History of Grafana
The Grafana project was started by Torkel Ödegaard in 2014 and in the last couple of years has become one of the most popular open source projects on GitHub.
“The goal when creating Grafana was to make the things I found hard, and other people found hard, more easy and accessible. That way, more people could actually start instrumenting their applications and creating dashboards by themselves. Make the tools of observability accessible to everyone in an organization, not just the single Ops person.”
CGO, Co-founder, Grafana Labs
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Fully managed observability stack
Offered as a fully managed service, Grafana Cloud is the fastest way to adopt Grafana and includes a scalable, managed backend for metrics, logs, and traces.
Managed and administered by Grafana Labs with free and paid options for individuals, teams and large enterprises.
Includes a robust free tier with access to 10k metrics, 50GB logs, 50GB traces, 2 weeks data retention and 3 users.
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Grafana’s powerful visualization and alerting, enhanced with access to Enterprise data source plugins and built-in collaboration features.
A self-managed option for organizations that have special requirements around data localization and privacy.