Grafana Labs Named A Cool Vendor in The 2021 Gartner ‘Cool Vendors in Monitoring, Observability and Cloud Operations’ Report

Published: 11 May 2021
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Grafana Labs Named A Cool Vendor in The 2021 Gartner ‘Cool Vendors in Monitoring, Observability and Cloud Operations’ Report

NEW YORK, May 11, 2021 – Grafana Labs, the company behind the open and composable observability platform, today announced that it has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor in the ‘Cool Vendors in Monitoring, Observability, and Cloud Operations’ report.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a Monitoring, Observability and Cloud Operations Cool Vendor by Gartner, and a testament to the hard work our team has done to build a comprehensive observability platform that is loved by our customers and community,” said Raj Dutt, Co-founder and CEO of Grafana Labs. “Over the past few years, we’ve been focused on creating and extending value for our customers with cloud-based and on-premise platforms built on open source that help them to achieve their observability goals.”

According to the report, “Modern infrastructure types, such as containers and cloud-based function computing, are showing the limitations of previous-generation monitoring tools. These new paradigms are ephemeral in nature, often existing only at the time of execution, which creates new challenges in observing applications and the services they provide. Enterprises are also expecting more from these tools. Frequently, the demand is now on not only identifying, isolating and resolving issues, but also optimizing systems in production to maximize throughput or minimize cost.”

Grafana Labs’ leading observability platform is available in both a free or paid cloud offering called Grafana Cloud, as well as the Grafana Enterprise Stack for on-premise. Both feature horizontal scaling and optional support for Grafana Loki (logs), Grafana Tempo (tracing), and Prometheus (metrics). Both the cloud and on-premise options also offer free and commercial plugins to leading data sources, such as Elasticsearch, Jira, Datadog, Splunk, AppDynamics, Oracle, MongoDB, Snowflake, ServiceNow, and more.

To learn more about Grafana Labs’ leading observability solutions, visit

[1] Gartner, ‘Cool Vendors in Monitoring, Observability and Cloud Operations’, Padraig Byrne, Gregg Siegfried, Venkat Rayapudi, Hassan Ennaciri, Pankaj Prasad, April 28, 2021.

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About Grafana Labs

Grafana Labs provides an open and composable monitoring and observability stack built around Grafana, the leading open source technology for dashboards and visualization. There are more than 5,000 Grafana Labs customers, including Bloomberg, Citigroup, Dell Technologies, Salesforce, and TomTom, and more than 20M Grafana users around the world. Grafana Labs helps companies achieve their observability goals with the LGTM Stack, which features scalable metrics (Grafana Mimir), logs (Grafana Loki), and traces (Grafana Tempo) as well as extensive enterprise data source plugins, dashboard management, alerting, reporting, and security. The fully managed Grafana Cloud offering is designed to help organizations get observability up and running easier and faster, with turnkey solutions for Kubernetes and infrastructure monitoring, incident response management, load testing, application observability, and more. Grafana Labs is backed by leading investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital, GIC, Sequoia Capital, Coatue, and J.P. Morgan. Follow Grafana Labs on LinkedIn and Twitter or visit

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