Topic: observability

Cisco to acquire Splunk in effort to accelerate digital resilience

Cisco has announced its intention to acquire Splunk for approximately $28 billion in cash, at a rate of $157 per share. After the acquisition, Splunk’s CEO, Gary Steele, will join Cisco’s executive leadership team under the leadership of Chuck Robbins, who is currently chair and CEO of Cisco. Upon acquisition, Splunk and Cisco will be … continue reading

Grafana’s new tool enables code-level observability

The observability company Grafana is hoping to enable companies to unify different observability signals with the launch of Grafana Cloud Profiles. This new solution allows users to better take advantage of profiling, which offers insights into why a system is behaving as it is, at the code level. “It doesn’t merely append another pillar — … continue reading

ManageEngine announces OpenAI integration in observability platform

ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation, has integrated OpenAI observability into its cloud-based observability platform, Site24x7.  This new capability allows application owners to monitor the usage of various OpenAI models effortlessly, while also tracking real-time performance and cost metrics.  According to ManageEngine, by providing a unified view, businesses can effectively leverage emerging … continue reading

The App-Aware NOC: The imperatives, and how to make it happen

Fire drills and ensuing all-hands-on-deck calls are nothing new for IT operations teams. I can remember working on a site reliability engineering (SRE) team for a large, global enterprise in the shipping industry back in the late 1990s. Early on in my tenure there, an issue occurred that affected the public facing site. Initially, we … continue reading

New Relic announces generative AI observability assistant

The observability platform New Relic today announced New Relic Grok, a generative AI assistant for observability. This tool is geared at minimizing the need to manually sort through data, making observability more accessible, and unlocking insights from any telemetry data source.  With the help of OpenAI’s large language models and New Relic’s unified telemetry data … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Fluent Bit

Fluent Bit is a super fast, lightweight, and highly scalable logging and metrics processor and forwarder best suited for cloud and containerized environments. The project’s architecture is both strong and durable, as well as lightweight and easy to transport. It is designed to handle a large volume of data quickly and efficiently, while using minimal … continue reading

Honeycomb announces $50 million in Series D funding

Observability company Honeycomb today announced that it has raised $50 million in a Series D funding round led by headline with participation from other existing investors, Insight Partners, and Scale Venture Partners. This brings the total capital raised by Honeycomb to$150 million, including customer angel investments from Dominik Richter, CEO of HelloFresh, and Guillermo Rauch, … continue reading

Rookout adds fourth pillar of observability with Smart Snapshots

Observability was built on the foundation of three pillars: logs, metrics, and traces; Now, the company Rookout wants to add a fourth: snapshots. “We’ve been hearing for years about the three pillars of observability,” said Liran Haimovitch, CTO and co-founder of Rookout. “Snapshots are the next level for those moments when something goes very wrong … continue reading

Amazon VPC Lattice aims to improve how we manage distributed applications

Amazon announced the general availability of Amazon VPC Lattice, a fully managed networking solution that simplifies the connectivity, security, and monitoring between microservices in a distributed application.  The solution enables users to define their application’s network topology in terms of logical groups of services and provides automated network configuration, security policy enforcement, and traffic routing.  … continue reading

Splunk releases security and observability platform to help build secure digital enterprises

Cybersecurity and observability company Splunk today announced new innovations to its unified security and observability platform, including improvements to Splunk Mission Control and Splunk Observability Cloud, as well as the general availability of Splunk Edge Professor.  These innovations are geared at assisting teams as they work to build safer and more resilient digital enterprises. With … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Grafana Phlare

Grafana Phlare is an open-source observability tool for continuous profiling at a massive scale. This helps users get a better understanding of resource usage in their applications down to the line number. The project was announced in 2022 at ObservabilityCON. The project natively integrates with Grafana, making it possible for users to correlate their profiling … continue reading

Report: Tool sprawl and data source overload challenges over half of organizations

Grafana Labs has announced the findings from the Grafana Labs Observability Survey 2023, revealing that 52% of companies are currently using six or more observability tools, leading tool sprawl and data source overload to become key challenges.  With this, 11% of respondents stated that they are using sixteen or more different observability tools in their … continue reading Protection Status

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