Grafana Cloud documentation

You can use Grafana Cloud to avoid installing, maintaining, and scaling your own instance of Grafana. Create a free account to get started, which includes free forever access to 10k metrics, 50GB logs, 50GB traces, & more.

Grafana Cloud is a highly available, performant, and scalable observability platform for your applications and infrastructure. It provides a centralized view over all of your observability data, whether the data lives in Grafana Cloud Metrics services or in your own bare-metal and cloud environments.With native support for many popular data sources like Prometheus, Elasticsearch, and Amazon CloudWatch, all you have to do to begin creating dashboards and querying metrics data is to configure data sources in Grafana Cloud.

To get started with a forever free Grafana Cloud account, sign up at

To help you learn to use Grafana Cloud, here is an annotated list of selected documentation content. This is not exhaustive; check out the table of contents to explore further.

  • Grafana Cloud fundamentals describes the primary ways people begin their Grafana Cloud journey from a high-level along with diagrams to assist with understanding, links to next steps, and provides information about foundational ideas and other useful topics.
  • Connect your data to Grafana Cloud will help you identify the best way to connect your metrics, logs, and traces to your Grafana Cloud account.
  • Quickstarts is a set of start-to-finish use cases providing all the steps to set things up to meet specific needs.
  • Many users find the Grafana Agent combined with Integrations to be a powerful and easy way to get up and running quickly.
  • Prometheus is an extremely common metrics source among Grafana Cloud users, even before they sign up and get started; this page will help you connect existing Prometheus time series databases to Grafana Cloud and more.
  • Billing and Support pages will help you understand your account and set expectations as you begin and continue with Grafana Cloud.
  • Kubernetes contains guides that will show you how to ship your Kubernetes cluster observability data to Grafana Cloud.