January 19, 2017 | Written by: Mike Mallo
Categorized: DevOps | How-tos
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Are you in control of your Bluemix Application? Or do you lie awake at night unsure if your application’s response time and availability will remain healthy overnight?
If you are one of the many DevOps professionals who are running applications in production and looking for a sense of control, you’re in luck! We just launched a new service to help you out called Bluemix Availability Monitoring. It allows you to enter your webpage URLs or your public APIs for hands-free continuous monitoring and alerting from up to 15 geographic locations around the globe. We put together a short six minute Youtube video demonstrating the capabilities to quickly get up and running.
Still with us? Great! There is more that you can do with Bluemix Availability Monitoring. Would you like the ability to drive a certain path through your application – such as login, shopping for an item, and checking out – to improve your confidence that your application is behaving overnight? If your application goes down, you can choose how you want to be alerted – email, SMS, voice, or slack.
We are kicking off a series of “how to” videos to help you quickly see what this service can do for you. The first two videos in this series help you create a Bluemix application that will be used to explore the capabilities of Bluemix Availability Monitoring including monitoring REST APIs and Webpage load times. Future videos will cover capturing a flow through your webpage, checking for specific content on your webpage, sending the alerts to slack, and working with the DevOps toolchain.
The first two videos in the series are here:
Creating a Bluemix application
Creating REST API and Webpage tests for a Bluemix application
Comments? Hit us up on Stackoverflow with the tag: ibm-bluemix-monitoring
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