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OTel overview

Akanksha Rana wrote OpenTelemetry Is Shaping the Future of API Monitoring, a nice high-level intro into the project.

OTel collector news

Two exciting OpenTelemetry blog posts in a single week:

Logs with Firehose

Learn from Pablo Balbi about Logs with Firehose: Stream logs to the AWS Observability app cheaper and easier, which can be used as a blueprint for other environments as well.

Prometheus blackbox exporter

Via the Squadcast blog: Prometheus Blackbox Exporter: A Guide for Monitoring External Systems, discussing use cases, best practices, and limitations. Thank you, folks!

Distributed tracing intro

A really excellent hands-on intro: check out What is Distributed Tracing? from the good folks at Dash0. KUTGW!

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