Monitoring and observability are crucial for maintaining system reliability and performance.
Observability provides real-time ongoing supervision, analysis, and detection of concerning changes across the complete array of telemetry data emerging from IT sources using data like metrics, events, logs, and traces collected from all environments, applications, networks, infrastructures, and microservices.
A component of observability, monitoring provides needed visibility into the cloud environment with the ability to monitor logs, conduct audits, find and address risks quickly or bring them to a service provider’s attention.
So while monitoring tracks the health and performance of a system using traditional metrics, observability collects and analyzes data beyond metrics to understand system behavior.
Implementing best practices in both can reduce downtime, improve performance, and help proactively identify issues. Best practices include defining relevant metrics, setting up alerts, and investing in automation. By prioritizing both, companies can ensure optimal system functionality and deliver an excellent user experience.
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