Cloud Native Monitoring

Book description

By using distributed architectures, the cloud native ecosystem enables organizations to build scalable, resilient, and novel software architectures. But the ever-changing nature of distributed systems means that previous approaches to monitoring can no longer keep up. Cloud native systems require a new approach to monitoring, one that is open source compatible, scalable, reliable, and able to control for massive data growth.

But cloud native monitoring can't exist in a vacuum: it needs to be part of a broader observability strategy. In this report, authors Kenichi Shibata, Martin Mao, and Rob Skillington introduce the three phases of observability, a pragmatic, goal-driven approach to cloud native monitoring that emphasizes remediating problems. With this method, you'll collect, aggregate, and analyze metrics that focus on the outcomes you want to achieve: to rectify or prevent issues in your system so you can focus on improving business outcomes.

The three phases of observability include:

  • Knowing within the team quickly if something is wrong
  • Triaging to identify the urgency of issues and decide which ones to prioritize
  • Performing a root cause analysis to understand and fix the underlying problem

Product information

  • Title: Cloud Native Monitoring
  • Author(s): Kenichi Shibata, Rob Skillington, Martin Mao
  • Release date: April 2022
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781098126902