On Call


Create On-Call Schedule Exceptions in Just a Few Clicks

OnPage’s incident alert management platform continues to evolve, providing powerful features and capabilities to clients. The OnPage product team proactively monitors requests for future advancements and launches them to enhance clients’ business processes. Continuous innovation allows OnPage to align with growing business needs, while adapting to the ever-changing trends of the digital operations world.


On-call On-boarding Checklist

And it starts with the company culture. Irrespective of how small or large your team is, it’s wise to invest some time in creating a good on-call onboarding plan. A humane on-call is the mark of a good engineering culture. Being on-call means that you’re expected to be reachable for any issues that may occur during your shift. It’s easy to lose any and all motivation by just anxiously anticipating that mid-dinner ping.


The 5 Central Tenets of a Great On-Call Culture

Working for VictorOps, and now Splunk, has allowed me to experience the on-call process from several distinct angles. And, working in a customer-facing role, I’ve witnessed the full spectrum of DevOps maturity – from downright DevOps mastery to the kinds of nightmare scenarios that haunt the dreams of on-call professionals.


How to create an on-call schedule that doesn't suck.

A lot of tech companies struggle with creating an effective and efficient on-call schedule internally for their product and service, this results in much longer downtimes when something goes wrong. They often over-burden their team members with repeated on-call duty which results in team member fatigue. Here’s how to create an on-call schedule that your team might love.


How to avoid on-call burnout

It sucks to be on-call when processes are not well defined and streamlined. Especially around the holidays. You really don't want to hear your phone repeatedly going off right when you're sitting for Christmas dinner with your loved ones or getting to unwrapping the good presents (the ones with the sparkly wrapping paper :P). Your on-call team’s stress levels reflects the health of your system, the cleanliness of your code and the culture of your organization.


Reducing alert fatigue with GoAlert, Target's on-call scheduling and notification platform

At Sensu Summit 2019, Adam Westman, Sr. Engineering Manager at Target, introduced us to GoAlert, their on-call scheduling and notification open source project. In this post, I’ll recap his talk, sharing the journey that led them to build GoAlert, the problems they’ve solved, and how they use GoAlert with Sensu Go to simplify monitoring and reduce alert fatigue.


On-call doesn't have to be stressfull

“Being on-call is a critical duty that many operations and engineering teams must undertake to keep their services reliable and available. However, there are several pitfalls in the organization of on-call rotations and responsibilities that can lead to serious consequences for the services and the teams if not avoided.