The 3 myths of observability

  • Myth #1 is that you will experience fewer incidents if you implement an observability strategy - Just implementing a strategy has no impact on the number of event occurrences but having it in place means that when a problem arises, you will have enough telemetry data to quickly solve it.
  • Myth #2 is that getting an observability tool is a good strategy - Having an observability platform is not sufficient on its own. Unless observability becomes core to your engineering efforts your company culture, no tool can help.
  • Myth #3 is that implementing observability is cheap. As observability is a core part of any modern tech infrastructure, you should think of your observability budget as a percentage of your overall infrastructure budget. The value derived from a good observability program in terms of efficiency, speed, and customer satisfaction surpasses the costs it incurs.

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