Demystifying Observability

The way startups build and operate systems continue to evolve. Monitoring and logs are no longer enough. Enter observability. Observability goes beyond monitoring and gives you greater operational insight. It leads to shorter incidents, fewer quality problems, a better product, and happy customers. Cory Watson, Technical Director at SignalFx, takes a tour of observability’s origins and discusses the practical benefits you can expect from investment – including a better-informed capacity planning process and debuggability. He shares the steps to take when building your infrastructure and how having an observable system can provide the real-time data you need to make better engineering decisions.