Today’s update brings a slew of enhancements that we have been developing. To continue growing towards our vision, we decided to refactor some of Status.io’s core functionality. You will notice that components can now be associated with multiple-containers and status updates are now separated by incidents and planned maintenance. These changes were a large hurdle that we had to overcome before continuing to add new features.
All existing status pages have been automatically upgraded to take advantage of these new enhancements.
Support for multitenancy architecture has been baked into Status.io since day one using what we call containers. Containers are used to represent a single geographic location and/or data center. There were limitations originally since each component could only be linked to a single container. To get around this, we created duplicate components. As of today you can consolidate for components and remove those duplicates.
Modify your existing components and select all of the appropriate containers.
Schedule maintenance activities in advance. Your users will be able to see all upcoming events. When you’re ready, start your maintenance and it will be displayed prominently on your status page.
Create a new incident to post the initial status update during an outage or other system failure. Further updates will be linked to the original incident. You can even create multiple incidents at the same time and your users will be able to see which updates belong to each incident.
- Metrics thresholds – Control the min and max values for each metric graph on your status page.
- Theme-able status bar – Change the default color of the status bar using our theme designer.
- Fine tuned Pingdom automation – Pingdom alerts now trigger specific containers within each component.
- And a few more surprises…
We launched our prototype at the end of July 2013 and have spent the past 6 months hacking on our product to deliver a solid platform for hosting your status page. Tons of great features are right around the corner, we deploy almost every day!