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Design Principles as a UX tool: Part 1 By Doug Whitney Don't ignore the squishy bits! I recently had the opportunity to attend UI19 in Boston, a long-running conference focused on user experience design and ways to be more effective in a UX role as part of a larger team. One of the presentations in particular stuck with me as I returned to Boulder thinking about VictorOps and our evolution as an early stage startup. Presented by Kim Goodwin, her talk on Principles, Values, and Effective Design Teams touched on a number of challenges we've experienced first-hand here at VictorOps as we strive to balance the delivery of a great product with the necessity to move quickly, while also working to create a culture that reflects our values as an organization. In many companies, especially early on, trying to articulate shared principles can be hard. When it seems everything... (more)

Our New Boundary Integration is Here By @VictorOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

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 VictorOp... (more)

DevOps Interview with @AShimmy By @VictorOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

DevOps Interview: Alan Shimel By Jason Hand I first met Alan in New York City at the 2014 CloudExpo just after starting my new role at VictorOps. Known as “Shimmy” to most in the DevOps community, Alan launched DevOps.com as a resource for DevOps education and community building. Shimmy and I reconnected again in Houston where I gave a talk on ChatOps at Camp DevOps. A self-described serial entrepreneur and business executive, Alan has founded or helped launch numerous startups. With over 25+ years in the IT business world, Alan also writes and speaks on many IT subjects. He mos... (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)

An Interview with Jason Dixon | @DevOpsSummit #API #DevOps #Containers #Microservices

DevOps Interview: Jason Dixon By Jason Hand If your primary role within your organization is Operations, you likely realize the importance and significance of monitoring. The DevOps philosophy teaches us that measuring and collecting as much as possible is critical to not only the health of infrastructure, but it also plays a critical role in the architecting efforts of both software and hardware. Jason Dixon of Librato knows this better than many and has made a career of helping others understand and implement the best tools and processes of successful monitoring. Known by many ... (more)