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Gain agility through observability

Heather Waters | January 19, 2023

As we navigate geopolitical challenges, macroeconomic headwinds, and the post-pandemic comedown, there is pressure to drive transformation, reduce costs, and be more efficient. See how observability can help you rise to the challenge and be more agile.

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Sharing Just Got Better: Preview Lightstep in Slack

Julian Griggs | Sep 25, 2019

You’ve asked, and we’ve answered. Sharing insights from Lightstep just got a whole lot better! Gone are the days when you would post a Lightstep url into Slack and your coworkers would have to guess what magical insights await them on the other side.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News - Vol 3

Isobel Redelmeier | Sep 22, 2019

Vol 3 of OpenTelemetry project news. Including recorded talks from Strange Loop as well as some good-first-issue recommendations from the opentelemetry-go SDK.

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Now Playing: Your Zipkin Traces in Lightstep

David Klein | Sep 17, 2019

We’ve made it really easy to send Zipkin traces natively to Lightstep. How easy? This article will walk you step-by-step to simply set an endpoint and launch the Zipkin tracer with your project’s access token.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News - Vol 2

Isobel Redelmeier | Sep 15, 2019

Vol 2 of OpenTelemetry project news. This week’s news includes a major announcement from Datadog as well as continued progress within the open source project.

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“Easy Instrumentation” or “Portable Instrumentation” — Choose Two

Ben Sigelman | Sep 12, 2019

Lightstep’s Satellite Architecture now natively supports the data format of these contributed auto-instrumentation libraries. This means that you can start using them now, independent of OpenTelemetry’s development timeline.

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Instrumentation Quality Scores: Guiding you to better telemetry data

Valjean Clark | Sep 11, 2019

How do you know if your service has been instrumented as well as it could be? Lightstep can now answer these questions through our new feature: Instrumentation Quality Scores.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News - Vol 1

Isobel Redelmeier | Sep 9, 2019

Vol 1 of OpenTelemetry project news. With Tracing now in Alpha, the Metrics and Context APIs are targeted for a September 15th Alpha release.

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A Brief History of “The Span”: Hard to Love, Hard to Kill

Ben Sigelman | Sep 4, 2019

This article discussed the history of a span and how distributed tracing must form the backbone of any modern observability strategy, and, gradually, our industry is coming to terms with that fact.

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Adopting Kubernetes? Here’s What You Should Definitely Not Do

Spoons | Sep 3, 2019

Kubernetes is changing the infrastructure landscape is by enabling platform teams to scale much more effectively. This article dives into what you definitely should not do when adopting Kubernetes.

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