Observability primer: Is it just monitoring 2.0?


Published August 2022


The term observability is often used to encompass many different point tools. Infrastructure, log management and APM vendors have been quick to embrace it.

When you get to the root cause of a problem — using metrics, traces and logs — you have full visibility into whatever matters most. These three pillars of observability answer these questions:

  • Do I have a problem?
  • Where is the problem?
  • What is causing the problem?