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Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Atlassian Opsgenie

Last Updated on April 30, 2022

Atlassian Corporation Plc is a software company founded in 2002 that develops products for software developers, project managers and other software development teams. It employs over 7,000 people and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

Atlassian produces a range of proprietary software including software for collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams. Atlassian dominates several markets where it still has intense competition.

Broadly speaking, they offer software in three large buckets: These are software development tools; help desk software, or IT service management; and workflow management software. When you think of Atlassian, think project management and collaboration tools.

Many of their programs use a number of open source components. And their GitHub repositories hold lots of open source code. But their main range of software is proprietary. This series looks at free and open source alternatives to Atlassian’s products.

Atlassian OpsgenieOpsgenie is a modern incident management platform that ensures critical incidents are never missed, and actions are taken by the right people in the shortest possible time.

Opsgenie is proprietary software and not available for Linux. What are the best free and open source alternatives?

1. Iris

Iris is the automated incident paging system at LinkedIn.

It allows for highly intricate escalation plans as well as supporting the transport of messages across a wide variety of media (email, slack, sms, phone call, etc).

LinkedIn is, of course, owned by Microsoft. While Iris is open source software, you might want to check another alternative if you prefer not using software from huge corporations.

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2. GoAlert

GoAlert provides on-call scheduling, automated escalations and notifications (like SMS or voice calls) to automatically engage the right person, the right way, and at the right time.

GoAlert makes use of services, escalation policies, schedules, and rotations to determine who should receive an alert notification.

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3. Dispatch

Dispatch helps effectively manage security incidents by deeply integrating with existing tools used throughout an organization (Slack, GSuite, Jira, etc.).

Dispatch leverages the existing familiarity of these tools to provide orchestration instead of introducing another tool.

Dispatch is developed by a large corporation (Netflix).

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There are many open source software that are primarily monitoring tools that do provide alerts. Notable examples include Nagios and Cabot.

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Alternatives to Atlassian's Products
Atlassian BambooBamboo is a continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) tool that ties automated builds, tests, and releases in a single workflow.
Atlassian BitbucketBitbucket is a Git-based source code repository hosting service. Bitbucket Server is a combination Git server and web interface product written in Java and built with Apache Maven.
Atlassian ConfluenceConfluence is a web-based corporate wiki written in Java. It’s billed as a remote-friendly team workspace where knowledge and collaboration meet.
Atlassian JiraJira is an issue tracking product that offers bug tracking and agile project management. The software provides a wide range of extensions and integrations.
Atlassian Jira Service ManagementJira Service Management offers an IT service management (ITSM) solution offering request management, incident management problem management and more.
Atlassian OpsgenieOpsgenie is a modern incident management platform that ensures critical incidents are never missed, and actions are taken by the right people promptly.
Atlassian SourcetreeSourcetree is a Git client that simplifies how you interact with your Git repositories so you can focus on coding.
Atlassian StatuspageStatuspage brings companies and customers together during downtime with incident communication.
Atlassian TrelloTrello is a web-based, Kanban-style, list-making application. The software is developed by Trello Enterprise, a subsidiary of Atlassian.
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