Engineers from the RapDev Team

RapDev Blog

We're engineers by profession and open source learners/contributors at heart. Here to give you the full rundown on DevOps - What we've learnt, what we're experts at, what we're exploring. Join us.

Engineering

Automating DevOps Change Deployment Windows

Flow Designer gives us a way to leverage this by automating the scheduling of a change for an appropriate time, regardless of when the change is creat

read more
Engineering

Eureka! A Discovery Blacklist: Global IP Exclusions

Non-discoverable CIs are organically maintained in the CMDB by the team that manages their lifecycle. The same teams can get ahead of Discovery failur

read more
DevOps

Automating RapDev’s Datadog Marketplace Sales Cycle

Better and faster engagement with our customers, less manual work that avoids potential human error, and much better metric tracking for various parts

read more
Engineering

Schedule Custom Monitor Downtimes with Datadog

A stand-alone Python script that can pull parameters from a spreadsheet file and that enables you to dynamically suppress unnecessary alerts during sp

read more
Releases

RapDev and ServiceNow Partnership: Lean into DevOps

Lean into DevOps is the newest implementation offering from RapDev, a ServiceNow Elite Partner. Check out how this enhances ServiceNow’s ITSM Pro DevO

read more
Engineering

Crafting & Visualizing Custom Metrics

Deciding your data source, the data to collect, sending the collected metrics & data into Datadog, viewing the custom metrics, with the end goal of fi

read more
DevOps

Send Test Events to ServiceNow Event Management with Postman

a few best practices to follow regarding the user account that will not only protect the instance from security risks, but also provide the ServiceNow

read more
Engineering

Datadog Agent’s Persistent Cache

The agent’s persistent caching functions functions allow the agent to read and write from a file located on the host, one that will persist agent & ho

read more
Engineering

Getting the Most Out of the Least With Datadog APM

When using template variables to make solid dashboard a bit more dynamic isn’t going to work as well, we bring in APM metrics. In the metric summary p

read more
Engineering

Streamline Complex Decisions with Decision Tables

While coming up with solutions for complex problems, I’m always coming across situations where the outcome can vary based on multiple factors and cond

read more
Engineering

Operating Datadog at Scale

Striving for greater agility, velocity, and resilience has led to many organizations advocating for and adopting the self-service approach to developm

read more
Releases

RapDev's Influx DB Integration

Self monitoring is an anti-pattern; if the platform goes down, you’ll never know! RapDev understands how critical it can be to ensure data sources lik

read more
Engineering

Build Integrations on your Integrations in ServiceNow

When building integrations with ServiceNow many companies will realize that they already have integrations built within their other services and appli

read more
DevOps

Tag-Based Service Mapping

Service Mapping allows you to keep track of the underlying technology stack of your business applications and also helps you to quickly identify any i

read more
Engineering

RapDev's Open Source Host List Generator

Although Datadog makes most information available from the browser, some items are just easier to read straight from their extensive API. This is why

read more
Releases

Box Integration for Datadog

The need for monitoring and telemetry into your applications and infrastructure is constantly growing, and organizations like Box are no exception.

read more
Engineering

The RapDev Ethos

Creative engineering is like magic. We are consultants and field experts with engineering at our core, dedicating our skills and experience to help ou

read more
Engineering

Resolving Orphaned Credentials within ServiceNow

There are few better feelings in the ServiceNow world than a freshly cloned sub production instance. All of your organization’s latest business servic

read more
Engineering

Creating compelling and strategic dashboards in Datadog

Data is how we make sense of the world around us. We draw meaning, find patterns, and make associations based on our previous experiences. However, it

read more
Engineering

First month at RapDev University

This past year, RapDev launched a program for associate positions called “RapDev University”. It’s an onboarding and training program where they help

read more
Releases

TeamsBot ChatOps

Engineers across enterprises are already working with a variety of platforms and adding one more system to their stack isn’t the most efficient use of

read more
Engineering

The Simplicity of Integrations with Flow Designer

I know what you’re thinking, “Flow Designer?! That clunky, slow UI that drives everyone insane?”, but hear me out. Lately, I’ve been building multiple

read more
DevOps

Automation Anywhere Integration with ServiceNow

Automating repeated processes is crucial for businesses that aspire to modernize their operations while saving time and money. Many automations rely o

read more
Releases

It’s a Trap! SNMP Traps as Datadog Logs

Anyone that has worked with SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol, if you haven’t) knows that it’s kind of a misnomer - there’s really not a lot ab

read more
DevOps

Wisdom with Performance Analytics

By contextualizing the data you have, you can do more with it and make informed decisions as you go about your day. The number 100 means very little w

read more
Engineering

Simplifying SLOs and SLIs

Since the release of the Google SRE Handbook, many organizations have started to implement and see the value in establishing SLOs to measure the healt

read more
Engineering

Automating VMware tasks with ServiceNow

What’s the best way to reduce the manual effort associated with the demand and free up administrators’ time? Using ServiceNow Flow Designer with VMwar

read more
Releases

RapDev Tag Validator Version 2.0

This new version of the Validator has a ton of new features such as: regex sequence usage for ignoring groups of hosts with similar names, validating

read more
Engineering

RapCache - A ServiceNow Key-Value Pair Cache

If you have been around ServiceNow for a while, you know with a large degree of confidence that ServiceNow is a Relational Database with a sexy GUI.

read more
Releases

Oracle Database Script Executions

RapDev's Oracle Database Integration provides an efficient way for Oracle Database engineers to execute their requests in ServiceNow. It helps avoid m

read more
Engineering

Visibility Simplified with RapDev's SNMP Profiles Integration

RapDev's SNMP Profiles can help manage and fill the gaps in monitoring your organization, no matter if the pieces are physical hardware or virtual app

read more
DevOps

Ansible & Servicenow - A DevOps Dream Team

IT departments are constantly looking for better ways to streamline processes and make their systems run more efficiently.

read more
Engineering

Getting Started Writing Custom Agent Checks

Integrations are pre-build code modules with the purpose of collecting data from commonly used applications. There is a wide range of applications tha

read more
Releases

Introducing the RapDev Sophos Integration

The RapDev Sophos integration brings another critical component of an IT organization’s security compliance into a single pane of glass through Datado

read more
Releases

Terraform Performance Monitoring with RapDev

Terraform continues to be the tool of choice for organizations, from start-ups to big corporations, to help manage their entire cloud lifecycle. But w

read more
DevOps

Rapid approvals with ChatOps

While ServiceNow may be a source of truth for changes, requests, and their related process, many organizations may not spend much of their time within

read more
Releases

Protect your Datadog Instances with Backup Automator

Have you had a fellow teammate or co-worker accidentally delete one of the monitors in your Datadog account? Or maybe, they wiped away half the widget

read more
Releases

ServiceNow Performance and SLA Monitoring with DataDog

Many companies have switched to PaaS and SaaS solutions in order to minimize the resources and effort expended monitoring and investing in infrastruct

read more
Releases

Tag Compliance with Tag Validator for Datadog

If you’re a user of Datadog, you know that tags are the backbone of how the product functions. Tagging enables users and administrators of the platfor

read more
Releases

Synthetic Monitoring With RapDev’s Email Performance Datadog Integration

High-performance email is crucial for remaining competitive in today’s digital-first business environment. That’s because email is the preferred

read more
Releases

SNMP Autodiscovery: RapDev’s Datadog Integration Streamlines On-Premise Monitoring

SNMP monitoring is critical for quickly and accurately tracking hardware in real-time. Get started with RapDev's SNMP integration for Datadog users to

read more
Engineering

Nutanix Infrastructure Monitoring

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions like Nutanix combine datacenter hardware with intelligent software to replace legacy hardware.

read more
Releases

Zoom Performance Monitoring and Why You Should Start Today

Modern enterprise video communication products like Zoom have become an essential part of both business and educational settings. Learn how to

read more
Engineering

Fail-Fast: DevOps and Making the Right Call

A DevOps culture needs failure. There, we said it! But know this: it should be countered by learning quickly, adapting, and implementing these learnin

read more
DevOps

ServiceNow DevOps: Boost your organisation's productivity with cloud workflow automation.

If you made it here, chances are that you already understand the catalysing nature of Cloud Workflow Automation.

read more
DevOps

DevOps Transformation: How much does adopting DevOps cost? Is it worth it?

For many individuals, it is just a hoax, probably a new name given to a different style of development practice, but for others it is gospel.

read more
Engineering

F*ck it. Ship it.

I've never written a Blog post before but I figured, why not now? I'm hoping to use this blog to write about the different concepts I’ve learned from

read more
DevOps

Development Methodology: Is moving to DevOps easy?

Moving to DevOps may seem like a mammoth task at first sight but once the benefits start reaping in, it makes the journey every bit worthwhile.

read more
Releases

Product Release: 5 New Integrations!

We’ve been waiting to launch 5 brand new tools to help you get the most out of your Datadog stack and we couldn’t have picked a better day than Dash 2

read more
Engineering

Who Broke It?

Do you remember the last time something blew up and you were in a room with other managers and directors, all awkwardly looking at each other, asking

read more
Engineering

Why Telemetry and Monitoring Are Critical for Business Leaders

Leveraging telemetry and monitoring within your organization not only offers better visibility into your operations but also has the potential to...

read more
Releases

Office365: Proactively Monitor Your Microsoft Office Suite With RapDev’s Datadog Integration

The Office365 integration by RapDev enables enterprises to monitor all of their processes and service levels related to the Microsoft cloud within...

read more
Engineering

Automated Reporting: Use RapDev’s Datadog Reporter Integration For Long-Term Infrastructure Insights

Automated monitoring tools like Datadog are transforming the way organizations manage and improve their IT infrastructure. That’s because the right...

read more
Releases

RapDev and ServiceNow Partnership: Lean into DevOps

Lean into DevOps is the newest implementation offering from RapDev, a ServiceNow Elite Partner. Check out how this enhances ServiceNow’s ITSM Pro DevO

read more
Releases

RapDev's Influx DB Integration

Self monitoring is an anti-pattern; if the platform goes down, you’ll never know! RapDev understands how critical it can be to ensure data sources lik

read more
Releases

Box Integration for Datadog

The need for monitoring and telemetry into your applications and infrastructure is constantly growing, and organizations like Box are no exception.

read more
Releases

TeamsBot ChatOps

Engineers across enterprises are already working with a variety of platforms and adding one more system to their stack isn’t the most efficient use of

read more
Releases

It’s a Trap! SNMP Traps as Datadog Logs

Anyone that has worked with SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol, if you haven’t) knows that it’s kind of a misnomer - there’s really not a lot ab

read more
Releases

RapDev Tag Validator Version 2.0

This new version of the Validator has a ton of new features such as: regex sequence usage for ignoring groups of hosts with similar names, validating

read more
Releases

Oracle Database Script Executions

RapDev's Oracle Database Integration provides an efficient way for Oracle Database engineers to execute their requests in ServiceNow. It helps avoid m

read more
Releases

Introducing the RapDev Sophos Integration

The RapDev Sophos integration brings another critical component of an IT organization’s security compliance into a single pane of glass through Datado

read more
Releases

Terraform Performance Monitoring with RapDev

Terraform continues to be the tool of choice for organizations, from start-ups to big corporations, to help manage their entire cloud lifecycle. But w

read more
Releases

Protect your Datadog Instances with Backup Automator

Have you had a fellow teammate or co-worker accidentally delete one of the monitors in your Datadog account? Or maybe, they wiped away half the widget

read more
Releases

ServiceNow Performance and SLA Monitoring with DataDog

Many companies have switched to PaaS and SaaS solutions in order to minimize the resources and effort expended monitoring and investing in infrastruct

read more
Releases

Tag Compliance with Tag Validator for Datadog

If you’re a user of Datadog, you know that tags are the backbone of how the product functions. Tagging enables users and administrators of the platfor

read more
Releases

Synthetic Monitoring With RapDev’s Email Performance Datadog Integration

High-performance email is crucial for remaining competitive in today’s digital-first business environment. That’s because email is the preferred

read more
Releases

SNMP Autodiscovery: RapDev’s Datadog Integration Streamlines On-Premise Monitoring

SNMP monitoring is critical for quickly and accurately tracking hardware in real-time. Get started with RapDev's SNMP integration for Datadog users to

read more
Releases

Zoom Performance Monitoring and Why You Should Start Today

Modern enterprise video communication products like Zoom have become an essential part of both business and educational settings. Learn how to

read more
Releases

Product Release: 5 New Integrations!

We’ve been waiting to launch 5 brand new tools to help you get the most out of your Datadog stack and we couldn’t have picked a better day than Dash 2

read more
Releases

Office365: Proactively Monitor Your Microsoft Office Suite With RapDev’s Datadog Integration

The Office365 integration by RapDev enables enterprises to monitor all of their processes and service levels related to the Microsoft cloud within...

read more
Engineering

Automating DevOps Change Deployment Windows

Flow Designer gives us a way to leverage this by automating the scheduling of a change for an appropriate time, regardless of when the change is creat

read more
Engineering

Eureka! A Discovery Blacklist: Global IP Exclusions

Non-discoverable CIs are organically maintained in the CMDB by the team that manages their lifecycle. The same teams can get ahead of Discovery failur

read more
Engineering

Schedule Custom Monitor Downtimes with Datadog

A stand-alone Python script that can pull parameters from a spreadsheet file and that enables you to dynamically suppress unnecessary alerts during sp

read more
Engineering

Crafting & Visualizing Custom Metrics

Deciding your data source, the data to collect, sending the collected metrics & data into Datadog, viewing the custom metrics, with the end goal of fi

read more
Engineering

Datadog Agent’s Persistent Cache

The agent’s persistent caching functions functions allow the agent to read and write from a file located on the host, one that will persist agent & ho

read more
Engineering

Getting the Most Out of the Least With Datadog APM

When using template variables to make solid dashboard a bit more dynamic isn’t going to work as well, we bring in APM metrics. In the metric summary p

read more
Engineering

Streamline Complex Decisions with Decision Tables

While coming up with solutions for complex problems, I’m always coming across situations where the outcome can vary based on multiple factors and cond

read more
Engineering

Operating Datadog at Scale

Striving for greater agility, velocity, and resilience has led to many organizations advocating for and adopting the self-service approach to developm

read more
Engineering

Build Integrations on your Integrations in ServiceNow

When building integrations with ServiceNow many companies will realize that they already have integrations built within their other services and appli

read more
Engineering

RapDev's Open Source Host List Generator

Although Datadog makes most information available from the browser, some items are just easier to read straight from their extensive API. This is why

read more
Engineering

The RapDev Ethos

Creative engineering is like magic. We are consultants and field experts with engineering at our core, dedicating our skills and experience to help ou

read more
Engineering

Resolving Orphaned Credentials within ServiceNow

There are few better feelings in the ServiceNow world than a freshly cloned sub production instance. All of your organization’s latest business servic

read more
Engineering

Creating compelling and strategic dashboards in Datadog

Data is how we make sense of the world around us. We draw meaning, find patterns, and make associations based on our previous experiences. However, it

read more
Engineering

First month at RapDev University

This past year, RapDev launched a program for associate positions called “RapDev University”. It’s an onboarding and training program where they help

read more
Engineering

The Simplicity of Integrations with Flow Designer

I know what you’re thinking, “Flow Designer?! That clunky, slow UI that drives everyone insane?”, but hear me out. Lately, I’ve been building multiple

read more
Engineering

Simplifying SLOs and SLIs

Since the release of the Google SRE Handbook, many organizations have started to implement and see the value in establishing SLOs to measure the healt

read more
Engineering

Automating VMware tasks with ServiceNow

What’s the best way to reduce the manual effort associated with the demand and free up administrators’ time? Using ServiceNow Flow Designer with VMwar

read more
Engineering

RapCache - A ServiceNow Key-Value Pair Cache

If you have been around ServiceNow for a while, you know with a large degree of confidence that ServiceNow is a Relational Database with a sexy GUI.

read more
Engineering

Visibility Simplified with RapDev's SNMP Profiles Integration

RapDev's SNMP Profiles can help manage and fill the gaps in monitoring your organization, no matter if the pieces are physical hardware or virtual app

read more
Engineering

Getting Started Writing Custom Agent Checks

Integrations are pre-build code modules with the purpose of collecting data from commonly used applications. There is a wide range of applications tha

read more
Engineering

Nutanix Infrastructure Monitoring

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions like Nutanix combine datacenter hardware with intelligent software to replace legacy hardware.

read more
Engineering

Fail-Fast: DevOps and Making the Right Call

A DevOps culture needs failure. There, we said it! But know this: it should be countered by learning quickly, adapting, and implementing these learnin

read more
Engineering

F*ck it. Ship it.

I've never written a Blog post before but I figured, why not now? I'm hoping to use this blog to write about the different concepts I’ve learned from

read more
Engineering

Who Broke It?

Do you remember the last time something blew up and you were in a room with other managers and directors, all awkwardly looking at each other, asking

read more
Engineering

Why Telemetry and Monitoring Are Critical for Business Leaders

Leveraging telemetry and monitoring within your organization not only offers better visibility into your operations but also has the potential to...

read more
Engineering

Automated Reporting: Use RapDev’s Datadog Reporter Integration For Long-Term Infrastructure Insights

Automated monitoring tools like Datadog are transforming the way organizations manage and improve their IT infrastructure. That’s because the right...

read more
DevOps

Automating RapDev’s Datadog Marketplace Sales Cycle

Better and faster engagement with our customers, less manual work that avoids potential human error, and much better metric tracking for various parts

read more
DevOps

Send Test Events to ServiceNow Event Management with Postman

a few best practices to follow regarding the user account that will not only protect the instance from security risks, but also provide the ServiceNow

read more
DevOps

Tag-Based Service Mapping

Service Mapping allows you to keep track of the underlying technology stack of your business applications and also helps you to quickly identify any i

read more
DevOps

Automation Anywhere Integration with ServiceNow

Automating repeated processes is crucial for businesses that aspire to modernize their operations while saving time and money. Many automations rely o

read more
DevOps

Wisdom with Performance Analytics

By contextualizing the data you have, you can do more with it and make informed decisions as you go about your day. The number 100 means very little w

read more
DevOps

Ansible & Servicenow - A DevOps Dream Team

IT departments are constantly looking for better ways to streamline processes and make their systems run more efficiently.

read more
DevOps

Rapid approvals with ChatOps

While ServiceNow may be a source of truth for changes, requests, and their related process, many organizations may not spend much of their time within

read more
DevOps

ServiceNow DevOps: Boost your organisation's productivity with cloud workflow automation.

If you made it here, chances are that you already understand the catalysing nature of Cloud Workflow Automation.

read more
DevOps

DevOps Transformation: How much does adopting DevOps cost? Is it worth it?

For many individuals, it is just a hoax, probably a new name given to a different style of development practice, but for others it is gospel.

read more
DevOps

Development Methodology: Is moving to DevOps easy?

Moving to DevOps may seem like a mammoth task at first sight but once the benefits start reaping in, it makes the journey every bit worthwhile.

read more