14 August, 2017
Introducing Watchdog Custom Alerts: Monitor Anything on Your Servers, For Free
We’re pleased to now introduce Watchdog Custom Alerts, part of our Watchdog 2.0 release. With Custom Alerts, the possibilities for monitoring key indicators for maintaining uptime just became limitless.
4 August, 2017
What We Learned Using Watchdog to Monitor Our Own Servers
At Blue Matador, we build products that we know to be useful and use ourselves. Our Watchdog server monitoring product is no exception. Here are a few examples of what we learned that prove that Watchdog provides immediate value to organizations of every size.
31 July, 2017
Running HAProxy on Docker Containers in Kubernetes
Can we enforce HSTS and ProxyProtocol? How easy is it to route based off of headers and paths, handle redirects, and route both external and internal API calls? Our team has used HAProxy before to do all of these things, and we like how flexible it is while handling very high load and consuming basically no resources.
24 July, 2017
How Security & QA Fit into the DevOps Cycle
While security and QA have traditionally been siloed outside of the DevOps loop, or at least relegated to the back of the train, organizations are increasingly reporting integrating each discipline into their big IT picture and seeing positive results.
17 July, 2017
Watchdog’s Out-of-the-Box Alerts Notify Lucid Software Engineer of Abnormality His Company’s Paid Enterprise Tools Didn’t Catch Automatically
David Torgerson, staff engineer and head of DevOps at Lucid Software, maker of cloud-based Lucidchart and Lucidpress, was running his usual Jenkinsworkflow like he has hundreds of times before. What he didn’t know was that Watchdog’s powerful, zero-config alerts would notify him of an abnormality that the company’s paid enterprise software had been missing all along.
10 July, 2017
Golang Pros & Cons for DevOps (Part 3 of 6): Speed vs. Lack of Generics
This is our six-part series on Golang Pros and Cons for using Go in a DevOps development cycle. In this one, we discuss Golang’s runtime, compilation, and maintenance speed (the pro) and lack of generics (a real con).
3 July, 2017
Why Watchdog Should Be a Part of Your DevOps Monitoring Team
"Alert, fearless, loyal, and highly trainable." That’s the American Kennel Club’s description of the doberman pinscher breed. It also describes Watchdog, our free system vitals monitoring tool. Here's why.
26 June, 2017
Start Madness Winner Blue Matador, Inc. Announces Successful First-week Results of Its AI-Powered DevOps Monitoring Platform Beta
Blue Matador Inc., a DevOps software startup based in Herriman, Utah, and 2nd-place winner of the 2017 Silicon Slopes Start Madness Competition, today announced the first-week beta results of its AI-powered DevOps monitoring platform, also called Blue Matador.
19 June, 2017
Announcing the Beta Launch of the Blue Matador DevOps Monitoring Platform
After year and a half of development, multiple private releases and feedback cycles, and an uncountable number of SweeTARTS Chewies and Peanut Butter Butter M&M’s, we are pleased to announce the launch of our platform beta!
12 June, 2017
Golang Pros and Cons for DevOps (Part 2 of 6): Interface Implementation and Public/Private Designations
Welcome back to our six-part series on Golang Pros and Cons for using Go in a DevOps development cycle. In this part, we discuss interface implementation (the pro) and public/private designations (a real con).