News and Updates from StatusGator

Excerpts from the Nimble Industries blog.

Embed Your Status Page Everywhere

July 9, 2020

by Colin Bartlett

A well-crafted status page is designed to save you time, energy, and resources when communicating service irregularities. Instead of fielding thousands of support requests when you experience an outage, a status page provides a self-service way for your customers to get up-to-the minute information about any current downtime. It also allows you to proactively communicate

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15 Essential DevOps Apps for Microsoft Teams

June 8, 2020

by Max Shash

DevOps engineers always need to check processes, increase work efficiency, and optimize operations. The main part of the work is to improve the quality of the product and set up smooth workflows. That’s why you need to control systems and react to downtime as quickly as possible. One of the best ways to do so

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Has GitHub Been Down More Since Its Acquisition by Microsoft?

June 4, 2020

by Colin Bartlett

Two years ago, on June 4th of 2018, Microsoft announced its acquisition of GitHub, unicorn darling of the developer tools startup ecosystem, for $7.5B in stock. The announcement unearthed a wide range of opinions and pontifications, ranging from “GitHub is doomed” to “Microsoft is smart”, with many predictions about GitHub’s future. Some thought Microsoft’s growing

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10 Essential DevOps Slack Apps

May 15, 2020

by Colin Bartlett

A major goal of DevOps is task and process automation. While total automation is possible to a large extent, DevOps engineers can’t just run a process and then leave it. They need to quickly react in the event of downtime and incidents. Usually, it’s important to react as fast as possible because downtime for even

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Status Page Webhooks: New and Improved!

April 30, 2020

by Colin Bartlett

Since 2015, StatusGator has offered a unique solution for monitoring the status of hundreds of cloud services. By aggregating each service’s status page into a unified API, StatusGator provides the status of all your dependencies in a single place. Our status page webhooks solution was previously quite basic and limited in its capabilities. But we

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Introducing Organization Accounts

April 28, 2020

by Colin Bartlett

Several times throughout the last five years of StatusGator, we have received requests for organizational accounts. As more and larger teams have joined, there’s been a steady increase in requests for multi-user accounts. We are proud to announce that StatusGator Organization accounts are now available on our Start Up plan and above. Our first implementation

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Your Status Page Deserves Its Own Domain

April 21, 2020

by Andy Libby

Public status pages have risen to become an essential requirement for all publicly facing web services. A well-constructed status page is a hallmark of a customer-centric organization. Status pages provide transparency and help reduce customer support requests during an inevitable outage. With sufficient component details, they can serve as useful information hubs for customers experiencing

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Status Page Monitoring in Microsoft Teams

April 4, 2020

by Colin Bartlett

Exactly two years ago, Microsoft announced Teams at an elaborate launch event in New York City. Hailed by many as a “Slack killer“, Teams was positioned by Microsoft as a group messaging platform. It was clear from the start that they took aim directly at Slack and its numerous competitors. Slack even acknowledged the encroachment

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How do I ask for a status page?

March 21, 2020

by Andy Libby

Has this scenario happened to you? You found a service. A SaaS product or hosted service: it could be anything. Maybe it’s a continuous integration service or perhaps it’s a service for capturing comments on your web site. Let’s call it Useful Service. You sign up, and you’re happy with it. Now you depend on

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GDPR Episode 2: A New Privacy Policy

March 9, 2020

by Colin Bartlett

What does it take to write a GDPR compliant privacy policy? It was easier than we realized! This is a continuation of our series on ensuring StatusGator complies with the terms of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. To read the other parts of the series: GDPR Compliance Step 1: Data Erasure and Portability

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