The latest News and Information on Observabilty for complex systems and related technologies.


Reduce IT monitoring costs while increasing performance

The rush to add new digital solutions is on, but one of the challenges that results is an erosion of observability. The value of using new technology is limited if you don’t have the means to monitor how it is functioning, adjust it when necessary, and see how well it’s working. As more services are added, legacy monitoring tools are becoming overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data coming in, leading to delays in accessing the data, and blind spots in what data is available.


Using Observability as a Proxy for Customer Happiness

Today, users and customers are driven by response rates to their online requests. It’s no longer good enough to just have a request run to completion, it also has to fit within the perceived limits of “fast enough”. Yet, as we continue to build cloud-native applications with microservice architectures, driven by container orchestration like Kubernetes in public clouds, we need to understand the behavior of our system across all aspects, not just one.


Dogfooding for Deploys: How Honeycomb Builds Better Builds with Observability

Observability changes the way you understand and interact with your applications in production. Beyond knowing what’s happening in prod, observability is also a compass that helps you discover what’s happening on the way to production. Pierre Tessier joins us on Raw & Real to talk about how Honeycomb uses observability to improve the systems that support our production applications.


What Observability Means to Digital Experience Monitoring

It would not be wrong to say that Observability is the new buzz word for the last couple of years at least and often we find organizations burden themselves with questions like – The answer to these questions lies in understanding the concept of Observability and how it ties in with the digital experience monitoring strategy of your organization and only then can you determine where you stand in terms of Observability.


Logging tool no more: Observability sheds light on Dark's business growth and helps their customers scale

Dark is a programming language and platform that enables building serverless backends. There’s no infra, framework or deployment nightmares. It’s a new paradigm in software delivery. As a startup, the Dark team is constantly making decisions about where to invest in improvements to support customer needs. With Honeycomb, they can observe user behavior and make business decisions based on meaningful data.

Cloud Operations

Are you currently operating on a hybrid-cloud or multi-cloud architecture and wanting to standardize SLO’s, observability, and alerting across your platforms? In this video, Yuri Grinshteyn shows you common architecture patterns for a hybrid observability approach. Watch to learn how you can standardize observability across multiple cloud providers!

Learning from the visible past to accelerate the observable future

Observability is a highly visible topic in DevOps and Cloud Native discussions. But does observability need a bigger vision or broader applicability to break through to the next level? Can past precedents point a way to accommodate current and future technical trends? Metrics and logs are well understood, and distributed tracing has surfaced on the global developer consciousness. OpenTelemetry is a very good starting point for the next iteration, but it only addresses a subset of the problem space.

3 ways secrets management improves monitoring & observability

Monitoring — by its very nature — requires privileged access to internal and external services. In order to safely maintain visibility into critical systems, it’s vital to have some form of secrets management to manage authentication credentials (AKA, "secrets"), including passwords, keys, APIs, tokens, and any other sensitive pieces of information in your IT infrastructure.