The transition to microservices, containers, and other cloud native technologies along with the adoption of DevOps practices have transformed how software is built, delivered, and maintained. And that’s a good thing. Playing offense with software enables you to accelerate time to market, respond faster to emerging opportunities, and deliver differentiated user experiences. Bottom line: Modern software development is good for business.
However, this transition has also significantly increased the complexity of monitoring, troubleshooting, and maintaining software. Here are some reasons why:
- Distributed applications create a wider surface area to manage.
- Autonomous teams build, deploy, and maintain their own services.
- Frequent changes make it impossible to anticipate failure modes.
- Fragmented tools emit an explosive amount of operational data.