Blue Matador, Inc. Announces Public Availability of AI-Powered DevOps Monitoring Platform in Free 30-Day Beta

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – 20 Jun, 2017 – Blue Matador Inc., a DevOps software startup based in Herriman, Utah, today announced the launch of the free public beta of its industry-first AI-powered DevOps monitoring platform, also called Blue Matador. Running for 30 days and accepting sign ups through June 30, the Blue Matador beta brings together centralized log management in Lumberjack and system vitals monitoring in Watchdog as a cohesive platform that shares a common system agent.

Lumberjack: Centralized Log Management 2.0

Every company that operates at least one server or application — from Fortune 100 powerhouses to lean, garage-based startups — needs monitoring software to ensure their customers receive high uptime, often referred to as the elusive “five 9s of availability,” or 99.999 percent reliability. According to research conducted by Gartner, downtime costs organizations up to $5,600 per minute,1 a distressing call for businesses and customers alike.

Lumberjack is the AI-powered centralized log management tool answering that call by proactively warning DevOps teams of impending server and app issues through its predictive alerting system, helping improve site availability and overall customer satisfaction to achieve near-100 percent SLA ability. Lumberjack does this as it cuts through server and application logs with its auto-discovery feature that parses all log formats and presents them in easily scannable dashboards and explorers. With predictive alerts powered by artificial intelligence, Lumberjack notifies DevOps personnel of impending downtime up to 15 minutes faster than competing log analytics tools. 

“Lumberjack’s alerts are auto-generated from AI, so your team will receive notifications for server problems you didn’t even know about but which were problems nonetheless,” said Matthew Barlocker, Blue Matador founder and CEO.

Pricing is based on three factors: data ingest, search availability, and archive retention for compliance purposes.

“Lumberjack is affordable for every organization, from small businesses with less than a dozen servers, to large enterprises with arrays of monolithic or mixed server architectures,” Barlocker said. “Aside from these factors, Lumberjack’s pricing includes unlimited user seats, no feature limitations, free software upgrades forever, and on-call customer support.”

A straightforward bill calculator is available at

Watchdog: Free-Forever System Vitals Monitoring

Watchdog is the predictive system-level vitals monitor that notifies site reliability engineers and additional IT staff with Essential Alerts™, proactively alerting them on hardware issues they need to know about to improve uptime.

“With Watchdog on your team, you won’t have to worry about the basic health metrics of your servers, such as running out of disk space, swap space, or memory,” Barlocker said. “The best part is that there’s no configuration to get these alerts. All you have to do is install the agent and you’re covered.”

Watchdog is free for a special purpose: Blue Matador’s founders spent years doing on-call DevOps monitoring, day and night.

“Because we get the frustration of constant, on-call firefighting, always balancing the need to fix production, add more monitoring, and do more of the ‘real’ DevOps work,” said Barlocker, “we’re making Watchdog available for free forever.”

Organizations can install and use Watchdog for free now by visiting and downloading the common Blue Matador platform agent, available for Linux, Mac, and Windows servers.

Introducing the Blue Matador Platform

Blue Matador is a tightly integrated platform of monitoring products that work together and share a common system agent, reducing the complexity of DevOps monitoring processes for teams. Lumberjack and Watchdog both run on Blue Matador’s smart agent, the shared system daemon that runs all of Blue Matador’s monitoring products.

Written in Google’s Go programming language (often styled as “golang”), the Blue Matador smart agent boasts an impressive 2 percent or less of CPU overhead, 20mb or less of system memory usage, and 90 percent network gzip compression. All of this means Blue Matador’s monitoring products have almost zero impact on server performance and yet tremendous impact on uptime availability.

“Users can expect one- to fifteen-minutes faster mean time to resolution (MTTR), a single login for all their DevOps monitoring needs, and a single, low-overhead agent to handle all the monitoring,” Barlocker said. “And Blue Matador’s platform is free to try, with no credit card required to create an account and install the common platform agent or the Watchdog system vitals monitoring tool, making a proof of concept (POC) of Blue Matador easy for your team.”

About Blue Matador, Inc.

Blue Matador, Inc. is a fast-growing, Utah-based software company, backed by Kickstart Seed Fund and Epic Ventures. Founded in June 2016 by Matthew Barlocker and Mark Siebert, formerly of Lucid Software, Blue Matador exists to provide DevOps teams a single monitoring platform that increases site uptime and improves end-user satisfaction. Lumberjack, a centralized log management tool, and Watchdog, a free system vitals monitor, comprise the Blue Matador platform, which shares a common system agent for Linux, Mac, and Windows servers and applications. Additional disruptive DevOps monitoring tools in the Blue Matador suite will follow.

For more information about Blue Matador, Inc., visit

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