PagerDuty

Who Uses PagerDuty?

Engineering teams, Support Teams, System Administrators, NOC teams at any scale -- from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

What Is PagerDuty?

PagerDuty is an agile incident management solution that integrates with ITOps and DevOps monitoring stacks to improve operational reliability and agility. From enriching and aggregating events to correlating them into actionable alerts, PagerDuty streamlines the incident management lifecycle by reducing noise and resolution times. PagerDuty offers hundreds of native integrations with operations tools, as well as automated scheduling, advanced reporting, and guaranteed reliability.

PagerDuty Details

PagerDuty

http://www.pagerduty.com/

Founded 2006

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Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

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PagerDuty pricing overview

PagerDuty does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.


Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

PagerDuty Features

  • Audit Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Inventory Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Requisition Management
  • Supplier Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Capacity Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • License Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Patch Management
  • Remote Access/Control

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  • Asset Tracking
  • Availability Management
  • Change Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Incident Management
  • Problem Management
  • Project Management
  • Release & Deployment Management
  • Self Service Portal

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  • Audit Trail
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Disaster Recovery
  • IT Incident Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Investigation Management
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Safety Incident Management
  • Task Management

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  • Archiving
  • Audit Trails
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Consolidation
  • Data Visualization
  • Event Logs
  • Network Logs
  • Remediation
  • Syslogs
  • Thresholds
  • Web Logs

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  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Baseline Manager
  • Dashboard
  • IP Address Monitoring
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • Network Diagnosis
  • Network Resource Management
  • SLA Monitoring
  • Server Monitoring
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Web Traffic Reporting

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  • CPU Monitoring
  • Credential Management
  • Email Monitoring
  • Event Logs
  • Patch Management
  • Scheduling
  • Server Monitoring
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring

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  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Availability Testing
  • Event Logs
  • FTP Monitoring
  • Mail Server Monitoring
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Performance Metrics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Uptime Reporting

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PagerDuty Reviews

Showing 5 of 175 reviews

Overall
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Service
4.4/5
Features
4.4/5
Value for Money
4.3/5
Corey F.
Manager, Incident Management
Information Technology & Services, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/11/2019

"Bye Bye to old school on-call practices"

Comments: Issues that use to "fall through the cracks" or receive no attention/acknowledgement at all have been almost eliminated totally. The time for a technical resource to be alerted to an incident and acknowledge it has gone from 15-25-35-45mins to 5 minutes or less. Teams are now proactively alerted to issues that may turn into something big before the customer notices any impact.

Pros: PagerDuty is incredibly easy to setup and use. Creating new teams, on-call schedules, and escalation policies can be done in a matter of minutes. You can go from manually looking up people via a google calendar or an excel sheet, to engaging an on-call resource in 2 minutes or less from the great app while you are on the beach. The integration with Slack is great, no other way to say it. Very useful for incident notifications for those teams that rely heavily on Slack.

Cons: The reporting functionality of PagerDuty needs some further enhancements. Obtaining certain data such as "what users are using which contact methods" for example still needs to be provided by contacting their Support team. The filtering of the Visibility console needs work and is currently limited to "All Teams" or a single team.

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  • Reviewed on 13/11/2019
Kenneth D.
Devops Engineer
Financial Services, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/11/2019

"PagerDuty : A solution to almost every problem you didn't know you had yet"

Comments: The software just works. We have had almost thirty thousand alerts flow through PagerDuty since we first started using it. The software completely replaced a rather broken SMS / Email alert chain overnight and has been by far the most valuable product we have purchased for keeping our system uptime levels where they need to be. Lastly a personal experience which I will always cherish. It's a snowy winter day and you're on call, but you needed paperless, and cat food, and pedlyte and diapers and other bits, so you took your 2 year old to a big box store. You're all the way at the back of the store and your phone goes off with "Something's broken... Something's Broken... It's your Fault! ... It's your Fault!..." In the box store, with a full cart and a toddler. Next thing you know... you're flying through the box store to the front, diapers falling out of the cart, sippy cup lost, toys missing, and toddler singing along with your phone since he now knows the words quite well. Get to the front, abandon the cart, the two children's voices still going full tilt, and get out to the parking lot just in the nick of time to production by ninja resizing a set of boxes as they are almost to the point of falling all over themselves. No one noticed. Thanks to PagerDuty. And now I'm *still* known as "The Something's Broken" dude by the managers of that store. They sing it to me every time I'm there 2 years later.

Pros: Integration with CloudWatch, webhooks, Jira is outstanding, functional, and reliable. The application has gotten better over the years I have used it. Handles real issues in real time with everything you need Allows on-call individuals to customize their notification scheme to fit their life. Having full control over when, where and how you are "dinged" is just awesome.

Cons: It's a little expensive per user if you need simple API things. The rule set for routing isn't as good as VictorOps for the same price point. PagerDuty is missing a "default route" option like VictorOps has. This is minor, because it's rather trivial to setup an extra account and use that "extra dummy account" as the "Default". I'm counting this as a "con" since we have had to do this for every single deployment of PagerDuty I've worked on where we wish to have alerts go to a team, but not actually notify anyone. Lastly, business-hours-only alerting is a little weak. (Maybe it has gotten better.) Every implementation I've found, we need to have some sort of queued' alerts which we don't want to wake us up in the middle of the night but we want to or need to know about next business day situation we have had to work hard to implement in PagerDuty.

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  • Reviewed on 07/11/2019
M. serhat D.
Senior Software Engineer
E-Learning, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/04/2020

"On-call software with rich features"

Comments: I have been using PagerDuty for 1 year now, and I'm with the product so far. The only negative thing about the PagerDuty is the big latency during the incidents.

Pros: PagerDuty does the job. It's gonna wake you up in the middle of the night, no matter what. The number of ways they are providing for acknowledging an incident is great. You can get a call, an SMS message, a push notification on the browser, or a mobile notification for an incident.

Cons: PagerDuty has some latency when it comes to acknowledging incidents. After acknowledging an incident by using the mobile app, getting an additional phone call about the incident is a little bit annoying.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/04/2020
Derek O.
Incident, Problem and Service Level Manager
Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/11/2019

"Great solution for on-call and incident management for any organisation!"

Comments: We have implemented PagerDuty across our SRE and Support organizations and are beginning to roll it out to our engineering teams. This is providing us rapid Incident response and rapid engagement of teams to assist during incidents, no matter what time of day it is or where the teams are geographically located.

Pros: PagerDuty very easy to configure and use, I've given access to team leads with no instructions and they've been up and running that day.

Cons: It'd be great if PagerDuty could integrate with all versions of Jira natively without a 3rd party plugin.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/11/2019
Pankaj R.
Engineer
Online Media, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/11/2019

"Great product, helps us a lot"

Comments: As much as i hate to see a call from pagerduty, i know its doing its job. Its served the purpose well, its rare that we have to login and change settings since you can ack and resolve from phone, or slack.
You could add snooze option to the slackbot, that would be awesome!

Pros: - The flow of events, mainly. How it goes from Triggered, to ACK, to resolved with snooze options, it feels natural.
- Notification flow: How I can set up to notify my phone, wait two minutes before texting me, and wait five minutes before calling me.
- Slack integration

Cons: - Configuration can use some redesign. Its hard to find some settings sometimes. I told a coworker about updating notifications, and it took them a while to figure out where they can do that.
- Some important features are hidden behind a higher tier plan, eg: analytics.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/11/2019