IBM has launched the beta version of its IBM Alert Notification Service on IBM Cloud to enable DevOps teams to quickly respond to system troubleshooting issues. Available on Bluemix, IBM’s Cloud Platform, this service allows teams to rapidly receive and respond to early, critical alerts about potential issues concerning their applications, before their users are affected.
IBM Alert Notification Service works with the real-time and historical network analytics of IBM Netcool Operations Insight. By forming a single, coherent view across networks and operations, this new tool allows the developers and operators to receive notification when their attention is required. They can receive the notification via email, SMS or voice. According to IBM, the developers can use the REST API to integrate with this service to notify the right team. To help protect against downtime, the service can be configured for escalations to significantly diminish the time needed to identify and respond to an alert.
To ensure teams never miss any actionable, crucial alerts, IBM Alert Notification Service is built to allow teams to create customized notification policies, ensuring alerts are routed immediately to the right team members.
IBM launched Bluemix with a $1 billion investment in 2014, growing rapidly to become the largest public Cloud Foundry deployment in the world. The open-standards-based Bluemix catalog includes over 120 tools and services spanning categories of big data, mobile, Watson, analytics, integration, DevOps, security and Internet of Things.