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Learning from Facebook: Keep your Status Page Separately from your Infrastructure

Yesterday April 8th 2021 at around 22:00 UTC, Facebook experienced a major outage where Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp web and Instagram were all down and unavailable. The last update was reported 3 hours later resolving the incident, so even though the status page doesn’t state the duration of the incident, we can assume it was still affecting some users that long.

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How to: Pingdom super powered status page

Pingdom is one of the most used website monitoring tools, with almost 15 years in the business. It excels at providing simple and reliable synthetics as well as real user monitoring. This monitoring tool provides a simple public status page, but as you might have noticed it’s quite limited. It only serves as a display of your uptime and response time history, not much more than that.

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IT Incident Response is Improved with a Corporate Status Page

To understand the impact that stovepipes have on incident response, one need look no further than the 9/11 terrorist attacks that occurred in the United States. The CIA, DoD, and FBI all knew about the Al Qaeda terror threats before the planes hit the World Trade Center, but the 9/11 Commission found that a lack of data and intelligence sharing among the agencies limited each agency’s understanding of the looming terrorist threat; thereby, limiting their incident response.

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Pingdom Status Page

Pingdom is one of the most used website monitoring tools, with almost 15 years in the business. It excels at providing simple and reliable synthetics as well as real user monitoring. This monitoring tool provides a simple public status page, but as you might have noticed it’s quite limited. It only serves as a display of your uptime and response time history, not much more than that.