Digital Services with xMatters
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Priyanka Vergadia joins Mark Mirchandani today to talk shop with Travis DePuy about all things digital services. Travis is a product evangelist for xMatters, a company that provides digital services for clients in a way that makes it easy for them to “limit the blast radius” as they build and use their projects. At xMatters, customers can build an incident management workflow for their custom services and integrate the tools of their choice. Travis talks about service degradation and how xMatters helps clients optimize and manage their services to control instances of degradation. With programs like Google Stackdriver, xMatters can set limits and get alerts when thresholds are met, then use that information to fix performance.

Later in the show, Travis talks about moving a large enterprise like xMatters to the cloud.

Travis DePuy

Travis DePuy is a Tinkerer of Things, Master of Hats and Father of Kitties. He is currently Head Product Evangelist at xMatters where he gets to talk to people about how they are doing Incident Management, DevOps notifications and anything else involving humans, processes and tools. Travis balances the stationary computer work with the fluid moving of Chen Taichi and is often found in the sun flowing the forms of the old ways.

Cool things of the week
  • Join us for Google Cloud Next ‘20: Digital Connect blog
  • Connecting businesses and educators with advanced Hangouts Meet capabilities blog
Interview
  • xMatters site
  • Site Reliability Engineering Book site
  • Stackdriver site
  • Migrating a monolith to GKE - Customer Story (Get Cooking in Cloud) video
Question of the week

How can I improve reliability/availability with the least amount of work?

  • Codelabs site
  • Migrating a monolithic application to microservices on Google Kubernetes Engine article
  • Migrating a Monolith to Google Kubernetes Engine — An Overview blog
Where can you find us next?

You can find Priyanka online in her video series Get Cooking in Cloud and her series on Pub/Sub.

You can see Mark in recently released Stack Chat videos.

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