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Strengthening our commitment to the OpenTelemetry project 

Carter Socha | April 20, 2023

Lightstep is the first company to natively provide customers with complete control of their telemetry pipeline which saves time and money, and provides the freedom to innovate at scale. By embracing OpenTelemetry support without vendor lock-in, Lightstep helps you make complex app development easier and faster.

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Incident Management Best Practices

Keanan Koppenhaver | Apr 25, 2022

Learn about the best practices for incident management, including how to identify and respond to incidents quickly and effectively.

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On-Call Policies and Management

Talha Khalid | Apr 7, 2022

On-call management eliminates the risk of incident notifications not being noticed and addressed in a timely manner, making continuous availability of your services.

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OpenTelemetry Python Metrics approaching General Availability

Alex Boten | Apr 1, 2022

OpenTelemetry Metrics is moving towards general availability across the project, including in Python. Learn about how to get started with it today!

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Ask Austin: Putting The IR into ObseRvabIlity

Austin Parker | Apr 1, 2022

Incident response requires observability as its foundation. You’ll need to focus on this early in your software development lifecycle, understand alerts before you set them, and create effective and concise documentation.

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Alert Management

Dan Woods | Apr 1, 2022

Alert management is vital to understanding how to act when issues arise that could impact the functioning of major IT software and systems within an enterprise.

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What Is Alert Fatigue And How To Reduce It

Dan Woods | Apr 1, 2022

Companies must minimize alert fatigue, when monitoring systems send so many alerts that they are ignored or cannot be responded to.

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What is IT Alerting?

Dan Woods | Apr 1, 2022

IT alerting allows companies to understand whether their systems are running properly, as alerts highlight issues and staff can then decide how to respond.

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Announcing Notebooks: collaborate and troubleshoot issues with metrics and traces together

Rakesh Patel | Mar 31, 2022

We’re excited to announce a new feature in Lightstep Observability called Notebooks which addresses the needs that arise throughout the course of a team’s troubleshooting journey.

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Understanding the Incident Response Lifecycle

Michelle Ho | Mar 29, 2022

The incident response lifecycle can be broken down into four phases: preparation, detection, resolution, and post-incident learning.

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