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Configure an Intuitive Service Dashboard & Reduce Response Time

Apr 30, 2020
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Configure an Intuitive Service Dashboard & Reduce Response Time

Leverage Multiple Alert Sources in Squadcast to reflect your actual system infrastructure on your Service Dashboard

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    Having your Incident Management Tool reflect your system architecture is a big milestone in reducing cognitive load on your on-call team.

    In order to help our users move one step closer to this milestone, we recently released the functionality to add multiple alert sources to a service.

    You can now model your service dashboard to mimic your actual system architecture. A simple example service dashboard of a video streaming platform would be:

    Note: This is just a simple example of modeling your service dashboard to accurately reflect your system architecture. The actual architecture of a video streaming platform is more complex than this example.

    For each service, you can see an active endpoint for the list of available integrations. Active Integrations for a service are denoted by a green dot against their name.

    When an incident is triggered for a service, you will also have the details of the source of the trigger on the Incident dashboard and Incident details page.

    Incident Dashboard
    Incident Details

    Before:

    Before: One Service, One Alert Source

    Now:

    Now: One Service, Multiple Alert Sources

    So, when an incident is triggered for a service, the on-call team will know instantly which service has been impacted without spending a lot of time trying to dig that data out, thus reducing MTTA and MTTR and adhering to SLAs.

    This in contrast with our earlier one-alert-per-service configuration, is a much cleaner, less populated service dashboard resulting in improved response times.

    Benefits of the new Service Model include:

    • Ability to create a consolidated service dashboard in Squadcast to reflect your actual system architecture. 
    • The Squadcast Rules engine is a service-specific entity and will hence help duplicate similar events and tag incidents across all active integrations in a service. So, if both Sentry and Prometheus are triggering alerts for the same incident, you can configure a rule to deduplicate both these alerts in Squadcast.
    • Decrease in Response times with clear diagnosis points of impacted services
    • Easier control over updating Maintenance windows for service.
    • Easier control over Status Page communication during downtime

    If you have other best practices to share or just need help with the set-up, feel free to drop a line to our Support Team.

    What you should do now
    • Schedule a demo with Squadcast to learn about the platform, answer your questions, and evaluate if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    • Curious about how Squadcast can assist you in implementing SRE best practices? Discover the platform's capabilities through our Interactive Demo.
    • Enjoyed the article? Explore further insights on the best SRE practices.
    • Schedule a demo with Squadcast to learn about the platform, answer your questions, and evaluate if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    • Curious about how Squadcast can assist you in implementing SRE best practices? Discover the platform's capabilities through our Interactive Demo.
    • Enjoyed the article? Explore further insights on the best SRE practices.
    • Get a walkthrough of our platform through this Interactive Demo and see how it can solve your specific challenges.
    • See how Charter Leveraged Squadcast to Drive Client Success With Robust Incident Management.
    • Share this blog post with someone you think will find it useful. Share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Reddit
    • Get a walkthrough of our platform through this Interactive Demo and see how it can solve your specific challenges.
    • See how Charter Leveraged Squadcast to Drive Client Success With Robust Incident Management
    • Share this blog post with someone you think will find it useful. Share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Reddit
    • Get a walkthrough of our platform through this Interactive Demo and see how it can solve your specific challenges.
    • See how Charter Leveraged Squadcast to Drive Client Success With Robust Incident Management
    • Share this blog post with someone you think will find it useful. Share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Reddit
    What you should do now?
    Here are 3 ways you can continue your journey to learn more about Unified Incident Management
    Discover the platform's capabilities through our Interactive Demo.
    See how Charter Leveraged Squadcast to Drive Client Success With Robust Incident Management.
    Share the article
    Share this blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit or LinkedIn.
    We’ll show you how Squadcast works and help you figure out if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    Experience the benefits of Squadcast's Incident Management and On-Call solutions firsthand.
    Compare our plans and find the perfect fit for your business.
    See Redis' Journey to Efficient Incident Management through alert noise reduction With Squadcast.
    Discover the platform's capabilities through our Interactive Demo.
    We’ll show you how Squadcast works and help you figure out if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    Experience the benefits of Squadcast's Incident Management and On-Call solutions firsthand.
    Compare Squadcast & PagerDuty / Opsgenie
    Compare and see if Squadcast is the right fit for your needs.
    Compare our plans and find the perfect fit for your business.
    Learn how Scoro created a solid foundation for better on-call practices with Squadcast.
    Discover the platform's capabilities through our Interactive Demo.
    We’ll show you how Squadcast works and help you figure out if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    Experience the benefits of Squadcast's Incident Management and On-Call solutions firsthand.
    We’ll show you how Squadcast works and help you figure out if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    Learn how Scoro created a solid foundation for better on-call practices with Squadcast.
    We’ll show you how Squadcast works and help you figure out if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    Discover the platform's capabilities through our Interactive Demo.
    Enjoyed the article? Explore further insights on the best SRE practices.
    We’ll show you how Squadcast works and help you figure out if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    Experience the benefits of Squadcast's Incident Management and On-Call solutions firsthand.
    Enjoyed the article? Explore further insights on the best SRE practices.
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    Configure an Intuitive Service Dashboard & Reduce Response Time

    Configure an Intuitive Service Dashboard & Reduce Response Time
    Apr 30, 2020
    Last Updated:
    Apr 30, 2020

    Leverage Multiple Alert Sources in Squadcast to reflect your actual system infrastructure on your Service Dashboard

    Having your Incident Management Tool reflect your system architecture is a big milestone in reducing cognitive load on your on-call team.

    In order to help our users move one step closer to this milestone, we recently released the functionality to add multiple alert sources to a service.

    You can now model your service dashboard to mimic your actual system architecture. A simple example service dashboard of a video streaming platform would be:

    Note: This is just a simple example of modeling your service dashboard to accurately reflect your system architecture. The actual architecture of a video streaming platform is more complex than this example.

    For each service, you can see an active endpoint for the list of available integrations. Active Integrations for a service are denoted by a green dot against their name.

    When an incident is triggered for a service, you will also have the details of the source of the trigger on the Incident dashboard and Incident details page.

    Incident Dashboard
    Incident Details

    Before:

    Before: One Service, One Alert Source

    Now:

    Now: One Service, Multiple Alert Sources

    So, when an incident is triggered for a service, the on-call team will know instantly which service has been impacted without spending a lot of time trying to dig that data out, thus reducing MTTA and MTTR and adhering to SLAs.

    This in contrast with our earlier one-alert-per-service configuration, is a much cleaner, less populated service dashboard resulting in improved response times.

    Benefits of the new Service Model include:

    • Ability to create a consolidated service dashboard in Squadcast to reflect your actual system architecture. 
    • The Squadcast Rules engine is a service-specific entity and will hence help duplicate similar events and tag incidents across all active integrations in a service. So, if both Sentry and Prometheus are triggering alerts for the same incident, you can configure a rule to deduplicate both these alerts in Squadcast.
    • Decrease in Response times with clear diagnosis points of impacted services
    • Easier control over updating Maintenance windows for service.
    • Easier control over Status Page communication during downtime

    If you have other best practices to share or just need help with the set-up, feel free to drop a line to our Support Team.

    What you should do now
    • Schedule a demo with Squadcast to learn about the platform, answer your questions, and evaluate if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    • Curious about how Squadcast can assist you in implementing SRE best practices? Discover the platform's capabilities through our Interactive Demo.
    • Enjoyed the article? Explore further insights on the best SRE practices.
    • Schedule a demo with Squadcast to learn about the platform, answer your questions, and evaluate if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    • Curious about how Squadcast can assist you in implementing SRE best practices? Discover the platform's capabilities through our Interactive Demo.
    • Enjoyed the article? Explore further insights on the best SRE practices.
    • Get a walkthrough of our platform through this Interactive Demo and see how it can solve your specific challenges.
    • See how Charter Leveraged Squadcast to Drive Client Success With Robust Incident Management.
    • Share this blog post with someone you think will find it useful. Share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Reddit
    • Get a walkthrough of our platform through this Interactive Demo and see how it can solve your specific challenges.
    • See how Charter Leveraged Squadcast to Drive Client Success With Robust Incident Management
    • Share this blog post with someone you think will find it useful. Share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Reddit
    • Get a walkthrough of our platform through this Interactive Demo and see how it can solve your specific challenges.
    • See how Charter Leveraged Squadcast to Drive Client Success With Robust Incident Management
    • Share this blog post with someone you think will find it useful. Share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Reddit
    What you should do now?
    Here are 3 ways you can continue your journey to learn more about Unified Incident Management
    Discover the platform's capabilities through our Interactive Demo.
    See how Charter Leveraged Squadcast to Drive Client Success With Robust Incident Management.
    Share the article
    Share this blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit or LinkedIn.
    We’ll show you how Squadcast works and help you figure out if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    Experience the benefits of Squadcast's Incident Management and On-Call solutions firsthand.
    Compare our plans and find the perfect fit for your business.
    See Redis' Journey to Efficient Incident Management through alert noise reduction With Squadcast.
    Discover the platform's capabilities through our Interactive Demo.
    We’ll show you how Squadcast works and help you figure out if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    Experience the benefits of Squadcast's Incident Management and On-Call solutions firsthand.
    Compare Squadcast & PagerDuty / Opsgenie
    Compare and see if Squadcast is the right fit for your needs.
    Compare our plans and find the perfect fit for your business.
    Learn how Scoro created a solid foundation for better on-call practices with Squadcast.
    Discover the platform's capabilities through our Interactive Demo.
    We’ll show you how Squadcast works and help you figure out if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    Experience the benefits of Squadcast's Incident Management and On-Call solutions firsthand.
    We’ll show you how Squadcast works and help you figure out if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    Learn how Scoro created a solid foundation for better on-call practices with Squadcast.
    We’ll show you how Squadcast works and help you figure out if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    Discover the platform's capabilities through our Interactive Demo.
    Enjoyed the article? Explore further insights on the best SRE practices.
    We’ll show you how Squadcast works and help you figure out if Squadcast is the right fit for you.
    Experience the benefits of Squadcast's Incident Management and On-Call solutions firsthand.
    Enjoyed the article? Explore further insights on the best SRE practices.
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