silos Doesn’t Happen Overnight

This is the second post in a series to help your engineering team transition into a DevOps organizational model. Here we’ll discuss how to start breaking down silos in your organization. Click here to start at the beginnings of the … Continue reading

FacebookTwitterGoogle+
Posted in Best Practices | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why You Need to Establish a DevOps Culture

This is the first post in a series to help your engineering team transition into a DevOps model. We’ll start with the whys and get to the hows in future posts. Stay tuned. DevOps is a software development approach that focuses … Continue reading

FacebookTwitterGoogle+
Posted in Best Practices, Culture | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Avoid an Inbox Full of Stress, Get Everyone On-Call

Whenever we meet someone the first question we are asked is what we do for a living. We are always on the job, even though we try our hardest not to be. While this can cause stress or worry, it … Continue reading

FacebookTwitterGoogle+
Posted in Best Practices, On-Call | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Please Stop My Monitoring Alert Noise

We get it. You hate getting alerts. As Jason Floyd, Senior DevOps Manager at Real Networks put it, “I love you and I hate you. PagerDuty makes my job easier and wakes me up at 4 AM.” You are (kind of) ok … Continue reading

FacebookTwitterGoogle+
Posted in Best Practices | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tips for Tackling System Issues with PC Monitor and PagerDuty

This is a guest blog post from PC Monitor, one of our monitoring partners, about how to best use their system and PagerDuty together to tackle issues. You can learn more about PC monitor on their website (https://www.mobilepcmonitor.com/). Has a … Continue reading

FacebookTwitterGoogle+
Posted in Best Practices, Partnerships, Server Monitoring | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Rethink. Become a Modern NOC.

It’s easy to feel underutilized as an engineer working in a NOC. Especially in a larger organizations you may find yourself silod into owning highly specific responsibilities. At PagerDuty, we don’t believe that any engineer should sit around, wasting time, … Continue reading

FacebookTwitterGoogle+
Posted in Best Practices | Tagged , , | Leave a comment