Putting Services First

A New Scorecard for Observability


Microservices allow us to achieve higher velocity and team independence, but at the cost of limited visibility into service health and dependencies.

When things break — and they will — we can't expect to find a solution by guessing-and-checking across the entire system. Or rely on raw telemetry data (metrics, logs, and traces) to guide our hypotheses and investigations.

Enter: A New Scorecard for Observability

In this guide, you'll learn:

  • Why the “Three Pillars of Observability” fail to address the observability needs of modern systems
  • How APM broke microservices
  • What you can do to better develop, understand, and operate your distributed system