Rollbacks for a more powerful MTTR and change failure rate

As of today Sleuth knows when your team performs a code rollback! Just register a deploy with a revision that was previously deployed and Sleuth will jump into action!

When a code rollback is detected Sleuth creates a Rollback deploy that links to the deploys that were rolled back. Sleuth tags the rolled back deploys so you can easily search for them and changes their status to "Rolled back".

Sleuth is already the most accurate and flexible way to track your team's Accelerate metrics. With the addition of rollbacks your MTTR and change failure calculations have become even more powerful. Rollbacks count toward your teams MTTR and change failure rate.

Start tracking your teams rollbacks today!

Use Sleuth with any public or private Git repository

Sleuth can now track deployments and metrics for any git repository, including those behind a firewall. Instead of connecting to your GitHub or Bitbucket repositories and retrieving information, there is now a "Custom Git" repository type option that lets you use a CLI tool, sleuth-client, to push commit information into Sleuth, giving you full control over what source code information Sleuth sees.

To use it, select the option into the drop down:

After the code deployment source is created, use the  sleuth-client to register deploys:

For more information, see the documentation

CI/CD integrations to build your perfect deployment workflow

Sleuth is your single pane of glass for deploys. CI/CD builds are your DevOps workhorse, used for testing and deploying your changes, and are now automatically visible for every deploy. We've added integrations for our most requested providers in Jenkins, Github Actions, CircleCi and Bitbucket pipelines. More CI/CD integrations are on the way, just reach out if you don't see your provider on our list.

Once enabled, the integration will automatically associate any builds that include a code deploy's git commit hash. Sleuth surfaces the build, its status and quick links to your providers build display.

The integration also allows Sleuth to trigger your existing builds via our Sleuth Actions. Use Sleuth to setup your perfect deployment workflow. Your team can use Sleuth's deployment verification to trigger promotion between environments or auto-trigger rollbacks. With build triggers you can setup Slack based approvals to drive your change failure rate to zero.

Link your CI/CD builds today!

Keep your change failure rate low with Slack based approvals

For teams with pre-production environments a great way to keep your change failure rate low is to pause and require developer approval before promoting changes to production. Sleuth has your team covered with the introduction of Slack based deployment approvals.

Sleuth approvals live where your teams work, in Slack. Authors of change are mentioned and votes are updated in the Slack message and within Sleuth. Approvals link to our powerful Slack team deploy notifications so you have all the context you need, right in Slack.

Approvals are super flexible and can be adjusted to meet your team's needs. Specify a soak time and we'll only prompt for an approval once met. Have Sleuth enforce a minimum number of approvers and whether those need to be the authors involved in the change or just anyone on your team. 

The actions Sleuth takes on a successful approval are flexible as well. We have built in actions for triggering builds with Github Actions, Bitbucket pipelines and CircleCI. However, it doesn't stop there, you can trigger any supported actions after approval.

Drive your change failure rate to zero with Slack based approvals today!

Get a 50-Foot view with your Organization dashboard

Sleuth's project dashboard is where you go to quickly and safely deploy new changes. However, sometimes you want a higher-level view across all your Organization's projects. Sleuth's new organization dashboard is here to help!  

Your organization dashboard gives you a quick overview of the default environment for each of your projects so you can:

  • Compare and contrast your project's Accelerate metrics
  • See the overall health of your organization's deploys 
  • Get a snapshot view into exactly what's been changing across your projects

Your organization dashboard can be accessed via the options in the top right Organization switcher by choosing the "Organization dashboard" link from the menu.

Drill in to discover the why behind your trends

Hot on the heals of Sleuth search we had added many quick and contextual ways to find the exact deploy you are looking for from the Sleuth UI. Click and drag on any Sleuth trend graphs to see the deploys behind the trend.

We've also linked many of the elements you see in the Sleuth UI such as; deploy tags, authors and size such that they will take you to the Sleuth search with pre-filled filters for the attribute you clicked and its associated context.

Insights and trends are now just a click away!

Sleuth search makes you a super sleuth!

No good sleuth should be without an amazing magnifying glass. Sleuth's new search is now the most powerful tool in your kit, allowing you to instantly find the cause of any bad deploys.

Search allows you to quickly drop in a commit hash, issue key, tag and much more to find when a deploy rolled out to all your environments. Combine filters to slice and dice your way to the answer you're looking for.

We've included a new list view of your deploys so you can dig into your changes, hunting for that elusive root cause, without distraction.

See what you can discover with search today!

Impact tracking - 200% more accurate, drive MTTD to zero

Sleuth connects to your error trackers and cloud-based metrics trackers to auto-verify the health of your deploys so your team can drive MTTD (mean time to detection) to zero!

Today, with the grounds up rewrite of our anomaly detection algorithm, our Impact tracking is now 200% more accurate. 

Our new Impact graphs allow you to quickly see how deploys affect your metrics and see how Sleuth has determined their health.

We've also added the ability to manually specify your healthy threshold for those teams with amazing house-keeping, where your impact measures never really reach anomalous levels . So if you want to measure your database CPU, but really only care if it goes over 50%, you can tell Sleuth and we'll only alert you once it's breached that threshold.

These changes, coupled with our recent support for AWS CloudWatch,  NewRelic and Custom impact sources, means there's nothing stoping your team from driving your MTTD to zero with Sleuth today!

Track your Accelerate metrics with ease

One of the most popular topic's to come from the Accelerate DevOps book is the “four measures of software delivery performance”, sometimes called “Accelerate metrics” or the DORA metrics.

The metrics; deployment frequency, change lead time, change failure rate and mean time to recovery (MTTR) are indicators of a DevOps teams health and its ability to quickly and safely deploy changes.

But how can your team track these metics? Your Sleuth project dashboard does all the heavy lifting for you. 

Because Sleuth knows when you deploy and verifies your deploy health we can automatically generate a high-fidelity view into your Accelerate metrics. Once you know your baseline let Sleuth provide the tools you need to improve!

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