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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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Want to Reduce Service Cost and Resource Waste? Start Squeeze Testing

James Burns | Mar 25, 2020

This article will discuss the practice of “squeeze testing” exists to keep information about the performance requirements of a service up to date for a given traffic load.

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What is Observability?

Katy Farmer | Mar 20, 2020

This article will be a foundation you can build on to understand observability (often abbreviated as o11y). What is observability?

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How to deploy on Friday and feel good about it

Lindsay Neeson | Feb 27, 2020

Oh, the joys of a deploy. There’s ups, and downs, and more downs. Did you test on staging enough? Is the person who is on call actually going to answer if anything happens? (Hint: something may happen) Is it safe to deploy? How about now? (Hint:...

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What Your Observability Software Should Deliver

Eric O'Rear | Feb 24, 2020

Your observability software should deliver confidence in your distributed systems. On Friday deploys. During a 100x increase in service traffic. When latency starts spiking all over the network. Real observability will give you confidence.

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Why do I need an o11y platform?

Katy Farmer | Feb 13, 2020

In this blog, we dare you to ask yourself why you need an o11y platform. The answer to whether we need an observability platform is, of course: it depends. Can an observability platform improve our ability to ask questions of our system and find answers?

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Service Health for Deployments in Action

Ashley Rahimi Syed | Feb 11, 2020

Lightstep’s Service Health for Deployments feature helps you understand your services, their deployments, and related performance problems so you can deploy with confidence. In this article, we show you how it works!

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Talks We’re Looking Forward to at KubeCon EU

Eric O'Rear | Feb 5, 2020

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU is happening in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from March 30th to April 2nd of 2020, 8 weeks from now. The lineup of talks is impressive, and it is exciting to see that ‘observability’ is a growing point of focus.

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The expert's guide to upsetting platform teams

Lindsay Neeson | Jan 16, 2020

Platform teams reduce cognitive load for developers, make it easier to ship new features and make an impact overall. Whether the impact is positive or negative is up to the managers, developer teams, and organization as a whole.

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Lightstep Coding Bootcamp

Spoons | Jan 15, 2020

Today we will cover the only incident response guide you’ll ever need. Welcome to the Lightstep Coding Bootcamp.

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