How to monitor cloud vendors with Notion and IsDown

Published at May 1, 2023.
How to monitor cloud vendors with Notion and IsDown

In our modern business environment, it's important to stay updated on the status of the cloud services we use daily. Many companies depend on multiple cloud platforms for different aspects of their work, and having a single place to monitor them all can make a big difference. Notion, a popular all-in-one workspace tool, can help improve team communication, while IsDown makes it easy to track cloud vendors' status pages. In this blog post, we'll discuss how you can use these tools together to create an efficient and informed workplace.

Notion: A One-Stop Solution for Team Collaboration

Notion has become a go-to solution for teams looking to streamline communication and collaboration. It's an all-in-one workspace that allows you to create, share, and manage everything from notes and documents to databases and project boards. This versatility makes it an excellent tool for organizing team resources, tracking project progress, and creating a shared knowledge base.

Companies of all sizes have adopted Notion to boost communication between employees. It helps to centralize information, reducing the need for endless email threads or searching through multiple platforms to find relevant details. By having everything in one place, teams can save time, work more efficiently, and ensure everyone stays informed.

IsDown: Stay Informed on Your Cloud Vendors' Status

While Notion helps improve internal communication, IsDown focuses on providing up-to-date information about the status of your cloud vendors. IsDown gathers data from over 2500 status pages, allowing you to monitor the health of your cloud services from one central location. If an outage occurs, IsDown sends alerts based on your notification preferences, ensuring you're always in the loop regarding third-party service interruptions.

Knowing the status of your cloud vendors is essential for businesses that rely on these services to function. Downtime can lead to lost productivity, frustrated customers, and potential revenue loss. With IsDown, everyone in the company can quickly identify outages and work together to find solutions or make adjustments as needed.

Combining Notion and IsDown for Enhanced Team Communication and Monitoring

By integrating IsDown into Notion, you can create an all-encompassing dashboard to monitor cloud vendor status while also facilitating team communication. Here's how to do it:

  1. Log in or create an account in IsDown
  2. Choose the service your company uses, and you need to monitor
  3. Go to the Status Page item in the sidebar and check the box to share the page with others
  4. After clicking “Save”, a link will appear at the top of the page.
  5. On Notion, choose the page where you want to embed the dashboard. Write /embed and paste the link from IsDown.
  6. Adapt to the size you want, and you’re done.

With this integration, employees can easily check the status of cloud vendors without leaving the Notion workspace. It centralizes important information, making it simple for team members to stay informed and act quickly during an outage.

Conclusion

Notion and IsDown together provide a powerful solution for businesses to keep everyone in the company informed and updated on the status of their cloud vendors. Give it a try and see the positive impact it can have on your business operations.

Nuno Tomas Founder of IsDown
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