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


How We Define SRE Work, as a Team

Last year, I wrote How We Define SRE Work. This article described how I came up with the charter for the SRE team, which we bootstrapped right around then. It’s been a while. The SRE team is now four engineers and a manager. We are involved in all sorts of things across the organization, across all sorts of spheres. We are embedded in teams and we handle training, vendor management, capacity planning, cluster updates, tooling, and so on.


MIAX and Cribl Stream: Enriching Data for Improved Observability and Faster Time to Value

Using Cribl Stream for observability is a given, but what about using Cribl Stream to get MORE from your data? Observability is all about being able to collect, route, store, and search your data. Implementing enrichment with observability provides more context and elevates your ho-hum data to robust information. This is key to faster, more confident decision-making!


Gain real-time observability into your software supply chain with the New Relic Log Analytics Integration

JFrog’s new log analytics integration with New Relic brings together powerful observability capabilities to monitor, analyze, and visualize logs and metrics from self-hosted JFrog environments. The integration is free for all tiers of self-hosted JFrog customers and utilizes the powerful, open source log management tool, Fluentd, to collect, process, and surface data in New Relic dashboards.

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Metrics vs. Logs vs. Traces (vs. Profiles)

In software observability, we often talk about three signal types - metrics, logs, and distributed traces. More recently I've been hearing about profiles as another signal type. In this article I will explain the different observability signals and when to use them in a clear and concise way.


A Guide to Enterprise Observability Strategy

Observability is a critical step for digital transformation and cloud journeys. Any enterprise building applications and delivering them to customers is on the hook to keep those applications running smoothly to ensure seamless digital experiences. To gain visibility into a system’s health and performance, there is no real alternative to observability. The stakes are high for getting observability right — poor digital experiences can damage reputations and prevent revenue generation.


Log Management Solutions: 6 Key Decision-Making Criteria

The significance of Log management is unidisputed, as businesses use metrics, logs, and traces to detect, diagnose, and isolate issues in their systems. However, similar to other IT-related aspects, Log management solutions are constantly developing and evolving swiftly. Logs are an essential part of every organization’s infrastructure, as they contain valuable information that can be used to optimize system performance, detect and diagnose issues, and provide insights into user behavior.