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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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How to Operate Cloud Native Applications at Scale

Jason Bloomberg | May 15, 2023

Intellyx explores the challenges of operating cloud-native applications at scale – in many cases, massive, dynamic scale across geographies and hybrid environments.

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2022 in review

Andrew Gardner | Jan 30, 2023

Andrew Gardner looks back at Lightstep's product evolution and what's in store for 2023.

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The origin of cloud native observability

Jason English | Jan 23, 2023

Almost every company that depends on digital capabilities is betting on cloud native development and observability. Jason English, Principal Analyst at Intellyx, looks at the origins of both and their growing role in operational efficiency.

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KubeCon North America 2022: A Retrospective

Adriana Villela, Ana Margarita Medina | Nov 7, 2022

Adriana, as a first-time KubeCon attendee, and Ana, as a four-time KubeCon attendee share their thoughts on KubeCon North America 2022

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Unified Kubernetes Observability with Lightstep Attribute Pivots

Austin Parker | Oct 25, 2022

Learn about Lightstep's new "attribute pivots" feature to get a more unified view of your Observability landscape.

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Observability Mythbusters: Observability Anti-Patterns

Adriana Villela | Oct 17, 2022

Avoid committing "crimes against Observability" and get your Observability practice off the ground the right way, by avoiding these common Observability pitfalls!

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Observability Mythbusters: Yes, Observability-Landscape-as-Code is a Thing

Adriana Villela | Jun 6, 2022

What's an Observability Landscape, and why should you care? Read on, as I talk about what an Observability Landscape is, and how it can be codified to ensure consistency, maintainability, and reproducibility to unlock Observability greatness!

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Why You Shouldn’t Be A Race Car Driver

Austin Parker | May 23, 2022

How can we build more sustainable and maintainable systems from code, to deployment, to operation? Observability and SLOs help create safe and maintainable applications.

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Observability Mythbusters: Observability is NOT Only for SREs

Adriana Villela | May 12, 2022

In this post, I explore how Observability is beneficial to more than just SREs (and Devs), by looking how QA testers can benefit from Observability too!

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