Open source software is critical to today’s monitoring landscape. Many IT organizations are rapidly embracing open source software. The benefits of open source for software teams include:
- Access to the source code of third-party services teams use in their applications
- Vendor neutrality
- Broad collaboration among developers and more innovation
Open source software has also become critical to the monitoring landscape. Engineers and ops professionals use dozens of tools to measure the performance of their tech stacks, and open source software is at the heart of this tool explosion. In addition, open standards, such as OpenTelemetry, are changing how teams approach application monitoring.