Grafana Cloud documentation

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.

Get started with Grafana Cloud

There are 3 main ways to get up and running with Grafana Cloud:

  • Use an integration. Integrations embed the configuration for sending a specific type of metric data into the Grafana Agent. Once installed, the integration also automatically configures a set of prebuilt dashboards and alerting rules for your metrics and logging data. There are integrations for Linux machines, databases, applications, and the list is growing frequently. Integrations abstract away the setup, configuration, and exporter involved in shipping observability data to Grafana Cloud and visualizing it. Agent Architecture

  • Ship your Prometheus, Graphite, or Loki data to Grafana Cloud’s scalable, fully-managed endpoints for long-term storage, aggregation, and high performance-querying. Forward your metrics and logs to Grafana Cloud using existing Prometheus, Graphite, or Loki services deployed into your environment with features like remote_write. Local Prometheus Architecture

  • Visualize your existing observability data, no matter where it’s stored, using a highly-available, fully-managed Grafana service. Hosted Grafana Only Architecture

Note: We have a glossary of terms that may be new to you as you begin.