LightStep Releases Service Health for Deployments
January 29, 2020
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LightStep announced the release of its Service Health for Deployments solution to help developers quickly and easily identify and remediate service health issues during and after a deployment.

With LightStep’s solution, understanding service health has never been easier. Developers can monitor performance regressions to their services during and after a deployment, gaining visibility into the latency, error ratio, and throughput changes to their operations. Additionally, developers are able to understand why a regression has occurred, with rich aggregate trace analysis functionality such as latency histogram comparisons, operations diagrams, and an automated correlation engine for performing rapid root cause analysis. Users can also ensure they are getting the most value from their services by demystifying and iterating on proper instrumentation of their service with LightStep’s Instrumentation Quality Score.

"As developers ourselves, we know that deploys often result in regressions, and investigating the cause can be a time consuming process," said Kay Ousterhout, Software Engineer, LightStep. "Our solution takes the uncertainty and guesswork out of service deployments so our customers can focus on shipping quality applications faster."

Following a regression, Service Health for Deployments enables users to quickly perform rich root cause analysis to identify what went wrong. In addition to reactive investigation, users are able to proactively monitor deployments. Using LightStep, they’re able to:

- Compare performance before, during, and after a deployment

- Compare latency distributions to estimate the size and scope of a regression

- Correlate tags that have the biggest impact on latency

- Provide visibility into the complete operation and service diagrams with critical path latency mapped to each operation or service

- Perform aggregate trace analysis to identify what’s driving a regression

Microservices have become ubiquitous among enterprise development teams. According to research LightStep conducted, about 9 in 10 enterprise development teams are currently using or plan to use microservices. Unfortunately, when microservices scale, systems grow exponentially complex - making it extremely difficult for developers to understand why services fail. LightStep Service Health for Deployments empowers developers with the ability to seamlessly navigate evolving end-to-end application stacks so they can quickly identify and resolve service health issues before they impact the customer experience.

LightStep Service Health for Deployments is generally available.

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