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Collecting Critical Evidence for Faster Root Cause Analysis

Posted by Mark Arts on Apr 3, 2018 5:29:28 PM


It probably sounds familiar: You detect an issue with the end user experience (perhaps a performance degradation or outage). Once you’ve discovered the root-cause of the problem, it’s not difficult to fix. However, the real pain point is the time between those two events. Often times it is left to the user to find the root-cause by assembling teams, processes, tools and piecing together siloed data fragments. 
Every minute spent looking for the root-cause is money lost for your company, and even worse, reputation-damaging. This post covers which evidence you need to collect to accelerate your root cause analysis process. 

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Topics: DevOps, Root Cause Analysis, AIOps

Supporting Continuous Deployments with StackState and XebiaLabs XL Deploy

Posted by Martin van Vliet on Feb 16, 2018 3:24:17 PM

 

With the need for speed that comes with modern application development, DevOps teams everywhere are implementing Continuous Delivery. Teams and businesses benefit from the frequent, automated release cycles that safely release new software as soon as it is ready. Keeping your services running smoothly under this barrage of changes is a challenge. StackState, our market-leading AIOps platform keeps continuous tabs on your entire IT landscape and helps to keep everything running. StackState now ships with an out-of-the-box integration with  XL Deploy, a leading deployment automation product from our sister company XebiaLabs.
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Topics: DevOps, Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations, AIOps

Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations: a Complimentary Guide

Posted by Joey Compeer on Feb 7, 2018 3:27:38 PM

 

I don't have to tell you that modern IT infrastructures are typically very complex with a combination of physical, virtual and cloud components. A lot of IT organizations are using DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Agile approaches to enable continuous improvement, which likewise increase the complexity. 

 

On top of that, enterprises invest in a variety of application monitoring tools (e.g. Dynatrace, AppDynamics and New Relic), data lakes (e.g. Splunk and Elastic) and infrastructure monitoring tools (e.g. Nagios and Zabbix) to manage and monitor their services across on-premise and cloud environments.

 

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Topics: DevOps, AIOps

You've Got a Great Data Lake, Now What?

Posted by Mark Arts on Jan 11, 2018 4:03:12 PM

 

In my job, I meet a lot of customers who have invested heavily in a data lake. And for good reasons, of course. With the increasing complexity and growing number of tools used, there’s a tremendous need to have all the data in one place. 

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Topics: Monitoring, Algorithmic IT Operations, DevOps

Is Root Cause Analysis Dead or Are We Just Getting Started?

Posted by Lodewijk Bogaards on Nov 27, 2017 5:09:34 PM

 

Recently a friend sent me a link to a blog post called “The myth of the Root Cause” (http://blog.scalyr.com/2016/10/the-myth-of-the-root-cause/). This post makes some valid points. Especially the point that as our systems become more sophisticated, so do our problems. Often it is hard to find a single root cause. In fact, there might not even be one!

 

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Topics: Monitoring, Algorithmic IT Operations, DevOps, Root Cause Analysis

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