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This is a guest post by Ilan Rabinovitch, Direct of Product Management at Datadog. The convergence of rapid feature development, automation, continuous delivery, and the shifting makeup of modern tech stacks has pushed monitoring requirements to a potentially overwhelming scale. But while the systems you need to monitor are complex, your monitoring strategy doesn't have to be. At Datadog, we see the demand for monitoring at scale as a product of four changes: Increasing number of infrastructure components (microservices, instances, containers) Frequency of code and configuration changes Number of people and roles interacting with infrastructure Proliferation of platforms, tools, and services (from a few vendor packages to lots of hosted services and open source software) The scale and pace of change involved in ops today dictate a carefully crafted monitoring and i... (more)

The Importance of Operational Maturity and Being Application-Centric | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #DevOps

The Importance of Operational Maturity and Being Application-Centric By Michael Churchman Is your organization's IT system operationally mature, and is it application-centric? In today's digital landscape, achieving both of these are crucial for the success of any serious IT operation - both at the enterprise level and in the context of smaller organizations. What is operational maturity? It is a general measure of the overall consistency, reliability, resilience, coherence, and sophistication of an IT system at the levels of management, design, and operation. There have been seve... (more)

Journey to the Cloud, Better with Incident Management |@CloudExpo #Agile #CloudNative

Journey to the Cloud, Better with Incident Management By Vince Power Many IT organizations have come to learn that leveraging cloud infrastructure is not just unavoidable, it’s one of the most effective paths for IT organizations to become more responsive to business needs. Yet with the cloud comes new challenges, including minimizing downtime, decreasing the cost of operations, and preventing employee burnout to name a few. As companies migrate their processes and procedures to their new reality of a cloud-based infrastructure, an incident management solution can and should be a... (more)

DevOps Is for Everyone — Even Enterprises

Is there such a thing as enterprise DevOps? You bet. After all, at the end of the day, DevOps is simply a methodology — one that enables faster, more efficient, and higher-quality software releases, which are all good things whether you’re a startup with three employees or an enterprise with 3,000. And that’s why DevOps is for everyone — especially today when DevOps has reached maturity. Let me explain… Why Opposition to DevOps Persists We are at the maturity phases of DevOps adoption. While bleeding edge practices around microservices, Kubernetes, etc., steal the show, the 3+ y... (more)

Ops, Reimagined: All the New Features Announced at Summit 2017

As software becomes the de facto medium through which business is conducted, the quality of the digital experience defines an organization’s success. That’s why organizations have seconds, not minutes or hours, to mobilize people across the business to solve digital problems. And that’s why today, at PagerDuty Summit 2017, we announced a brand new set of exciting product innovations that meet these needs. With capabilities that integrate applied machine learning, end-to-end response automation, and the mobilization of people in real-time across the entire business, our latest fea... (more)