Getting 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.
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
Visualize your existing observability data, no matter where it’s stored, using a highly-available, fully-managed Grafana service.
Note: We have a glossary of terms that may be new to you as you begin.
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