Grafana Labs Releases Grafana Alloy
April 16, 2024
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Grafana Labs released Grafana Alloy – the company's open source distribution of the OpenTelemetry Collector.

As reliance on Prometheus and OpenTelemetry continues to grow, Grafana Labs is focused on increasing the interoperability of the two projects with each other as well as with Grafana – and Alloy does just that.

Grafana Alloy is Grafana Labs' distribution of the OpenTelemetry collector and is 100% OTLP compatible. Alloy combines the best open source observability signals in the community and offers native pipelines for both OpenTelemetry and Prometheus telemetry formats, supporting metrics, logs, traces, and profiles.

Alloy is vendor-agnostic by design and compatible anywhere the OpenTelemetry Collector or Prometheus Agent is used, but it is uniquely optimized for Grafana Cloud. As a “big tent” collector, it also fits with many different architectures, meaning users can configure Alloy with their observability solution to fit on-prem, cloud-only, or a mix of both. It’s flexible enough to cater to different users, large and small, at any phase of their observability journey.

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