Month: July 2015

Happy SysAdmin Day!

International SysAdmin Appreciation Day is here! It’s finally the time of year that System Administrators get the appreciation they deserve for all their hard work. In addition to being on-call and assisting co-workers overcome their daily struggles with technology, System Administrators are also responsible for maintaining IT networks and security systems.

So considering that they are the glue holding our technology-reliant society together, we would like to thank and congratulate all System Administrators and customers for everything that they do. Without all their long hours and dedication to their jobs, there would still be thousands of people out there who need help resetting their passwords, finding the USB port and connecting to the wifi.

Thank you once again to all of our customers, and we hope that you have a great day.

The Team

Fix Problems Faster with and PagerDuty

We are pleased to officially announce the and PagerDuty integration! PagerDuty, an operations performance platform, delivers visibility and actionable intelligence across the entire incident lifecycle. This platform assists businesses by improving their reliability and resolving critical incidents faster with custom SMS, phone call, email and push notifications.

The latest releases of the mobile clients all support monitoring so that our service can proactively tell you when one of your servers has gone down. Now that we have added integration with the PagerDuty API, companies who use the PagerDuty service can deliver notifications to their on-call IT Technicians via PagerDuty.

This integration followed a large number of requests for integrating with PagerDuty, as many IT administrators are currently using PagerDuty to coordinate the delivery of notifications and coordinate a response. Integrating notifications with delivery through PagerDuty was an easy decision, since it adds value to both services by helping IT departments respond faster to IT incidents.

Setting up PagerDuty as your delivery mechanism for notifications is a three step process. The first step is to obtain a PagerDuty API key from the PagerDuty website. The second step is to paste the PagerDuty API key into your mobile client or web app. The third step is to edit each monitor to enable PagerDuty notifications.

Detailed instructions can be found in our PagerDuty integration guide: