Elastic and StackState Team Up to Pull Needles Out of Haystacks

Lisa Wells
Lisa K. WellsContent Manager
3 min read

Delivering great performance and reliability for your critical applications just keeps getting harder, doesn’t it? Between microservices, mercurial cloud resources, containers spinning up and down, distributed teams, specialized teams, and developers making changes, it’s an increasingly complex environment. With so many moving parts, if something goes wrong, how do you know what happened where, and what your environment looked like at the precise moment the problem began?

You have plenty of data – logs, metrics, and traces – but how do you put it all in context? Like most people, no doubt you find it difficult to extract actionable information. If you’re using Elastic Observability, you’ve seen the major advantage of bringing your monitoring data together into one unified view. When you add StackState on top of Elastic Observability’s strong data foundation, you enrich that insight with a deep and contextual view of your environment’s topology and its constant changes, both real-time and historically. This visual layer and the ability to drill down across the axis of time gives you a unique ability to quickly pinpoint the root cause of most problems. 

Want to see this powerful combination in action? You’re in luck because Elastic is working together with StackState to show you.

1. Learn about the combined solution on Elastic’s Blog

Anthony Evans, Solutions Engineer here at StackState, wrote a great post describing the magic that happens when you combine these two powerful platforms. Here’s a teaser...

Use Elastic + StackState to Pinpoint Root Cause of Failure

  • Ingest all your telemetry data into Elastic and use its powerful cloud infrastructure, just like you do today. No need to copy Elastic Observability data into StackState.

  • Use StackState’s real-time data-driven discovery to build a visual “Time-Traveling Topology” of your environment, track all changes and contextualize Elastic data.

  • Quickly pinpoint, explore, resolve— and ultimately prevent — problems altogether in dynamic cloud-native environments.

... now check out the Elastic blog: No More Searching for a Needle in a Haystack: A World Where Elastic & StackState Team Up.

2. Join the Elastic Community Meetup on September 23

Hop online with experts from Elastic and StackState at noon ET to see a demo of how the tools make Cloud Observability magic together. You’ll see how to visually track what happened across your cloud environment at any point in time. With Elastic and StackState, you can scroll back to the exact time when changes happened and anomalies first appeared to understand what your stack looked like at that moment – from component lifecycles to dependencies to configurations – so you can find and fix infrastructure issues in a flash.

Update: You can watch the recording here.

Want to know more? 

  • You can explore the StackState Sandbox (no registration required) to get a hands-on look at our unique time-traveling topology and how it can deepen your data insights.