Do words like visibility, observability, and telemetry add anything valuable to discussions about monitoring? To a degree, they certainly do.
The application performance and reliability management corner of the IT industry is abuzz with buzzwords. Whereas monitoring was once the main focus, engineers now talk about visibility, observability, and telemetry, too.
What do all these terms have to do with each other? And are they just buzzwords, or do they refer to reliability management practices that are actually novel? Let’s answer these questions by taking a look at the new lexicon of monitoring.