This Guidance helps you implement the observability capability in your cloud environment. Observability enables you to gather and analyze operational data about system and application activities. This includes the analysis of data to identify anomalies, indicators of compromise, performance, and configuration changes. Building observability into your cloud foundation will help you establish a reliable, secure, and scalable environment to deploy, operate, and govern your cloud workloads.

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Establishing observability across your cloud foundation helps you gain real-time insights into resource performance and various aspects of your cloud environment, including resource utilization, network traffic, application performance, and security events.

This visibility into your cloud operations empowers teams to make informed decisions, scale resources as needed, and maintain a high level of application availability and responsiveness. Teams will be able to identify issues promptly and enable proactive optimization. Incorporating observability and responding quickly to your environment helps ensure  operational efficiency, security, and compliance through continuous monitoring and informed decision-making.


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