In enterprises, SREs, DevOps, and cloud architects often discuss which platform to choose for observability for faster troubleshooting of issues and understanding about performance of their production systems. There are certain questions they need to answer to get maximum value for their team, such as:
Will an observability tool support all kinds of workloads and heterogeneous systems?
Will the tool support all kinds of data aggregation, such as logs, metrics, traces, topology, etc..?
Will the investment in the (ongoing or new) observability tool be justified?
In this article, we will provide the best way to get started with unified observability of your entire infrastructure using open-source Skywalking and Istio service mesh.