A Closer Look at the Prevention Timeline

DevOps can be more than a full-time job. Thanks to on-call assignments and unexpected downtime, site reliability engineers also have night watch and weekend gigs because they are tasked with maintaining uptime, no matter when it strikes.

Integrating Slack with Blue Matador

Slack is a popular team communication platform that allows users to collaborate in real-time. Blue Matador uses Slack to help engineering teams prevent downtime.

With our Slack integration, receive Blue Matador updates in the same place you...

Downtime Prevention Score™ Deep Dive

Whether you're a video gamer, a sports nut, or a D&D fan, you're probably used to reading, calculating, and tracking scores. Simply put, keeping score is just a way to measure something — usually to determine a winner.

In DevOps, there are plenty...

Introducing the New Blue Matador: Your Dashboard with Specific Recommendations on Fixing and Preventing Downtime

If there’s one thing I know from my years as a system administrator, it’s the destruction cycle. My site breaks. I fix it at work. My site breaks again. So I fix it again, but this time while on vacation. Then my site breaks again. And I fix it —...

Skype Controls 40% of International Calls Annually, Then Suddenly Doesn't for 1 Hour

Welcome to our ongoing series covering downtime blunders around the world (wide web). We first covered a series of downtime incidents in 2017 here. And now we're making it a regular occurrence here on the Downtime Prevention Blog at Blue Matador....