Kasten is sponsoring The New Stack’s coverage of Kubecon+CloudNativeCon North America 2021. That’s how moderator Raghavan “Rags” Srinivas kicked off the observability state of the union panel at this year’s KubeCon+CloudNativeCon North America.
This piece is an amalgamation of points discussed on the panel as well as the conversation that continued in the vibrant CNCF observability Slack channel, all on how to do observability smartly and what needs to happen yet.
Even if Prometheus and other tools allow you to get started with observability almost out of the box, and even if there was tooling that allowed you to turn things on and off, you wouldn’t necessarily have historical data.
Much of the potential of observability is still unknown, but that’s kind of the point, isn’t it?