Introduction 

As already analyzed in a previous article, regarding the difference between monitoring and observability, it is worth mentioning again that observability is actually the capacity of noticing a system’s behavior in order to prevent any anomalies and the causes behind them. A platform is called observable when it uses information such as metrics, traces and logs all together.  

The benefits of observability  

Observability is a very beneficial capacity for developers. At first, it helps them thoroughly understand when a system is up, down, or slow and therefore act appropriately in order to fix any problems and issues. Furthermore, Observability provides the developers with the ability to observe and manage their architecture  and infrastructure more clearly and easily. This results to  understanding and facing any difficulties in real time and thus allows developers to solve any performance issue. 

Automation is a vital feature in DevOps teams, in order to enable developers to take action with shared information, connect the suitable people with the correct processes accordingly, enhance performance across the entire business. Observability is based on exploring environments and patterns that were not defined in advance. Automation keeps observability information flowing.

Observability enables development teams understand what’s going on across multiple IT environments and technologies to identify and resolve critical security and performance issues. It actually keeps IT systems efficient and reliable.

However, most developers do not specialize on Observability and need further familiarization with it, in order to be able to use it during such processes. Even if development teams are familiar with logs and the log management process, it is more difficult for them to use other information of observability such as metrics and traces. Understanding this information is necessary, in order to face the complex issues that may arise in the system. Traces are helpful enough to enable developers to quickly discover the root cause of a problem. If they face a severe problem, they could ask for help from some specialized teams or external partners. But the key to understanding how observability works, is repeated tests which aim at a proactive approach.  

Conclusion 

Concluding, Observability is a useful ability for developers, so they need to practice in order to benefit from it. Every organization should use a platform to observe its system to be able to keep them safe to operate without disturbances.  

Observability requires a sophisticated approach by using tools to monitor, analyze, and trace events. But once you do achieve observability, your team will be able to keep crucial systems and business applications up and running, enabling your company or business to operate without disturbances.

Logstail provides a complete log management solution and brings this functionality to your hands. Now you can convert your data into actionable insights with just some tweaks and prevent performance and security issues. Combining our platform with metrics and traces you can achieve observability. This results,  the increased performance of your infrastructure or be notified of potential problems to take the appropriate actions. Sign-up for a free demo in order to discover and utilize the power of Logstail! 

Logstail will re-adjust the way you monitor your data and will help you get more meaningful insights of your technical logs, via dashboards and powerful graphs, to stay alert for all possible dangers.

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