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Optimizing On-Call for Incident Management: Preventing Team Burnout with Rootly On-Call

Rootly On-Call streamlines incident management with automated scheduling, noise reduction, and centralized documentation. It mitigates on-call fatigue with features like flexible overrides, shift visibility, and shadow rotations, enhancing team well-being and preventing burnout.

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Work-Related Stress for SRE Professionals

It's completely normal to feel a little overwhelmed and stressed out at work these days. Technology has collaboration moving at the speed of light, and time away from screens is at an all-time low, blurring the lines between work and personal time. Plus, it's hard to ignore the multitude of tech outages that have been making headlines lately, leaving teams anxiously on edge. When you are a professional with on-call cycles, the potential of outages adds another level of complexity to the mix.

Incident Commander Training Strategies: What The Books Don't Tell You

It has been lightly revised and reposted with his permission from the original article on Medium. So, you’re training incident commanders (IC), and you have your group read Google’s SRE books. Everyone knows what they are supposed to do and you are ready for any incident, right? Not quite. Half of your team complains that the descriptions are too vague or don’t apply to their situations, and the other half just starts to improvise. The result?

Breaking Down the 2024 VOID Report: "Exploring the Unintended Consequences of Automation in Software"

In an era where automation and artificial intelligence are increasingly integral to software development and operations, the 2024 VOID Report sheds critical light on the nuanced impacts of these technologies. Here, we delve deeper into the report's key findings and explore predictions for the near future, weaving a comprehensive narrative highlighting challenges and opportunities.

Building a Privacy-First AI for Incident Management

At Rootly, we're integrating AI into incident management with a keen eye on privacy. It's not just about tapping into AI's potential; it's about ensuring we respect and protect our customers’ privacy and sensitive data. Here's a quick overview of how we're blending innovation with strong privacy commitments.

Enhancing Service Reliability: Uniting Rootly's Incident Management and Backstage's Software Catalog

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, ensuring the reliability of services is paramount for businesses aiming to deliver seamless user experiences. However, as the complexity of companies' environments grows, ensuring your services, infrastructure and applications are reliable and resilient to failure is challenging. It’s naive to think all services and infrastructure are operating 100% as designed.

Does Every Incident Need a Retrospective? Here's What the Experts Have to Say

Every quarter, we host a roundtable discussion centered around the challenges encountered by incident responders at the world’s leading organizations. These discussions are lightly facilitated and vendor-agnostic, with a carefully curated group of experts. Everyone brings their own unique perspective and experience to the group as we dive deep into the real-world challenges incident responders are facing today.

Lessons in Incident Response I Learned While Waiting Tables

Before I stumbled into the tech industry (a story for another day), I spent several years in the customer service world as a server and front-of-house manager in restaurants. It was in these jobs that I first honed some critical skills that would later lead me on the path to incident response.