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Michael Hausenblas
  • MEAP began April 2022
  • Publication in Summer 2023 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781633439597
  • 325 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
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Generate actionable insights about your cloud native systems. This book teaches you how to set up an observability system that learns from a cloud application’s signals, logging, and monitoring using free and open source tools.

In Cloud Observability in Action you will learn how to:

  • Apply observability in cloud native systems
  • Understand observability signals, including their costs and benefits
  • Apply good practices around instrumentation and signal collection
  • Deliver dashboarding, alerting, and SLOs/SLIs at scale
  • Choose the correct signal types for given roles or tasks
  • Pick the right observability tool for any given function
  • Communicate the benefits of observability to management

Cloud native, serverless, and containerized applications are made up of hundreds of moving parts. When something goes wrong, it’s not enough to just know there is a problem—you need to know where it is, what it is, and even how to fix it. Cloud Observability in Action shows you how to go beyond the traditional monitoring and build observability systems that turn application telemetry into actionable insight.

about the technology

A well-designed observability system provides insight into bugs and performance issues in cloud native applications. Often, observability is the difference between an error message and an explanation! You know exactly which service is affected, who’s responsible for its repair, and even how it can be optimized in the future. Best of all, observability allows you to easily automate your error handling with machine users applying fixes without any human help.

about the book

Cloud Observability in Action teaches you to apply observability practices to cloud-based serverless and Kubernetes environments. In this one-of-a-kind guide, author Michael Hausenblas shares insights from his extensive experience building, monitoring, and improving cloud native systems.

You’ll use open source tools like Prometheus and Grafana to build your own observability system without having to rely on proprietary software. Learn how to use telemetry and destinations to continuously generate and discover insights from different signals, including logs, metrics, traces, and profiles. Throughout, use cases and rigorous cost-benefit analysis make sure you’re getting a real return on your investment in observability.

about the reader

For developers and SREs who have worked with cloud native applications. This book can be used with any public cloud.

about the author

Michael Hausenblas is a Solution Engineering Lead in the AWS open source observability service team. He covers Prometheus, Grafana, and OpenTelemetry upstream and in managed services. Before Amazon, Michael worked at Red Hat, Mesosphere (now D2iQ), and MapR.

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