Enterprise-Grade Cloud Monitoring & Analytics

VMware Aria Operations for Applications (formerly VMware Tanzu Observability) provides a unified observability multi-cloud management solution with single-source-of-truth visibility and contextualized information across logs, metrics, and traces for greater business agility while maintaining SLAs. Observability provides answers as to why something is wrong and how to fix it.

Unified Observability

View all three pillars of observability (metrics, logs, traces) from a single source of truth.


Get unmatched scalability in the millions of points per second.

Faster Issue Resolution

Pinpoint root cause to improve uptime, gain faster issue resolution, and enjoy greater business agility.

Solutions for Every Observability Use Case

Enterprise DevOps teams can confidently deliver unified observability across their organizations with Aria Operations for Applications. Here are some of the critical use cases for everyday observability:

Kubernetes Observability

Run performant and reliable Kubernetes environments with full-stack visibility of nodes, pods, and containers. Enjoy automated application context out of the box.

Application Observability

Deliver exceptional SLAs and eliminate customer-impacting issues through flexible tracing and analytics using traces and metrics.

Unified Observability

Full stack visibility with traces, metrics, and logs for more actionable insights at scale.

Why We’re Easy to Use

Correlate data across applications, infrastructure, developer and DevOps tools of your choice with packaged dashboards, metrics, and alerts. Gain instant visibility across all major public cloud platforms: AWS, Azure, and GCP.

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State of Observability 2022 Report

This study examines the growth of modern cloud environments—from containers to microservices—and how observability can eliminate monitoring challenges.

Guide to OpenShift Observability

This white paper will explore the crucial role observability plays in OpenShift environments.

Unified Observability by VMware Aria

Learn more about a unified observability platform that brings together metrics, logs, and traces.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have a simple and flexible pay-as-you-go model. Our consumption-based pricing is based on the rate at which you send metric data to Aria Operations for Applications during the course of each month. This gives you the flexibility to start with any size application you want and scale up/down as needed. It’s not dependent on number of hosts or the number of users. It’s highly suited for cloud-optimized, container-based, dynamic environment.

Yes! The free Aria Operations for Applications offering is our Wavefront for Spring Boot Starter for developers. You get full application observability, delivered with free metrics, distributed traces, histograms, and span logs. The free offering includes:

  • Five days of metrics retention
  • Up to 50 points per second (pps) of metrics
  • Up to 25 spans per second (sps) of distributed traces, including OpenTracing and Sleuth support
  • Up to 10 distributions per second (dps) of histograms (distributions)
  • A 30-day free trial invitation for full-featured Aria Operations for Applications

Learn how to get started at https://docs.wavefront.com/wavefront_springboot.html


Talk to us. We have a lot of experience with different customers and applications and can help you estimate your costs. The Aria Operations for Applications pricing starts at $1.50 per data point per second (pps) monthly. To give you an idea, a typical host configuration that is sending 100 metrics every 10 seconds would cost $15 per host per month.

The estimate is based on using Telegraf agent (one of many collection methods) to send data to Aria Operations for Applications. It provides comprehensive infrastructure metrics at up to 1 second resolution, with extra capacity for application and custom metrics. Your actual price may be lower based on quantity and frequency of metrics, and applicable volume discounts.

No, you don’t pay any storage costs for your data.

We understand that you may occasionally have peaks and bursts of data that are not typical–and we don’t want to unfairly charge you for those. We measure the rate that is used for pricing as the 95th percentile of the one-hour averages of data rates for the month. This provides you with a no-cost buffer for occasional peaks and bursts.

Aria Operations for Applications supports metrics, traces, histogrms, span logs, and event data. Standard metrics and custom metrics are the same price. We have many customers who send us a combination of typical system metrics, application metrics (standard and custom), and even custom business metrics. For pricing details, please contact us.

Yes, you have complete control over how much data is sent to Aria Operations for Applications and what that data is.

VMware Aria Operations for Applications ingests, analyzes, and visualizes data from all application delivery phases. As such, it’s fully integrated within the VMware Tanzu family with OOTB integrations with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, Tanzu Mission Control, Tanzu Application Service, Spring, and VMware Application Catalog. Also, Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations features Aria Operations for Applications.

No. We don’t care where that data comes from. You can have as many or as few data collection agents (and integrations) as you like.

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