Topology-Powered Observability Myths Debunked

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Olaf Schouws

5 min read

Why Topology-Powered Observability Seems Too Good to Be True

There are some things in life that seem too good to be true. So good, in fact, that they border on the edge of mythology. We see this often in the case of topology-powered observability. 

Topology-powered observability ties together all the pieces of a hybrid, dynamic IT environment, so you can instantly see how changes impact your entire environment - not just one siloed part. It’s something that a lot of IT teams don’t even think is a possibility. 

While unicorns are myths, topology-powered observability is very real.

Let's explore the myths - and the reality.

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Myth 1: You Can't Tie Disparate Monitoring and Incident Management Tools Together 

One common misconception is that it's difficult to consolidate data if you're using multiple standalone monitoring and incident management tools. This couldn’t be further from the truth - with the right approach.

In reality, a topology-powered observability solution can do exactly that. It provides a holistic approach to monitoring and managing your IT environment and addressing incidents. This solution provides one dashboard for all of your performance data, so you can make correlations between cross-domain data and identify the root cause quickly, when incidents occur.

In fact, the capabilities of a topology-powered observability solution can lead to an 85% reduction (or greater) in the time it takes to address incidents. Additionally, telemetry data combined with topology provides a comprehensive view of your business’ IT environment and shows how it’s functioning in real-time. 

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Myth 2: Root-Cause Analysis in Incident Management Takes Time

There’s no time to waste when it comes to addressing incidents. When an IT incident occurs in your business, you need to find the root cause as quickly as possible. 

Topology-powered observability makes this possible. It enables you to see every event and change that’s taken place so you can pinpoint exactly what caused an IT incident. Each event is connected to real-time topology so you get the insight needed to prevent adverse events from happening in the first place. 

Topology integrated with time travel capabilities captures all changes that occurred over time. This gives you the ability to hop back in time to reconstruct events that led to failures. 

With topology-powered observability, you have all the pieces of your IT environment in one place so you can reduce the time it takes to identify and remediate a problem. 

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Myth 3: A Topology-Powered Observability Platform Is Expensive and for Large IT Systems Only 

If this functionality sounds too good to be true, you may be thinking that it’s out of reach for your business. We can bust that myth, too. 

The capabilities of leading topology-powered observability solutions are available to any organization, large or small. StackState's solution is driven by a unique 4T Data Model. The 4T Data Model merges Topology, Telemetry, Tracing and Time capabilities to help businesses model the configuration of what is going on in any IT system, regardless of size.

This provides businesses of any size with the ability to capture each millisecond of change so you can prevent or fix IT problems quickly. 

Blurring the Lines Between Myth and Reality

Myths, you say? Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster are myths (sorry, Nessie). In the case of topology-powered observability, this isn’t just lore. 

Getting unified insights into the entire IT environment is often a  problem businesses struggle with, and StackState has the solution. StackState gives you the tools to resolve incidents quickly and before they have a chance to impact your business. 

Predictability, time travel...no wonder it sounds like it belongs in storybooks. We can assure you, this functionality is very real and available to businesses of all sizes. 

Get in touch with us today to learn more about topology-powered observability and how such a solution can simplify the way you manage your IT incidents. 


Profielfoto O.Schouws

Olaf Schouws

5 min read