Observability

Using Elastic ML to Observe Your Kuma API Observability Metrics

Observability is catching on these days as the de-facto way to provide visibility into essential aspects of systems. It would be unwise for you not to leverage it with Kuma service mesh — the place that allows your services to communicate with the rest of the world. However, many observability solutions restrict themselves to the works: simple metric collection that provides them with dashboards. Expecting users to simply sit on their chairs and look at those metrics all day long is an invitation to failure, as we know that one can only do so much when they get tired and bored.

Building Smart O11y for Kuma With Elastic Observability

This blog was co-created by Ricardo Ferreira (Elastic) and Viktor Gamov (Kong). We love our microservices, but without a proper observability (O11y) strategy, they can quickly become cold, dark places cluttered with broken or unknown features. O11y is one of those technologies deemed created by causation: the only reason it exists is that other technologies pushed for it. There wouldn’t be need for O11y if, for example, our technologies haven’t gotten so complex across the years.

Introducing Dynamic Observability: A no-code integration between Elastic and Rookout

In recent years, Observability has become a de-facto standard when discussing development and maintenance of cloud-native applications. The need to develop an observable system and ensure that as it runs in production, engineers will be able to detect performance issues, downtimes, and service disruptions, has evolved into a rich ecosystem of tools and practices.

Application Observability With Kuma Service Mesh

The more services you have running across different clouds and Kubernetes clusters, the harder it is to ensure that you have a central place to collect service mesh observability metrics. That’s one of the reasons we created Kuma, an open-source control plane for service mesh. This tutorial will show you how to set up and leverage the Traffic Metrics and Traffic Trace policies that Kuma provides out of the box.

Rookout Named A Gartner Cool Vendor in Monitoring and Observability

We are honored to announce that Rookout, the world’s leading dynamic observability and debugging platform, has been recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor, based on the October 11 2021 report titled “Cool Vendors in Monitoring and Observability – Modernize Legacy, Prepare for Tomorrow” by Padraig Byrne.

Services Don't Have to Be Eight-9s Reliable with Liz Fong Jones from Honeycomb | Kongcast Episode 1

In this Kongcast episode, Liz Fong-Jones, principal developer advocate at Honeycomb, introduces us to the concept of error budgets for service-level objectives (SLOs) and demonstrates how to accelerate software delivery with observability.

Meet Thundra Foresight: Your CI Observability Tool!

Over the past three years, we have served thousands of developers with our two major products, Thundra APM and Thundra Sidekick – and it still feels like we’re just getting started. We would like to thank all of our users and supporters who gave us the strength to build our one-of-a-kind products. And we are very excited to announce our latest innovation: Thundra Foresight!

Kong Konnect: Maximize Service Reuse, Observability and Manageability

Developer teams need to move faster than ever today and reusing services is a great driver for agility. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use ServiceHub to enable development teams to search, discover and consume existing services. You'll also learn about Runtime Manager and Vitals for operational metrics of deployed services.

Service Mesh and Microservices: Improving Network Management and Observability

Whether you're transitioning away from a monolith or building a green-field app, opting for a microservice architecture brings many benefits as well as certain challenges. These challenges include namely managing the network and maintaining observability in the microservice architecture. Enter the service mesh, a valuable component of modern cloud-native applications that handles inter-service communication and offers a solution to network management and microservice architecture visibility.