Grafana Labs + U.S. Government

United States government agencies, including the Department of Defense, rely on Grafana Labs to visualize and unify their data from disparate sources. Authorized by the DoD’s Iron Bank for use on both classified and unclassified software, Grafana OSS and Grafana Enterprise provide single-pane-of-glass observability to support vital missions. 

Grafana Labs users across the U.S. government are tackling challenges like bringing together siloed observability data, scaling metrics, and reducing prohibitively expensive logging costs with the open source Grafana LGTM stack (Loki for logs, Grafana for visualization, Tempo for traces, Mimir for metrics) and the fully managed Grafana Cloud observability platform.

Here are some common use cases:

  • Using Prometheus + Loki to scale metrics and logs for Kubernetes environments
  • Leveraging Grafana for data visualization as a single pane of glass
  • Implementing Kubernetes infrastructure monitoring for newly re-architected applications


“Grafana is a critical option for our developers as a unique visualization and dashboarding capability. Its interoperability with a multitude of data sources is crucial for the DoD; we’re one of the largest organizations on the planet, and we know that one size doesn’t fit all. Iron Bank authorization for Grafana, Prometheus, and Loki gives our teams instant access to powerful observability tools that are essential for keeping DoD software running reliably and having the right insights.” 

- Nicolas M. Challan, former Chief Software Officer of the U.S. Air Force