Over the last decade, the public cloud has evolved and matured to become the foundation of modern infrastructure. Hyperscale providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google have built robust control plane and orchestration engines to handle the lifecycle of managed services such as virtual machines, containers, functions databases, Big Data clusters, IoT and edge devices, and more.
One of the key services that hyperscalers offer is a scalable observability stack that can analyze infrastructure metrics, application logs, events, and traces. While the control plane orchestrates the managed services, the observability platforms provide deep insight into the entire stack.
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