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Google Cloud's operations suite (formerly Stackdriver)

Integrated monitoring, logging, and trace managed services for applications and systems running on Google Cloud and beyond.

Key features

Key features

Real-time log management and analysis

Cloud Logging is a fully managed service that performs at scale and can ingest application and platform log data, as well as custom log data from GKE environments, VMs, and other services inside and outside of Google Cloud. Get advanced performance, troubleshooting, security, and business insights with Log Analytics, integrating the power of BigQuery into Cloud Logging. 

Built-in metrics observability at scale

Cloud Monitoring provides visibility into the performance, uptime, and overall health of cloud-powered applications. Collect metrics, events, and metadata from Google Cloud services, hosted uptime probes, application instrumentation, and a variety of common application components. Visualize this data on charts and dashboards and create alerts so you are notified when metrics are outside of expected ranges.

Stand-alone managed service for running and scaling Prometheus

Managed Service for Prometheus is a fully managed Prometheus-compatible monitoring solution, built on top of the same globally scalable data store as Cloud Monitoring. Keep your existing visualization, analysis, and alerting services, as this data can be queried with PromQL or Cloud Monitoring.

Monitor and improve your application's performance

Application Performance Management (APM) combines the monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities of Cloud Logging and Cloud Monitoring with Cloud Trace and Cloud Profiler to help you reduce latency and cost so you can run more efficient applications.

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Operations suite documentation

View all documentation for the operations suite.

Get started with Cloud Monitoring

Learn about metrics scopes, the monitoring agent, uptime checks, and other features.

Get started with Cloud Logging

Guides and set-up docs to help you get up and running with Cloud Logging.

Google Cloud Basics
Monitoring and logging support for GKE

Learn about Google Kubernetes Engine’s native integration with Cloud Monitoring and Cloud Logging.

Google Cloud metrics

See which metrics Cloud Monitoring supports.

Hands-on labs: Google Cloud’s operations suite

In this fundamental-level quest, you’ll learn the ins and outs of Google Cloud's operations suite to generate insights into the health of your applications.

Dashboard API: Build your own Cloud Monitoring dashboard

Tips for shareable and reusable dashboard creation.

Cloud Audit Logs

Learn how Cloud Audit Logs maintains three audit logs: admin activity, data access, and system event.

Hybrid and multi-cloud deployments

This document discusses monitoring and logging architectures for hybrid and multi-cloud deployments.

Use cases

Use cases

Use case
Monitor your infrastructure

Cloud Logging and Cloud Monitoring provide your IT Ops/SRE/DevOps teams with out-of-the box observability needed to monitor your infrastructure and applications. Cloud Logging automatically ingests Google Cloud audit and platform logs so that you can get started right away. Cloud Monitoring provides a view of all Google Cloud metrics at zero cost and integrates with a variety of providers for non Google Cloud monitoring.

On left, Cloud Logging flows to 3 boxes: 1) “Log Viewer: View, query, and analyze logs box” 2) “Create log-based metrics and set up alerts” 3) “Long Sinks: Manage retention and set up policies.” On right, Cloud Monitoring flows into 3 boxes: 1) “Charts and dashboards” 2) “Alerts and notifications” 3) “SLO monitoring and uptime checks”

All features

All features

Log management Log Router allows customers to control where logs are sent. All logs, including audit logs, platform logs, and user logs, are sent to the Cloud Logging API where they pass through the log router. The log router checks each log entry against existing rules to determine which log entries to discard, which to ingest, and which to include in exports.
Proactive monitoring Cloud Monitoring allows you to create alerting policies to notify you when metrics, health check results, and uptime check results meet specified criteria. Integrated with a wide variety of notification channels, including Slack and PagerDuty.
Prometheus as a managed service Offload the scaling and management of Prometheus infrastructure, updates, storage, and more with Managed Service for Prometheus. Avoid vendor lock-in and keep all of the open source tools you use today for visualization, alerting, and analysis of Prometheus metrics.
Custom visualization Cloud Monitoring provides default out-of-the-box dashboards and allows you to define custom dashboards with powerful visualization tools to suit your needs.
Health check monitoring Cloud Monitoring provides uptime checks to web applications and other internet-accessible services running on your cloud environment. You can configure uptime checks associated with URLs, groups, or resources, such as instances and load balancers.
Service monitoring Service Monitoring provides out-of-the-box telemetry and dashboards that allow troubleshooting in context through topology and context graphs, plus automation of health monitoring through SLOs and error budget management.
Latency management Cloud Trace provides latency sampling and reporting for App Engine, including per-URL statistics and latency distributions.
Performance and cost management Cloud Profiler provides continuous profiling of resource consumption in your production applications, helping you identify and eliminate potential performance issues.
Security management Cloud Audit Logs provides near real-time user activity visibility across Google Cloud.



Google Cloud operations products are priced by volume of data with free monthly allotments and unlimited access to Google Cloud platform metrics and audit logs. All features are available for use, without any additional price considerations.

Product Price
Cloud Monitoring All product features and Google Cloud metrics are included at no additional cost. Monthly pricing starts at $0.2580/ MiB for metrics data after the 150 MiB free allocation per billing account. 
Cloud Logging All product features and Google Cloud audit logs are included at no additional cost. Monthly pricing starts at $0.50/ GiB for log data after the 50 GiB free allocation per project.



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