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Grafana Cloud documentation

The official managed platform for Grafana dashboards, Prometheus/Graphite Metrics and Loki Logs.


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 such as 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.

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What's new
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Get started with Grafana Cloud
Discover how to easily begin using Grafana Cloud by setting up an account, importing sample data, and exploring a range of pre-defined dashboards.
If you are new to observability, this section contains essential information to help you succeed with Grafana Cloud. Explore topics such as observability, Prometheus, metrics, dashboards, and visualizations.
Account management
By creating a Grafana Cloud account and assigning yourself as an admin, you gain the ability to create and manage stacks, send data from local devices and services to Grafana Cloud, provision users, and perform additional tasks. Explore these topics to delve deeper into Grafana Cloud account management.
Alerts & IRM
Grafana Cloud Alerts and Incident Response & Management (IRM) is a tool suite for detecting, responding to, and learning from incidents. It allows you to set alerts for CPU usage thresholds, notify the team of alerts, manage incidents and timelines, create metric usage forecasts, and visualize service availability status.
Connect to data source
Use Grafana data sources to consolidate data from various platforms and vendors. For example, you can connect to external sources like self-hosted Prometheus environments, MongoDB databases for dashboard creation, and REST API endpoints.
Cost management and billing
Grafana Cloud offers administrators centralized tools to effectively manage, control, and optimize observability spending. Use these tools for tasks like monitoring expenses, identifying cost ownership, minimizing invoices, and avoiding unexpected overages.
Developer resources
Explore developer-focused documentation such as the Grafana HTTP API reference and guides for managing your Grafana Cloud stacks and applications using an infrastructure as code provisioning tool.
Instrument and send data
Discover the different methods available for instrumenting and sending data to Grafana Cloud. Options include using integrations, connecting to data sources, and sending data from existing observability solutions to Grafana Cloud.
Monitor applications
Monitor detailed performance information of your applications, such as tracking user-journeys and user experience events for web applications and observing application load and response times.
Monitor infrastructure
Send data to Grafana Cloud to monitor the health and performance of infrastructure services like operating systems, databases, and cloud applications. Examples include monitoring Kubernetes fleet performance, sending metrics from various sources like Prometheus, Graphite, InfluxDB, and DataDog, and tracking server resource usage such as CPU, memory, and disk I/O.
Testing and synthetics
Use Grafana Cloud Synthetic Monitoring and Performance testing tools to proactively test production and pre-production environments, preventing errors and improving application reliability, performance, and availability.
Visualize data
Use the visualizations feature in Grafana Cloud to create informative and visually appealing representations of your data. With a variety of visualization options to choose from, you can customize dashboards to effectively analyze your data and make data-driven decisions with ease.