Operations (formerly Stackdriver)

Monitor, troubleshoot, and improve application performance on your Google Cloud environment.

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    Collect metrics, logs, and traces across Google Cloud and your applications

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    Use built-in out-of-the-box dashboards and views to monitor the platform and applications

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    Query and analyze these signals

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    Set up appropriate performance and availability indicators

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    Setup alerts and notification rules with your existing systems

Key features

Real-time log management and analysis

Cloud Logging is a fully managed service that performs at scale and can ingest application and system log data, as well as custom log data from GKE environments, VMs and GCP services. Cloud Logging allows you to analyze selected logs and accelerate application troubleshooting.

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 them on charts and dashboards, and manage alerts.

Monitor and improve your apps performance

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

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Get started with Cloud Monitoring

Learn about Workspaces, 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.

Qwiklabs Quest: 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 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 GCP 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 GCP monitoring.

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.
Use case
Troubleshoot your applications

Reduce Mean Time to Recover (MTTR) and optimize your application’s performance with the full suite of Cloud Ops tools. Use dashboards to gain insights into your applications with both service and custom application metrics. Use Monitoring SLOs and alerting to help identify errors. Dig into logs for more details about the application, and leverage Trace, Debugger and Profiler for more advanced troubleshooting.

Reduce latency and inefficiency with APM

All features

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.


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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