Common use cases
Manage cloud operations
Build observability into your platform through the use of integrated logging, monitoring, and application performance management tools.
Centralize your logging and operations
Integrated logging provides critical insights into platform events for development, DevOps/SRE, and security teams. Ingest logs from Google Cloud services and external sources for short-term operations and long-term log analysis. Use integrated audit logging to perform detailed forensic analysis. Integrate with your third-party logging systems using real-time log exports.
Cloud Logging collects all logs, including audit logs, platform logs, user logs, and external logs sent to the API, which are sent to the Logs Router where they are delivered to Cloud Logging, BigQuery, or externally via integration with Pub/Sub.
Build observability into applications and infrastructure
Integrated observability provides critical insights into platform events for development, DevOps/SRE, and security teams. Cloud Monitoring provides centralized dashboards and alerting to efficiently operate services. Use integrated logging to power vulnerability detection and bring proactive intelligent monitoring to your security and operations team. Customize your log monitoring using Cloud Functions and the Data Loss Protection API.
Cloud Logging and Cloud Monitoring services provide your SRE/DevOps teams with the observability needed to monitor Google Cloud, on-premises, and third-party providers. Logging and Monitoring are integrated with Security Command Center to provide the security and operations teams the insights they need.
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Reduce latency and inefficiency with Application Performance Management
Reduce latency and cost for your applications by using Application Performance Management tools. By understanding in detail how they behave in production, you can help make your applications faster and more reliable whether they are hosted on Google Cloud or not. Use Cloud Trace’s distributed trace to understand how requests propagate through your application. Use Cloud Profiler to help identify latency and inefficiency in your code. Troubleshoot your application in production without stopping or slowing down your apps by using Cloud Debugger.
|Log management||Logs 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.|
|Log insights||Error Reporting analyzes and aggregates the errors in your cloud applications. Notifies you when new errors are detected.|
|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.|
|Custom visualization||Cloud Monitoring Dashboards 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 endpoint 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.|
|Debugging||Cloud Debugger connects your application’s production data to your source code by inspecting the state of your application at any code location in production without stopping or slowing down your requests.|
|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.|
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