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Set up a service dashboard using 30suns.com

18 June

Note: Unfortunately, looks like this service is no longer available.

In a recent client project I was asked to set up a status dashboard that the client’s customers could access to track service outages. It would have been easy enough to implement this as a simple page in WordPress but I figured I’d do a bit of research. I came across 30suns.com, which has all the bells and whistles, including RSS feeds for published incidents.

It’s a pretty neat service and cheap as well which is always nice. The whole thing looks very much inspired by the AWS Status dashboard at http://status.aws.amazon.com. I like that I don’t need to code anything and it looks great out of the box.

I decided to spring for it for sozot.com to give it a whirl. I used the embed feature to publish my service dashboard directly on sozot.com using a simple iframe:

<iframe src="//30suns.com/sozot/embed/" height="600" width="100%" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

You can view the results here: https://sozot.com/status/.

I plan to use this service personally to report on the site status and my client is planning to deploy it as part of an overall status information customer service portal effort. Anyway, I thought I’d share.

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