GitLab Acquires Opstrace, Open Source Observability Solution

GitLab, the DevOps Platform announced yesterday the acquisition of Opstrace, Inc., an open-source observability distribution. With Opstrace, GitLab anticipates being the first to include an integrated open-source observability solution within a single application with one user interface, a unified data store, and security embedded within the DevOps lifecycle. GitLab is looking to expand its monitoring and observability capabilities too.  With this acquisition, GitLab anticipates providing companies an out-of-the-box, tested, integrated observability platform deployed within the GitLab DevOps Platform.

By focussing better on developer experience, robust monitoring, and observability capabilities, GitLab will be able to better enable organizations to lower incident rates, increase developer productivity and lower mean-time-to-resolution with a zero-configuration observability solution built into the GitLab DevOps Platform. GitLab hopes to offer customers functionalities such as guided instrumentation of their code, insights into recent performance degradations while making performance improvements, performance feedback from review environments in merge requests, automatic roll-back of deployments, and rapid exploration and triaging of incidents when they occur.

Scott Williamson, Chief Product Officer of GitLab said1,

“We are excited to further build out the GitLab DevOps Platform with Opstrace and anticipate being the first to offer an on by default, collaborative observability solution. We will continue to foster a community of developers and operators to improve the observability experience so more developers have access to an integrated open-source platform where they can be confident in the safety of their deployments and quickly mitigate production outages.”

Built on Open Source, GitLab is a DevOps platform that empowers organizations to maximize the overall return on software development by delivering software faster and efficiently while strengthening security and compliance. GitLab’s single application is comparatively easy to use, leads to faster cycle time and allows visibility throughout and control over all stages of the DevOps lifecycle. With GitLab, every team in the organization can collaboratively plan, build, secure, and deploy software to drive business outcomes faster with complete transparency, consistency and traceability.

 GitLab has an estimated 30 million+ registered users (both Paid and Free) ranging from startups to global enterprises, including Ticketmaster, Jaguar Land Rover, Nasdaq, Dish Network, and Comcast.


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