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Incident management with powerful visibility, reliable alerting, and improved collaboration

What is PagerDuty?

PagerDuty is an alarm aggregation and dispatching service for system administrators and support teams. It collects alerts from your monitoring tools, gives you an overall view of all of your monitoring alarms, and alerts an on duty engineer if there's a problem.
PagerDuty is a tool in the Monitoring Aggregation category of a tech stack.

Who uses PagerDuty?

Companies
390 companies reportedly use PagerDuty in their tech stacks, including Slack, Stripe, and GitHub.

Developers
382 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PagerDuty.

PagerDuty Integrations

Slack, Postman, Jira, New Relic, and Microsoft Azure are some of the popular tools that integrate with PagerDuty. Here's a list of all 139 tools that integrate with PagerDuty.
Public Decisions about PagerDuty

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PagerDuty in their tech stack.

Michael Aldridge
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I'm currently on PagerDuty, but I'm about to add enough users to go out of the starter tier, which will dramatically increase my license cost. PagerDuty is, in my experience, quite clunky, and I'm looking for alternatives. Squadcast is one I've found, and another is xMatters. Between the three, I'm currently leaning towards xMatters, but I'd like to know what people suggest.

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PagerDuty's Features

  • Alerting that works (and wakes you up)- When your systems go down, PagerDuty will wake you up. You choose how you want to be alerted - via phone, SMS or email, to multiple numbers, with retries.
  • Integrate all your existing monitoring tools- PagerDuty works great with almost all monitoring tools including: Nagios (and Icinga), Keynote, New Relic, Pingdom, Circonus, Red Gate SQL Monitor, Server Density, Zenoss, Monit, Munin, SolarWinds and many others. If it can send email, it will work with PagerDuty.
  • Native apps with push notifications- iOS and Android native apps with push notifications and a cross-platform mobile website ensure you can respond to alerts wherever you are, even on the go.
  • On-call duty scheduling- Easily set up schedules to fairly share on-call duty responsibilities with your team.
  • Automatic escalation of alerts- If you're paged but don't respond in time, the alert is auto-escalated to a team member. Ensures nothing slips through the cracks - ever.
  • Reliable, distributed architecture- PagerDuty's infrastructure is fully replicated in multiple data centers, with fast failover when problems occur.
  • Works internationally (Yes, really!)- Phone alerts can be delivered to over 170 countries and territories
  • SMS alerts are available virtually world-wide. (Is my country included?)

PagerDuty Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PagerDuty?
OpsGenie
OpsGenie is a cloud-based service for dev & ops teams, providing reliable alerts, on-call schedule management, and escalations. OpsGenie integrates with monitoring tools & services and ensures that the right people are at the right time.
VictorOps
VictorOps is a real-time incident management platform that combines the power of people and data to embolden DevOps teams so they can handle incidents as they occur and prepare for the next one.
New Relic
New Relic is the all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code.
Datadog
Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog!
Bigpanda
Bigpanda helps you manage and respond to ops incidents faster. All your alerts: organized, assignable, trackable, snoozeable, and updated in real-time.
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PagerDuty's Followers
535 developers follow PagerDuty to keep up with related blogs and decisions.