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Unified Observability for Modern Applications

Blog Authored by Rachna Srivastava

Aria Operations for Applications (formerly known as Tanzu Observability) is a comprehensive, extensible, and intelligent monitoring and observability platform that helps businesses run seamlessly. We are announcing the unified observability platform that delivers invaluable end-to-end observability across applications and infrastructure. This is achieved by bringing together metrics, traces, and log management to deliver critical business outcomes.

As enterprises modernize their existing application portfolios and build new cloud native applications, the need for application and Kubernetes log management at scale continues to grow. VMware Aria Apps provides simplified full-stack visibility with a great user experience and predictable pricing for multi-cloud environments with logs being a critical component of visibility, monitoring, and troubleshooting.

Current log solutions can be expensive to scale, and often they aren’t fully integrated as part of existing observability solutions. Customers must use multiple solutions, resulting in complex troubleshooting and delays in issue resolution. Customers are looking to consolidate their monitoring and application performance monitoring (APM) tools to easily correlate and query against all types of data and reduce mean time to resolution (MTTR).

The new unified observability platform amplifies existing capabilities with the addition of log management to deliver contextual data across traces, metrics, and logs, enabling more actionable insights and reducing MTTR at a massive scale. The platform unifies data, insights, and actions across IT, and it offers customized and out-of-the-box dashboards for applications, with more than 250 vendor integrations to start capturing real-time data from any stack in minutes, reducing data silos, war rooms, and alert fatigue.

VMware Aria Apps helps correlate metrics, events, logs, and traces (MELT) in a single pane of glass for faster troubleshooting by providing both out-of-the-box and user-configurable settings to tag logs, metrics, and traces with relevant sources, applications, and services.  

Here are key features of the solution:

  • Brings log data into every view possible, such as a distribution of errors and exceptions in logs, then firing alerts to help find the needle in a haystack
  • Offers viewing relevant logs for a troublesome trace by filtering for a specific trace ID
  • Supports logs and metrics visualized in a single dashboard to easily correlate and troubleshoot

Additionally, Aria Apps released an updated Kubernetes Observability Operator to accelerate configuration management and reduce onboarding time. Enhanced configuration validation will surface what needs to be corrected to deploy successfully and enhanced status reporting of Aria Operations for Applications integration ensures clusters and Kubernetes resources are reporting data.  

Learn more by visiting our product page, and start your free 30-day trial today.

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