SolarWinds Alert Central open for beta

I got to see some of the SolarWinds Alert Central product in action last week… if I didn’t have three swamped weekends in a row I’d be setting up their new (and first fully featured free) product  now, but for now I’ll just say that it’s worth a look, especially if (like me) you’ve struggled with managing oncall/escalation for an alerting system, or just want to see a little stuffed lion on a video. 

I do intend to set it up and see how it works in my mindset, so if you’ve used it or plan to, feel free to chime in with your observations or wishes. 

#disclaimer: I do run a risk of winning a prize for mentioning this. But I was not paid for this posting, and if I didn’t think it was cool I wouldn’t mention it.