Reflections of a Startup at CA World

Reflections of a Startup at CA World

CA World Last week, the kaizenOps team attended CA World.  For those of you who don’t know, CA Technologies has been a leading provider of enterprise software for 40 years.  It’s amazing that this multi-billion dollar company made its start by providing a superior...
Zen and the Art of Rebranding

Zen and the Art of Rebranding

Moving Fast Every startup must move fast to establish themselves in their space.  When we started Cabot, we were filled with big goals: Figure out how we can help Site Reliability Engineers Build a product Collect underpants Change the world Now that we’re a few...
Level Down your Alerts with User Monitoring

Level Down your Alerts with User Monitoring

Today, let’s dive into transactional user experience monitoring.  First, I want to start with a bit of philosophy.  The reason we want our systems to be reliable is to provide value to our businesses.  Business value means the site remains available and performant for...
Happiness is a measured user journey

Happiness is a measured user journey

We mess with Jenkins configs.  We struggle with failing automated tests.  We finally get Kubernetes doing what we want it to do.  We wake up at 2am to restart a failing API gateway.  Why?  So the user gets the best experience possible.  How do we know if our efforts...
SRE Pain Points

SRE Pain Points

I want to spend a little time reflecting on the kaizenOps.io journey over the past few months.  As I mentioned at the outset of this blog, many years ago, I was touched by how much Lakshay’s life was impacted by his job.  Of course, everyone’s job impacts their life,...