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datadog

Tracing without Limits: live-query all traces, retain only the ones you need

Tracing is a critical part of monitoring application performance, especially as organizations shift to deploying services using distributed systems, serverless computing, and containerized environments. Teams need real-time, end-to-end visibility into all of the traces relevant to performance issues such as an application outage or an unresponsive service, but managing tracing costs often results in gaps in valuable tracing data.

lightstep

Lightstep Makes Kubernetes Observability Seamless With OpenTelemetry and Ambassador

The goal of OpenTelemetry, ultimately, is to make observability a seamless and built-in feature of cloud-native software. However, there’s more to this than simply integrating with frameworks like gRPC or Spring Boot - observability works best when you combine data from a variety of sources. The OpenTelemetry Collector is an integral part of this, acting as a “swiss-army knife” that can integrate metrics, logs, and traces from a variety of sources and translate them as needed.

rancher

Take the Guesswork out of a Secure Kubernetes Deployment

As a Senior Solutions Engineer helping customers deploy cloud-native technologies, I have been using Docker and Rancher for more than five years. Heck, I even helped steer Rancher for offline use when it was the 0.19 release. I have loved the product and company for YEARS. We all know how complicated it is to set up Kubernetes, and customers love Rancher because it simplifies that rollout.

ivanti

6 Things You Should Know About the Latest Identity Director Update

The world of IT has been experiencing some deep changes throughout the year, making productivity increase one of our customers’ main goal. Here at Ivanti, we like to keep our ear to the ground when it comes to delivering the right features for the desired business outcomes. And so, Identity Director 2020.3 comes with a set of features aimed at.

gravitational

Teleport 4.4: Concurrent Session Control & Session Streaming

A SSH session can be interactive or non-interactive. The session starts when a computer or human connects to a node using SSH. SSH sessions can be established using public/private key cryptography or can use short lived SSH Certificates, similar to how Teleport works. Organizations often want to know who is accessing the systems and provide a greater level of control over who and when people are accessing them, which is where Teleport 4.4 comes into play.

honeycomb

A User Journey: Setting Up the Node Beeline on Lambda

Nic Wise at Tend Health recently wrote a series of blog posts exploring how they moved away from logs and metrics, toward adopting observability with Honeycomb. In that series, he shares lessons learned as they got their NodeJS app instrumented in an AWS environment making use of CloudFront, API Gateway, Lambda, and a few other services. Tend is a New Zealand-based healthcare platform launching in 2020.

splunk

What's New in Splunk Cloud: Part 1

Every business transformation needs a data strategy and the ability to manage increasingly complex environments. And while companies all over the globe are embracing the cloud, this shift has only exacerbated the associated complexity, compounded by the uncertainty brought about by the current global pandemic. You’ve got more data centers and attack surfaces to monitor and secure, in addition to greater unpredictability and risk.

splunk

Announcing Native OpenTelemetry Support in Splunk APM

At Splunk, we've been leading the way in observability and helping accelerate the adoption of the OpenTelemetry project. With the trace specification reaching a stable maturity level and several SignalFx Gateway and client library capabilities being upstreamed, we're ready to go all-in while we continue accelerating the growth and adoption of OpenTelemetry beyond the commitments we made last year.

groundwork

Application Monitoring with the Prometheus Client and GroundWork MonitorGot 7 minutes?

Prometheus is a popular open-source systems monitoring and alerting project. The project is a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, joining in 2016 as the second hosted project, after Kubernetes. In this blog, we will demonstrate how to implement Application Performance Monitoring (APM) using the Prometheus GoLang client libraries API and de-facto standard data transport model to feed monitoring metrics into the GroundWork Monitor 8 server.

asana

How to simplify reporting with Asana

As a team lead, sharing regular status updates and progress reports with project stakeholders and executives is all in a day’s work. That’s because reporting is an essential part of communicating impact, getting ahead of potential pitfalls, and highlighting wins. The problem is, too many team leads spend too much of their time gathering the facts and figures needed to show where work stands.