Charity Majors
CTO & Co-founder
Matthew Zeier
Sr. Director, Production Engineering & Operations
j mcsweeny headshot
James McSweeny
Site Reliability Engineer

Application performance monitoring (APM) tools can show you that code quality and performance problems exist but they can't tell you exactly where, why they're happening, or which users they're happening to. Your APM tools were built for simpler monolithic systems. Modern cloud architectures are increasingly complex and unpredictable, yet many teams still find themselves unsuccessfully trying to use yesterday's APM tools to find answers to today's problems.

Honeycomb's observability approach is purpose-built to help you find deeply hidden issues in any environment. Whether you run services as small simple stacks or as incredibly complex distributed multi-cloud systems, Honeycomb will help you get fast answers to any of your application performance questions. That means you can achieve better uptime, build high-quality and fast user experiences, know where exactly to invest engineering time for high-impact service optimizations, and focus your teams on delivering better business outcomes.

Learn how you can achieve similar results by watching our roundtable discussion on-demand. Honeycomb CTO and co-founder, Charity Majors, joins engineering leaders from Lacework and Vanguard as they share lessons they learned by migrating away from APM to Honeycomb.

You’ll learn:

  • How to recognize when it’s time to switch from APM to observability
  • How Honeycomb's observability workflows outperform APM approaches
  • How instrumenting wide-events makes it possible to find hidden patterns and outliers in ways APM simply can't handle
  • Tips for adopting observability and influencing team culture
  • Practical lessons these engineering leaders wish they'd learned sooner when making the shift