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Jan 15, 2020   |  By Anna Kelley
As Engineering teams start spending more time and effort on incident response, they are usually focused on improving process with their specific team. We think there are additional benefits that can come from a holistic approach to improving incident response across your organization. In this post, we will explore how you can enable Engineering and Customer Success teams to work more effectively when an incident occurs.
Nov 11, 2019   |  By Bobby Tables
We’re on a mission to make responding to incidents a bit less chaotic. One of the best features we offer (we’re definitely not biased, no way) is a simple way to define how a severity gets determined when you open an incident. We call it the severity matrix, and today it has a new look. Previously, we had a preset list of conditions and impact that allowed you to pick a severity that matched them.
Oct 17, 2019   |  By Bobby Tables
Since the beginning, we’ve wanted to make it faster, easier, and even a joy to respond to incidents. We’ve had the typical components of incident response for a while, but orchestrating them together was a manual task by our users. Today we’re marrying together all the features already available in our incident response tool into our newest release: Runbooks.
Oct 9, 2019   |  By Daniel
One of the most common complaints we hear from operations and site reliability engineers is about the quality of life impacts and the resulting stress imposed by their on-call responsibilities. Most of us are already aware that a proper on-call rotation is critical to our engineering organization’s health in terms of both immediate incident response and long-term sustainable growth.
Sep 22, 2019   |  By Bobby Tables
I was reminiscing about an incident that happened at a past job with an old co-worker. You know the one, the one where you installed a library that makes some task of yours simple, only to reveal the library makes things worse. This incident in particular involved the way that images served out of our Ruby on Rails application, and the library that made it possible to “easily resize before serving” them.
Aug 28, 2018   |  By FireHydrant
Get a quick glimpse of what FireHydrant can do and how it can help you respond to service disruptions better.
Aug 4, 2018   |  By FireHydrant
If you've ever wanted to keep track of changes in Kubernetes in a sane place, the new feature coming in the next few days on might be of interest to you.
Jul 15, 2018   |  By FireHydrant
Take a look at the FireHydrant + Slack integration! Open incidents, notify others, add notes and milestones, and make sure all chat is kept for when the incident fray is happening.