Many of the tasks cloud engineers perform boil down to monitoring and logging. On Google Cloud, Stackdriver is the first-party service we'll use for monitoring and logging.
Stackdriver allows us to create alerts based on built-in metrics, as well as custom metrics. It also provides us with a robust logging tool that's capable of reading logs from the different services running on our instances.
In this lesson, we'll learn about alerts, custom metrics, logging, and log sinks.