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BindPlane OP

Introducing BindPlane OP

Ryan Goins
Ryan Goins

We’re pleased to announce the beta release of BindPlane OP (Observability Pipeline), the first open-source observability pipeline built specifically for OpenTelemetry.

When we launched BindPlane in 2018, we set out to build a best-in-class observability management platform. With over 150 high-fidelity metrics and log integrations, intelligent alerting, and a centralized collector, BindPlane has been the solution IT teams have depended on for managing complex observability data streams and agent configurations.

We’ve worked closely with many of you over the years, and a standard set of challenges and requests have arisen time and again:

  • You have stringent compliance requirements and want an option to deploy BindPlane.
  • Open source has gone from being a nice-to-have to a requirement.
  • It would be best to have more control over where your data flows and the ability to adjust it to control costs.
  • Full integration with your DevOps automation stack is required for today’s scale.

Over the last six months, our team has been working diligently to solve each of these challenges, shifting our focus from building proprietary solutions to open-source ones.

A huge part of that effort has been contributing to the OpenTelemetry project as we realize our vision of delivering a completely open-source telemetry stack.

Here are just a few of the contributions we’ve made this year:

  • We contributed our highly performant logging agent, Stanza, to the OpenTelemetry community, which recently became stable as OpenTelemetry Logging.
  • We contributed 30 metric receivers to the OpenTelemetry project.
  • We created an OpenTelemetry plugin framework, allowing simplified configuration to gather telemetry from popular technologies.
  • We released a distribution of the OpenTelemetry Collector that leverages the Open Telemetry Agent Management Protocol (OpAMP), the first to do so.

Building on those efforts, we’re very excited to introduce the next piece of the stack – BindPlane OP, the first open-source observability pipeline built for OpenTelemetry.

Enterprise-ready, BindPlane OP allows you to control your observability costs and simplify the deployment and management of telemetry agents at scale.

With the beta releasing today, we’ve solidified the foundation of BindPlane OP.

Why BindPlane OP?

Open Source

First off, BindPlane OP will be completely open source. It’s built to work with OpenTelemetry using the new OpAMP protocol for agent management, and over time, we plan to expand support beyond OpenTelemtry to other OSS agents. As we’re still in beta, the repo isn’t open-sourced quite yet, but that’s coming very soon.

Agent Management

BindPlane OP provides you with a single control plane for managing your agents. Want to deploy a configuration to thousands of agents? BindPlane OP won’t blink. Do you have an agent that just disconnected? You’ll instantly see that in BindPlane. Do you need help building a new configuration? No problem, BindPlane will walk you through it.

Data on Demand

Switch an integration between high and low flow modes to collect only the data you need when you need it. Increase the fidelity and flow of your data to quickly solve problems in your environment or reduce fidelity to save on cost. This helps increase the signal in your logging data and reduce your log analytics bills.

Instrument Once. Send Anywhere.

No need for proprietary agents. Deploy the OTel collector to all your hosts and gather metrics, logs, and traces in minutes. Changed your mind about that analytics platform? No problem. OpenTelemetry plus BindPlane means no vendor lock-in. Change the destination in minutes with no need to redeploy.

Enterprise Ready

You asked for a version of BindPlane you could manage internally. We’re delivering that with BindPlane OP, a single Go binary that can be deployed behind your firewall and requires no connection to observIQ.

Try it Now

Today, we’re releasing BindPlane OP in beta, and we’d love to have you try it out as we work toward a general release later this year. Get started now:

  1. Download the beta and start kicking the tires.
  2. Join our Slack community and let us know what you think.

We’re deeply committed to OpenTelemetry and building the solutions that allow the industry to operate on a completely open-source telemetry stack. We’re looking forward to working with you as we realize that vision.

Ryan Goins
Ryan Goins

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