Root Cause Analysis

AKA RCA. Posts related to finding the root causes of outages/downtime.

Why DDoS attacks aren’t just a security problem… and monitoring traffic isn’t the solution – Part One

By |2018-04-17T18:23:44+00:00October 16th, 2015|Blog|

Every company’s a target, every customer’s at risk. But the now-cliched threat of data breaches from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks obscures a bigger threat: outages that impact not just data integrity but also profitability, brand equity, and customer retention. 

The volume of attacks is growing and so is the impact of down time. According to Akamai’s most recent State of the Internet report, DDoS attacks are a bigger threat than ever before. “The number of DDoS attacks continued to increase substantially in Q2 2015, more than doubling the number observed in Q2 2014.”

15 hours of down time… avoided: part two of a two-part series

By |2018-04-17T18:22:53+00:00October 31st, 2015|Blog|

This is part two of a two-part post about using event correlation to thwart DDoS attacks. Channeling Mark Twain: it would have been shorter if I had more time. In the last post I described why DDoS attacks for SaaS providers are no different than performance and availability issues experienced in other domains like healthcare, finance, or retail. In this post I’ll share a customer story about a security breach that never happened… thanks to a savvy DevOps team and data science.

Key takeaways from DevOpsDays Silicon Valley

By |2018-04-17T18:22:57+00:00November 12th, 2015|Blog|

In between sessions at last weekend’s DevOpsDays Silicon Valley, scores of attendees filled the halls, amplifying the Computer History Museum with chatter and turning it into something more akin to a high school cafeteria than a conference venue. As crowds formed to share their stories and insights with one another, a common theme quickly emerged: It just isn’t as easy as we thought it would be.

Say hello to Unified Search

By |2018-04-17T18:41:05+00:00July 16th, 2016|Blog|

BigPanda is proud to announce the launch our of newest feature: Unified Search. We know what you might be thinking: “What makes Unified Search so special?”  Well BigPanda’s latest offering is so much more than a standard search function.