I hope you love OpenTelemetry (who am I kidding, OTel is eating the world) because we’re chock full of production stories and guides this week. Enjoy! 🚢🤗📟
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From The Community
I’ve talked with a bunch of folks who attended the recent KubeCon and the common thread is just how much Observability domainted the conversation there. eBPF and OpenTelemtry in particular are capturing much of the mindshare.
Another strong case for OpenTelemetry; not just for its technical capabilities and ability to avoid vendor lock-in, but also for reducing per-node vendor costs. Happy to see these stories are becoming more common every day.
A creative example for leveraging some of the OTel Collector’s less obvious capabilities.
Something about this article really struck a chord with me. In particular, I appreciate that the author took some time to go beyond aspirational arguments and include some basic math to make their point.
If you’re using Istio, this combination of Kiali with Grafana Tempo could be useful.
A sidecar container pattern for non-HTTP applications.
As someone actively building with Rails (don’t at me), I’m genuinely excited to see a modern alternative to Prometheus for metrics collection. If you give this a try and hit any blockers, please ping me in our community Slack with details. 🙏
A detailed look at Make Enterprise instance monitoring and alerts with Datadog.
Grafana Labs announced the general availability of Beyla version 1.0, their auto-instrumentation tool based on eBPF.
“observability for the Istio service mesh”
See you next week!
– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor