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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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Integrating Lightstep with Istio

Julian Griggs | Nov 14, 2018

In this post, we'll introduce a Lightstep integration we built for Istio and show you how it works with an example application that's deployed with Istio.

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Hippies, Ants, and Healthy Microservices

Ben Sigelman | Nov 7, 2018

This article discusses how the initial commitment to adopt microservices is much simpler than the decisions that follow about how to structure that adoption.

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Distributed Tracing for .NET with Lightstep

Austin Parker | Oct 31, 2018

We're excited to announce the availability of the Lightstep Tracer for .NET, now in early access. Application developers who work with Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.5+ and .NET Core can now use this tracer to instrument and observe their applications.

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Why I Chose a Startup Over Amazon

Daniela Miao | Oct 24, 2018

I decided after spending 2.5 years at AWS, that I wanted to try a new environment – one that was a lot smaller and allowed for more cross-functional interactions. That's why I joined Lightstep as a software engineer – back when it was a 14-person company..

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Snapshots: Detailed System Behavior, Always Saved and Always Shareable

Talia Moyal | Oct 17, 2018

Today, we're excited to introduce Snapshots. Snapshots for Lightstep simplify the process of accurately describing and documenting the complex behaviors of distributed systems and facilitate more effective cross-team communication and...

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Austin Parker | Oct 9, 2018

We’re happy to announce that has been updated to version 2.0! This is the first major update to the OpenTracing website since it was created. This article will go over what the changes mean for our community.

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Monoliths to Microservices – Scale Changes Everything

Kristin Brennan | Sep 26, 2018

This article discusses how microservices are inherently complex and if their creation and deployment aren't properly controlled, a proliferation of multiple languages and redundant tools makes things much harder.

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Commiserating About Microservices Nightmares

Kristin Brennan | Sep 17, 2018

How do things go wrong in production and what are the lessons we can learn from those experiences?

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Taming Modern Architectures with Lightstep and Sumo Logic

Andrew Chee | Sep 12, 2018

Modern architectures have become incredibly complex over the last few years given the growing popularity of microservices and functions-as-a-service (aka serverless or FaaS).

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