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AppDynamics supports AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) general availability for traces 1.0

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Summary
We're excited to help our customers further leverage the benefits of OpenTelemetry via integration with AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) for traces 1.0.

AppDynamics now supports AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) general availability for traces 1.0, enabling our customers to standardize their monitoring and observability telemetry.

ADOT is a secure, production-ready, Amazon Web Services (AWS)-supported distribution of the OpenTelemetry project. OpenTelemetry is a vendor-neutral, standard way to collect telemetry data for applications and their supporting infrastructure and services. (For more information about the context and history of OpenTelemetry, check out our related post.)

Once generated, the telemetry can be sent to various open-source and commercial back ends for ingestion, such as AppDynamics or AWS X-Ray for storage and analysis. This data transfer occurs via exporters that translate the data into the target proprietary format or the standard OpenTelemetry Protocol (OTLP) that AppDynamics has chosen to implement.

Once ingested, the telemetry serves different teams’ needs — such as alerting and machine learning (ML)-assisted root cause analysis for operations teams or observability for DevOps, site reliability engineering (SRE) and developer teams — all with the user and business context to prioritize actions and focus on what matters most.

Getting started

Getting started is easy! It just takes three simple steps.

  1. Contact us via email.
  2. Configure your AppDynamics endpoint (URL). (You don’t need to deploy any AppDynamics custom exporters.)
  3. Provide your authentication token.

More details are available in the ADOT OTLP exporter documentation and the AppDynamics OpenTelemetry documentation.

Stepping forward

AppDynamics is excited to integrate with ADOT general availability for traces 1.0 as a telemetry ingestion back end. This is a crucial milestone in accelerating OpenTelemetry’s adoption for a larger audience and an important step forward for technologists looking to further leverage the benefits of OpenTelemetry within their organization.

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