OpenTelemetry is an observability framework - software and tools that assist in generating and capturing telemetry data from cloud-native software. It is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Sandbox project with stakeholders from companies like AWS, Microsoft, Google, LightStep, New Relic, Red Hat, and Splunk – who collaborate on defining an open standard for the collection of distributed traces and metrics.
CNCF released their second quarterly technology radar focused on Observability. The goal of the radar is to “share what tools are actively being used by end users, the tools they would recommend, and their patterns of usage” when adopting cloud-native technologies.
Microsoft has released open service mesh (OSM), an alpha service mesh implementation compliant with the SMI specification. OSM covers standard features of a service mesh like canary releases, secure communication, and application insights, similar to other service mesh implementations like Istio, Linkerd, or Consul. Additionally, the OSM team is in the process of donating the project to the CNCF.
InfoQ caught up with Harbor maintainer Michael Michael, also director of product management at VMware, regarding the graduation of Harbor as a CNCF project.