Fiberplane Introduces Collaborative Notebooks for DevOps
November 17, 2022
Share this

Fiberplane, a real-time collaboration notebook specifically designed for developers and DevOps teams to debug their infrastructure, announced the public beta of their real-time collaboration tool for site reliability engineers.

Fiberplane allows users to integrate data sources from their observability stack to get to the heart of problems quickly and collaboratively.

Enterprise infrastructure over the last decade has become incredibly complex to manage, leaving developers and DevOps teams to mitigate bugs with tools that were slapped together or designed for a different time. Until now, developers have been getting by with dashboards that they set up in advance and require that they know what they're looking for. But as unknown unknowns rise, this approach no longer works. Furthermore, the rise of distributed and remote teams, which has grown substantially due to the pandemic, more aggressive recruitment and retention strategies and the distributed nature of computing, requires collaboration-first tools, which we haven't traditionally seen in the SRE/DevOps space. Modern CI/CD workflow, microservices and distributed teams and systems all require a new explorative form factor for infrastructure debugging, one that works real-time and takes into account the changing nature of teams.

Fiberplane's technology is built in Rust and WebAssembly (Wasm). To resolve conflicts when multiple people are typing at the same time in a Fiberplane notebook and adding data including graphs or tables, it uses Operational Transformation, the same algorithm used by Google Docs.

Because Fiberplane is vendor agnostic, through its WASM-based plugin system, enterprises can integrate Fiberplane with their stack and query, visualize and explore their stack with real data (using logs, metrics and traces) with ease.

Fiberplane gives users the freedom to query, visualize and control any system in their infrastructure. It allows companies to coordinate their distributed teams by sharing information on its collaborative, multi-user tool. Users can leverage Fiberplane's powerful API and CLI to automate notebook creation based on specific external events, such as monitoring alerts. Instead of individuals working with distributed information, Fiberplane enables organizations to capture best practices, create a system of record, and build actionable documentation as a team.

"Developers can finally easily collaborate with others in real-time and with full visibility of their data," said Micha Hernandez van Leuffen, founder and CEO at Fiberplane. "Whether it's editing a sophisticated notebook simultaneously, tagging others or sharing documentation with other functions, Fiberplane has the 'look and feel of a notebook' that engineers feel comfortable using."

Share this

The Latest

December 01, 2022

You could argue that, until the pandemic, and the resulting shift to hybrid working, delivering flawless customer experiences and improving employee productivity were mutually exclusive activities. Evidence from Catchpoint's recently published Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) industry report suggests this is changing ...

November 30, 2022

There are many issues that can contribute to developer dissatisfaction on the job — inadequate pay and work-life imbalance, for example. But increasingly there's also a troubling and growing sense of lacking ownership and feeling out of control ... One key way to increase job satisfaction is to ameliorate this sense of ownership and control whenever possible, and approaches to observability offer several ways to do this ...

November 29, 2022

The need for real-time, reliable data is increasing, and that data is a necessity to remain competitive in today's business landscape. At the same time, observability has become even more critical with the complexity of a hybrid multi-cloud environment. To add to the challenges and complexity, the term "observability" has not been clearly defined ...

November 28, 2022

Many have assumed that the mainframe is a dying entity, but instead, a mainframe renaissance is underway. Despite this notion, we are ushering in a future of more strategic investments, increased capacity, and leading innovations ...

November 22, 2022

Most (85%) consumers shop online or via a mobile app, with 59% using these digital channels as their primary holiday shopping channel, according to the Black Friday Consumer Report from Perforce Software. As brands head into a highly profitable time of year, starting with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's imperative development teams prepare for peak traffic, optimal channel performance, and seamless user experiences to retain and attract shoppers ...

November 21, 2022

From staffing issues to ineffective cloud strategies, NetOps teams are looking at how to streamline processes, consolidate tools, and improve network monitoring. What are some best practices that can help achieve this? Let's dive into five ...

November 18, 2022

On November 1, Taylor Swift announced the Eras Tour ... the whole world is now standing in the same virtual queue, and even the most durable cloud architecture can't handle this level of deluge ...

November 17, 2022

OpenTelemetry, a collaborative open source observability project, has introduced a new network protocol that addresses the infrastructure management headache, coupled with collector configuration options to filter and reduce data volume ...

November 16, 2022

A unified view of digital infrastructure is essential for IT teams that must improve the digital user experience while boosting overall organizational productivity, according to a survey of IT managers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from Riverbed and market research firm IDC ...

November 15, 2022

Building the visibility infrastructure to make cloud networks observable is a complex technical challenge. But with careful planning and a few strategic decisions, it's possible to appropriately design, set up and manage visibility solutions for the cloud ...