In order to be effective, DevOps teams need to deeply understand their software environment. When there are many dependencies and relationships involved in servicing a user request, this can be a real challenge. You need to not only measure overall system health and pinpoint problem areas, you also need to be able to trace requests across different services and where to prioritize areas for improvement, even when owned by different teams.
Distributed tracing is designed to give DevOps teams an easy way to capture, visualize, and analyze traces through complex architectures—including architectures that use both monoliths and microservices. And, by leveraging New Relic Applied Intelligence capabilities, you can easily highlight anomalies within a trace for more faster resolution.
Check out "Complexity in Context," James Nguyen walks us through observability for microservice environments, and how to use distributed tracing to resolve system bottlenecks.