7 Ways DevOps Can Avoid Alert Fatigue

Being on-call doesn’t have to mean you’re always tired The introduction of monitoring into the DevOps world means alerts will occur 24/7 and that there will be alert fatigue in DevOps. Monitoring needs alerts in order to be effective but the issue is that while our technology is 24/7, humans cannot work in a similar fashion. Even if engineers do attempt to push at the margins and be on-call longer and later, there are considerable health, psychological and work-related effects. Even with on-call schedules, burnout is inevitable. There are also significant financial implications for companies if they have stressed, unhappy and sleep deprived engineers. For example, engineers who are feeling the stress of alert fatigue are likely to leave for greener pastures, leaving their employers without their knowledge reservoir and needing to rehire which can cost as much as 30% of the individual’s salary. Clearly, 24/7 alerts need to be better calibrated […] Read more »

OnPage® Enables Compatibility with SolarWinds® Orion® Technology Backbone for Critical IT Alerts

SolarWinds

OnPage IT Alerts Management Software teams up with SolarWinds to elevate Critical Alerts before impact. WALTHAM, Massachusetts: Onset Technology creator of OnPage, the leading provider of critical enterprise messaging and alert management services, is pleased to announce compatibility with SolarWinds Orion technology backbone. SolarWinds is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT performance management software. The suite of SolarWinds Orion-based IT monitoring and management products includes a powerful web-based intelligent alerting engine that allows users to quickly configure alerts to respond to hundreds of different network scenarios including multiple condition checks. OnPage is a cross platform, prioritized messaging system for smartphones that elevates the ‘High Priority’ messages above the clutter. With a prominent alert-until-read and dedicated inbox, it eliminates the need to carry a traditional pager in order to separate critical messages from the clutter of casual SMS and email. “Businesses live or die on the reliability of their […] Read more »