Our cloud-native environments are more complex than ever before! So how can we ensure that the applications we’re deploying to them are behaving as we intended them to? This is where effective observability is crucial. It enables us to monitor our applications in real-time and analyse and diagnose their behaviour in the cloud. However, until recently, we were lacking the standardization to ensure our observability solutions were applicable across different platforms and technologies. In this session, we’ll delve into what effective observability really means, exploring open source technologies and specifications, like OpenTelemetry, that can help us to achieve this while ensuring our applications remain flexible and portable.

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Grace is a Developer Advocate at IBM, working with Open Liberty, MicroProfile and Cloud Technologies. She has been with IBM since graduating from Exeter University with a Degree in Biology. Grace enjoys bringing a varied perspective to her projects and using her knowledge of biological systems to simplify complex software patterns and architectures. As a developer advocate, Grace builds POC’s, demos and sample applications, and writes guides and tutorials. She is a regular presenter at international technology conferences and has authored a book on reactive systems. Grace also has a keen passion for encouraging more women into STEM and especially Technology careers.