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The Chatbots Are Taking Over! By Christopher Tozzi Wouldn't it be great if there were tiny robots that kept track of what you were thinking, then helped you implement your plans automatically? Well, if you're an admin responsible for monitoring infrastructure, they exist. They're called chatbots, and they are the key to leveraging ChatOps in order to optimize your monitoring and incident management workflow. This post explains what chatbots and ChatOps do and why they're so valuable for organizations that are adopting DevOps practices. Defining Chatbots A "chatbot" can mean different things to different people. Broadly defined, a chatbot is any type of program that "talks" to humans. Chatbots have been around for a long time. If you grew up in the era when AOL still ruled the Internet, for example, you probably remember SmarterChild, a chatbot for the AIM instant me... (more)

This Is Not Your Golden Ticket to Success, but It’s a Start

Now that you’re well-equipped with how to fast track your career and survive the high growth startup stage, in this post I’ll share my advice on how to make time for professional development and lay the groundwork for reaching your career goals — something many of us, even the most driven, are guilty of neglecting. There are entire sections of libraries and bookstores dedicated to guides on career success, and websites updated daily with tips on how to win at work. It’s obvious that there is a high demand for answers to questions like, “Which path should I take to reach my caree... (more)

A Developer’s Perspective | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #Monitoring

A Developer's Perspective By Eric Sigler "Walking over to the Ops room - I don't feel like I ever need to do that anymore." In the run up to our latest release of capabilities for developers, I sat down with David Yang, a senior engineer here at PagerDuty who's seen our internal architecture evolve from a single monolithic codebase to dozens of microservices. He's the technical lead for our Incident Management - People team, which owns the services that deliver alert notifications to all 8,000+ PagerDuty customers. We sat down and talked about life after switching to teams owni... (more)

The Mainstreaming of DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #Monitoring

The Mainstreaming of DevOps By Eric Sigler Here at PagerDuty, we spend a lot of time thinking about how we can help the DevOps community and IT professionals succeed. We're particularly interested in the "hows and whys" of evolving DevOps practices, how to deliver value to our practitioners, and how to better serve the community that places such high trust in PagerDuty. With that in mind, we recently hosted a webinar featuring industry leaders, asking them to share up-and-coming practices as well as their predictions about the future of DevOps. We incorporated perspectives from t... (more)

IoT #Monitoring Challenges | @ThingsExpo @PagerDuty #IoT #APM #AI #ML

The IoT and Next-Generation Monitoring Challenges By Zachary Flower We're living in the future. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), our world is more automated and connected than ever before. Just about everything, from cars to refrigerators, to coffee machines, has the ability to connect to the Internet, allowing us to micromanage each individual device. This type of automation is an exciting direction for the world to be moving in and the benefits it brings to businesses are huge. Optimizing Processes A great example of a traditionally non-networked company using IoT to make... (more)