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Grafana Cloud updates: revamped Synthetic Monitoring, improvements to Kubernetes Monitoring, and more

We consistently release helpful updates and fun features in Grafana Cloud, our fully managed observability platform powered by the open source Grafana LGTM Stack (Loki for logs, Grafana for visualization, Tempo for traces, and Mimir for metrics). In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of the latest and greatest updates for Grafana Cloud this month. You can also read about all the features we add to Grafana Cloud in our What’s New in Grafana Cloud documentation.

Grafana Cloud Synthetic Monitoring: How to simulate user journeys to ensure the best possible end-user experience

Here at Grafana Labs, we have a long-standing commitment to helping our users understand how their applications and services behave from an external point of view. This critical practice — known as synthetic monitoring — has been a key focus of ours for nearly a decade. Back in 2015, we released worldPing, our first product to help measure the user experience and improve website performance.

Proactively monitor user journeys with Grafana Cloud Synthetic Monitoring

Grafana Cloud Synthetic Monitoring proactively monitors the performance of your APIs and web applications from the user's perspective. Powered by Grafana k6, Synthetic Monitoring combines GUI-based and as-code monitoring to improve efficiency, collaboration, and application reliability. Watch this demo of how to use Synthetic Monitoring in Grafana Cloud.

Checkly adds deep synthetic monitoring to Coralogix with new integration

Starting today, Checkly users can send their traces from synthetics checks to Coralogix to view in-depth synthetic user data along with back-end APM based tracing. This gives SRE’s and Operations engineers a new insight into how the system is responding to automated synthetic tests of your service. For Checkly users, integrating with Coralogix data means it’s easy to correlate end-to-end user experience with backend performance, and track poor performance to its root cause.

The Power of Synthetic Data to Drive Accurate AI and Data Models

We live in a data-rich world - every click, swipe, like, share, and purchase online generates data points companies use to optimize offerings. However, even vast real-world data has limitations in developing robust artificial intelligence (AI) and data models, particularly with regard to AIOps (Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations). Enter synthetic data.

How can multi-step synthetic transaction monitoring help your online business?

Multi-step synthetic transactions, also known as multi-step transactions or multi-step scripts, are automated tests that simulate complex user interactions with a website or web application. Unlike a single-step transaction (like page load), multi-step transactions involve a series of sequential steps or workflows that mimic real-world user journeys.

Synthetic monitoring for TFA-backed applications

Two-factor authentication (TFA, sometimes 2FA) is a crucial security measure that adds an extra layer of protection to your online account. It goes beyond the traditional password-based authentication by requiring a second form of verification. In TFA-backed applications, users are supposed to provide two forms of verification before gaining access to their accounts.
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Maximizing ROI with Synthetic and Real-User Monitoring

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Top 14 Synthetic Network Monitoring Tools: Unleashing the Power of Digital Guardians

As organizations increasingly depend on flawless network performance in today's linked world, it is critical to make sure networks are operating smoothly. Network monitoring tools act as digital guardians, keeping a watchful eye on the intricate web of connections and ensuring optimal performance. Among these tools, synthetic network monitoring tools stand out as powerful allies, capable of proactively simulating and detecting network issues before they escalate into a full-blown crisis.

Achieve a positive digital end user experience with proactive website monitoring

In the modern era of technology, customers have high expectations for websites to be quick, dependable, and user-friendly. As the virtual representation of a company, a website plays a vital role in its success, making it essential for businesses to prioritize its efficient operation and top-notch performance. Any instances of downtime or sluggish loading speeds can result in end user frustration and a negative impression of the company. To guarantee a seamless and satisfactory experience for users visiting your site, it is crucial to have a strong website monitoring solution in place.