Myths and Historical Accidents: OpenTelemetry and the Future of Observability Part 1

Myths and Historical Accidents: OpenTelemetry and the Future of Observability Part 1

There are big changes coming to how we practice observability. In this new series, we're going to cover the big ideas behind the creation of the OpenTelemetry project, and dive deep into how and why this new approach is better suited for operating modern production systems.

In part one, we set the stage by reviewing what's wrong with the traditional "tree pillars" design, and pointing out the ways that this silo'd approach to telemetry prevents us from building the kind of automated analysis we want to have when we're investigating strange, emergent behavior.

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