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


Going Beyond Infrastructure Observability: Meta's Approach

What’s the ultimate goal of bringing observability into an organization? Is it just to chase down things when they’re broken and not working? Or can it be used to truly enable developers to innovate faster? That’s a topic I recently discussed with David Ostrovsky, a software engineer at Meta, the parent company of social media networks Facebook and Instagram among others. He was my guest on the most recent episode of the OpenObservability Talks podcast.


Observability vs Monitoring: Which is Better?

Distributed architectures are becoming an increasingly important source of application services for organizations. Advances in observability and monitoring are being driven by this trend. But exactly how do observability and monitoring differ from one another? It's essential to know when something goes wrong in the application delivery chain so you can identify the root cause and resolve it before it has an impact on your business. Monitoring and observability offer a two-pronged strategy.


The Basics of Using AWS EventBridge for Observability

As you adopt modern, serverless, microservices-based architectures, it can become more challenging to monitor and understand the state of your applications at any given time. That’s where event bus capabilities from services like Amazon EventBridge can come in handy. AWS EventBridge can help you build loosely coupled, event-driven architectures and applications, and deploy new features faster.

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Unified Observability: The Role of Metrics, Logs, and Traces

There is significant momentum around observability, as detailed in VMware’s 2022 State of Observability report, with almost all respondents stating that observability would benefit their organization. This is further validated by Gartner including observability in their Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring and Observability report for the first time this year.


Wait... Elastic Observability monitors metrics for AWS services in just minutes?

The transition to distributed applications is in full swing, driven mainly by our need to be “always-on” as consumers and fast-paced businesses. That need is driving deployments to have more complex requirements along with the ability to be globally diverse and rapidly innovate.


What is API Observability?

Mission-critical apps that are deployed on the cloud drive today's modern enterprises, which in turn power their businesses. These applications' fundamental units are microservices, which tiny development teams created to enable speedy feature releases to the market. APIs serve as the ties that bring these microservices together so they can cooperate.

Native OSS instrumentation: OpenTelemetry and the Future of Observability - Part 4

How does OpenTelemetry relate to open source software libraries? If you are an OSS maintainer, how should you provide observability for your end users? DM me there if you have any questions, or leave a comment below.

ITSM and Observability: Eliminate tool sprawl, accelerate issue resolution, and ensure SLAs while delighting end users

Over the past twenty years I have been working in tech, I have seen a variety of products and solutions come and go. For many, it is because they overly complicate something that should’ve been simple. With SolarWinds, I am thrilled to work with solutions designed from the start to be simple for our customers to use. We focus on providing solutions built to integrate with other elements of your network and complement them, so they become more effective.