PagerDuty

PagerDuty

Incident Management & Operations Performance Software

4.5/5 (50 reviews)

PagerDuty Overview

PagerDuty is a cloud software that connects people, systems and data into a single view - creating visibility and actionable intelligence across their operations. PagerDuty's SaaS alerting and incident tracking system helps IT operations and DevOps engineers resolve critical errors in their IT systems as quickly as possible.

PagerDuty integrates with all IT infrastructure monitoring tools such as Splunk, New Relic, Nagios, Zenoss and others, and handles the people part of the equation: alerting (via phone, SMS, email), on-call scheduling for teams, and automatic escalation of critical issues. Trusted by Fortune 500 companies and startups alike, PagerDuty customers include Microsoft, National Instruments, Electronic Arts, Adobe, Rackspace, Etsy, Square and Github.

Pricing

Starting from
US$10.00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

PagerDuty Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
96% positive reviews
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Michael H.

Pager Duty - Proof you get what you pay for

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 10/10/2018
Review Source: Capterra

We immediately handled the overflow of noise from Nagios, AppDynamics, Dotcom-Monitor, SCOM(from our dc provider) and were able to drop a cellular device using the centralized phone contact with Pager-Duty. We also were able to put our on-call schedule into PagerDuty to realize immediately who was on-call for what product, in what region. There was a very immediate value add realized from even just trialing PagerDuty.

Pros

I tried a competitor's product which was a free notification manager up to 11 people. It took me 3 days to get anywhere with a basic task of integrating 3 of our noisiest alerts. Then I tried the PagerDuty trial and got 2 of our noisiest alerts built out in 1 day. I added 3 more over the next 2 days to go well over the targeted mark. Coworkers were excited to help put time and effort into the system as opposed to the free tool which I couldn't seem to get any traction with. The alerts were immediately available, they were easy to get posting to my cell phone, and adding additional users was a cinch. The tool unfolds and becomes more useful the more time you put into it where some tools you struggle to get right and then you're afraid to make changes.

Cons

The UI is a bit quirky in the scheduler which is a pretty important view if you have a rotating on-call shift you're trying to tie down. There was a lot of "can't delete before you delete elsewhere" scenarios where there could have been a "will also delete these elsewhere, are you sure?" scenarios. What you gain in ease of use and stability in the mobile platform you lose in overall functionality, it is simple almost to a fault and while it seems silly there's no skinning of the mobile app to better suit your personality in a hyper-customized world. I'll know shortly if they're willing to go longer but they seem to be sticklers for the exact trial length + only a little. Corporations interested in putting in a full month long or longer trial that may need that amount of time to show value, create a SOW, and have a PO issued may be stuck in limbo for a few weeks.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Jo B.

From 10,000 emails to one actionable alert: PagerDuty

Reviewed on 30/4/2015
Review Source: GetApp

I started trialling PagerDuty and other alert aggregation services after accidentally sending myself 10,000 emails. One thing PagerDuty does and does well, is cut through the noise, and helps you focus on the actionable issues. With integration with almost every alerting tool out there, including basic email - integrating a PagerDuty alert into your application or service is far too easy. The pricing is reasonable, and the phone and SMS alerting options work well, even in New Zealand. The PagerDuty app itself makes being on call so much easier, with simple acknowledgement and resolution actions, next to escalation and incident collaboration features. Having user controlled customisation, you can setup the alerting to suit your connectivity and support your sleep. After 6 years on call for a critical NZ wide system, I can say PagerDuty is refreshing change to the game. Don't hate the pager...

Pros

Simple setup and easy first alert.
Comprehensive incident management, reporting and analytics to focus on what matters.
Highly configurable alerting that is controllable by the recipient themselves.
Easy escalation, resolution and communication features in mobile application and via the web.
Well supported SMS and Phone alerting and incident management - Internationally
Quick and easy support for the product - from a great PagerDuty team.
Less noise, more actionable alerts with comprehensive de-duplication and alert filtering options.

Cons

PagerDuty is unforgiving of poorly written interfaces generating errors and despite ignoring ones' phone while in meetings, the alert will get to you, no matter what you are doing!
While I love the 'PagerDuty' alerting and am amused by the 'Engineer Laughing' alert sound - having more options for custom, per incident, alert notification sounds in the Mobile app would be great.

Narinder S.

Pagerduty is Life Safer for DBA

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 8/8/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Overall We are happy with this product from first day as it ease lot of manual intervention for any failure or critical alert which help us to maintain our SLA

Pros

Pagerduty is one of the premium product that provides the best oncall features for any organization which is looking less manual ways to manage the escalation, Pagerduty provides web interface along with Mobile app and integration with lot of API's (e.g Slack) which makes this product very useful for Infrastructure,DBA and Help Desk teams.

Cons

So far i don't see any noticeable short coming which need to be explored ,i have they will add more features in their mobile app along with little bit more stability as sometime their mobile app crashes on Andriod.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Antoine V.

Great functionality and features, Robotic interface/calling/messaging

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 7/1/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Pagerduty was a great way for us to get started creating an alert system because it's easy of use and integrates. It works well and has little to no downtime and provides a ton of features and is really reliable. However, the UI is not intuitive and pretty and the alert system is robotic making it not "fun" to use. It is pricey overall if you don't intend to use all of its features.

Pros

The thing I like most about Pagerduty is how easy it is to set-up, get working, and consistently be reliable to send alerts at proper times. These things made it easy for us to integrate into our software using their API.

Cons

It is a bit pricey, especially if you don't plan on using all of the functionality and features that PagerDuty. For us, PagerDuty was overkill for the kind of alert/messaging system we were looking for so we were paying extra for these features we weren't using. Secondly, the alert/messaging system feels pretty robotic and is not very customizable. It feels like Pagerduty was built for engineers thought it could be used in other sectors.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

6.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Simple, but powerful...

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 5/10/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Our experience has been good, but it all depends on your implementation. If you don't plan your implementation and set your rules properly, you're going to have a bad time. Read through the implementation guides and best practices before you pull the trigger on making this product live.

Pros

PagerDuty makes it so easy to set up your paging rules and schedules as well as integrate it with your monitoring solution. We use it with What's Up Gold and it does a wonderful job of making sure that the right people are informed of an outage.

Cons

Sometimes if there are multiple alerts in a short amount of time, you can get overwhelmed with notifications and phone calls. I've been in the situation before where when being paged multiple times at once, I couldn't actually acknowledge the pages because my phone kept getting called over and over again for different alerts.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

PagerDuty Pricing

Starting from
US$10.00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Starter: $10/month billed monthly or $10/month billed annually for up to 6 users
Platform: $35 per user/month billed monthly or $29 per user/month billed annually
Platform business: $47 per user/month billed monthly or $39 per user/month billed annually
Enterprise: $119 per user/month billed monthly or $99 per user/month billed annually

PagerDuty Features

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Application Integration
  • Auditing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customisable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • SSL Security

Additional information for PagerDuty

Key features of PagerDuty

  • 200+ native integrations
  • API availability
  • Activity monitoring
  • Alert supression
  • Alerts / escalation
  • Auto-escalation
  • Auto-responders
  • Automatic alert grouping
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic on-call shift reminders
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Centrally manage incidents
  • Connect with any system
  • Custom event transformer
  • Custom incident actions
  • Effective alerting
  • Email integration
  • Email, SMS & push notifications
  • Escalation management
  • Escalation policies
  • Incident management
  • Intelligent alert correlation
  • International reach
  • Issue management
  • Issue tracking
  • Live call routing
  • Microsoft Outlook sync
  • Mobile alerts
  • Mobile incident management
  • Monitoring
  • Monitoring aggregation
  • On-call management
  • On-call scheduling
  • Performance reporting
  • Permission management
  • Postmortems
  • Priority-based triage
  • Real time notifications
  • Real time reporting
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Response automation
  • Role-based access-controls
  • Routing automation
  • Self service portal
  • Server health & performance reports
  • Single sign on
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Workflow automation

Benefits

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, Icinga, Keynote, New Relic, Pingdom, Cloudkick, Circonus, Splunk, Zenoss, Monit, Munin, SolarWinds and many others. If it can send email, it works 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 worldwide.

PagerDuty FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for PagerDuty.

Q. What type of pricing plans does PagerDuty offer?

PagerDuty offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$10.00/month

Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Starter: $10/month billed monthly or $10/month billed annually for up to 6 users
Platform: $35 per user/month billed monthly or $29 per user/month billed annually
Platform business: $47 per user/month billed monthly or $39 per user/month billed annually
Enterprise: $119 per user/month billed monthly or $99 per user/month billed annually

Q. What are the main features of PagerDuty?

PagerDuty offers the following features:

  • 200+ native integrations
  • API availability
  • Activity monitoring
  • Alert supression
  • Alerts / escalation
  • Auto-escalation
  • Auto-responders
  • Automatic alert grouping
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic on-call shift reminders
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Centrally manage incidents
  • Connect with any system
  • Custom event transformer
  • Custom incident actions
  • Effective alerting
  • Email integration
  • Email, SMS & push notifications
  • Escalation management
  • Escalation policies
  • Incident management
  • Intelligent alert correlation
  • International reach
  • Issue management
  • Issue tracking
  • Live call routing
  • Microsoft Outlook sync
  • Mobile alerts
  • Mobile incident management
  • Monitoring
  • Monitoring aggregation
  • On-call management
  • On-call scheduling
  • Performance reporting
  • Permission management
  • Postmortems
  • Priority-based triage
  • Real time notifications
  • Real time reporting
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Response automation
  • Role-based access-controls
  • Routing automation
  • Self service portal
  • Server health & performance reports
  • Single sign on
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Workflow automation

Q. Who are the typical users of PagerDuty?

PagerDuty has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does PagerDuty support?

PagerDuty supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does PagerDuty offer?

PagerDuty has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Subscription

Q. Does PagerDuty support mobile devices?

PagerDuty supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does PagerDuty integrate with?

PagerDuty integrates with the following applications:

Bitium, CA Flowdock, Circonus, CloudMonix, Datadog, Glip, LogicMonitor, Pulseway, Slack, Zendesk

Q. What level of support does PagerDuty offer?

PagerDuty offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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