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Our New Boundary Integration is Here By Samantha Haltman Network visibility and access to real-time data surrounding your infrastructure is pretty important, don’t you think? With Boundary, users can identify problems quickly, and ensure their applications and supporting infrastructure are running smoothly and at peak efficiency. We are happy to announce that our integration with Boundary, providers of IT monitoring for DevOps teams, is now available. Getting the Boundary integration up and running is as easy as copying and pasting an API key, which can be found in your VictorOps admin interface. Just click on the Integrations tab and choose ‘Boundary’. You will then see an API token to provide to the Boundary UI. Piece of cake. Here is a little walk through to help you with the process: 1. Log into your VictorOps account (you will need to have admin privileges). C... (more)

SBT, Scrooge, Intellij and You By @VictorOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

How to Set Up a Playdate Between Scala, Thrift, Scrooge, SBT and Intellij By Nick Isaacs Here at VictorOps, we are going through the process of overhauling the serialization framework that we use for inter and intra process communication. We evaluated several great options including Kryo (and its Scala companion Chill), Protobuffers, and Thrift. In the process, we put together a little test project to help us decide which of these choices was right for us. Testing Thrift posed some challenges as the tooling, while quite mature, wasn’t quite as plug-n-play with our local developme... (more)

NOC, NOC… Who’s There? By @VictorOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

By Bryce Ambraziunas In part one of this series, our COO tackles the history and purpose of the NOC. A NOC, for those who don’t know, stands for Network Operations Center and, quite simply, is how large organizations with complex systems monitor them. Early versions of the NOC came about in the early 1960’s when there was a need for humans to actively take part in noticing, and fixing, complex errors. An early NOC was opened by AT&T in New York to display switch and route information, in real-time. It’s easy to see why a NOC used to be considered essential for larger companies ... (more)

Why We Switched to Cassandra By @DanJones914 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Why We Switched to Cassandra By Dan Jones Due to the nature of our business, high availability is extremely important to VictorOps and something we take very seriously. We know our customers rely on our service to be always up so that we can process and deliver their alerts and notifications. One of the key components that is critical to the functioning and availability of any SaaS service is the datastore. At VictorOps we have historically used MySQL in high availability Percona Xtradb Clusters for operational and analytical uses. While MySQL is a mature and reliable relational... (more)

DeepDishDevOps: DevOpsDays Chicago 2015 By @DrewNienaber | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

DeepDishDevOps: DevOpsDays Chicago 2015 By Drew Nienaber Full disclosure: I’m relatively new to the DevOps movement. I’ve been in a customer service, sales, or project management role for most of career so far. So some of you might stop reading at this point because I don’t have 10 years of experience running a DevOps team (another thing I learned last week – no one does!). With that said, I think some of the core principles I learned at DevOpsDays Chicago can be applied to whatever role you’re in. Grasping the new movement At first, I thought DevOps was simply combining the Develo... (more)