Observability is one of those concepts being tossed about these days in the tech press and at cloud computing conferences. Everyone has a definition of what it is and how it’s used. No two are the same.
Observability seems to be mostly defined as the ability to determine key insights from a great deal of data. Observability as related to cloud operations (cloudops) normally uses data that’s being extracted from running systems. We use this data not only to determine if something is going wrong, but to figure out why and how to fix it.
What’s the value of observability as a concept, and how is it of value to cloudops? Let’s break it down into components that allow enterprises to dissect observability into ways that return value back to the business:
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