Last November, Grafana Labs launched OnCall, an on-call management tool for DevOps and site reliability engineering (SRE) teams, as part of its fully managed Grafana Cloud service. Today, the company announced that it is open sourcing this tool, which should make it easier for companies in regulated industries that can’t use the Grafana Cloud to use it as well. It’s worth noting that OnCall is also part of the free Grafana Cloud offering.
“We wanted to make OnCall open source as soon as we felt it was ready for users to run it themselves easily and reliably,” said project co-creator and Grafana Labs Senior Engineering Manager Matvey Kukuy. “We feel it’s ready now.”
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To build OnCall, Grafana Labs last year acquired Kukuv’s startup Amixr, which he founded together with Ildar Iskhakov in 2018. The idea here is to give teams a single tool that can manage alerts from Grafana, Prometheus