For a bunch of data nerds, we’re glad to say that we can officially sit at the cool kids’ table. We’re proud to share that Gartner, the world’s premier information technology research and advisory company, has selected BigPanda as a “Cool Vendor” in Availability and Performance.
For many IT and Ops teams, Nagios is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, Nagios gives you near real-time visibility into the inner workings of your IT infrastructure. But on the other hand, Nagios can generate so many alerts that it’s impossible for any single person (or even any team) to keep up.
Today, I’m happy to announce that BigPanda has raised $16 million in Series B funding. Battery Ventures led the round, with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital and Mayfield. We are thrilled to call them all partners.
Enterprise application and computing environments have changed radically over the past fifteen years. Anyone who has spent even a day in an IT role can tell you that.What gets less attention, however, is how those changes undermine the ability of operations teams to do their jobs. The problem is that as computing and application environments have changed dramatically, workflows and org charts have not.
Data center growth over the last 15 years has created significant growing pains in terms of data center management. Tasks that once could be done manually by IT teams have hit the limits of scalability, cost, and efficiency. The key to enabling IT to meet these challenges involves one key theme: automation.