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Collecting In-Container Log Files

Docker and the use of containers is spreading like wildfire. In a Docker-ized environment, certain legacy practices and approaches are being challenged. Centralized logging is the one of them. The most popular way of capturing logs coming from a container is to setup the containerized process such that it logs to stdout. Docker then spools […]

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RSA 2015 “Rise of the Cloud Illuminati”

In 2012, I wrote a Blog on how the RSA Conference was “Back to the Golden Age”. Now, in 2015, it has been confirmed. The excitement created by cloud startup solutions and the SecOps movement has more hype than the upcoming Mayweather vs Pacquiao bout! Having said that, all this great energy has an undercurrent […]

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New Docker Logging Drivers

Docker Release 1.6 introduces the notion of a logging driver. This is a very cool capability and a huge step forward in creating a comprehensive approach to logging in Docker environments. It is now possible to route container output (stdout and stderr) to syslog. It is also possible to completely suppress the writing of container […]

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Collecting and Analyzing CoreOS (journald) Logs w/ Sumo Logic

Towards More and Better Tools With Docker becoming an increasingly popular platform for deploying applications, we’re continually looking into how we can best leverage Sumo to help collect all the logs from containerized apps. We’ve already posted about Docker a few times regarding best collection strategies, and our official Docker image. One other request that […]

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Chef Log Management and Reporting w/ Sumo Logic

Today we’re excited to lift the covers off some of the work we’ve doing with Sumo Logic Technical Alliance partner, Chef!  Over the past few months we’ve found that many Sumo customers rely on Chef to handle automation and configuration management in their environments. Additionally, we’ve also had customers use Chef to automate the deployment of Sumo Logic across their server […]

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No. More. Noise.

756 ‘real’ emails this week, 3200+ more generated by machines and approximately 78,000 push notifications, todos, Jira tasks and text messages – all asking for a piece of your attention. Oh, did you want to get some work done? There’s also a line of people waiting to interrupt you or ask someone near you a […]

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Get ready for PCI, just like we did!

Security is probably top of mind for your enterprise. Companies like Home Depot, Target, Anthem and countless others had painful lessons in 2014, and their security breaches have grown to affect every business in the United States. As if it wasn’t difficult enough keeping tabs on every system in your company, the PCI 3.0 specification went […]

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Optimizing Selectivity in Search Queries

While we at Sumo Logic constantly work to improve search performance automatically, there are some improvements that can only be made by humans who understand what question a search query answers and what the data looks like. In a Sumo Logic query, operators are chained together with the pipe symbol ( | ) to calculate […]

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A New Look for Your Data

As some of you may have seen by now, we’ve launched a fantastic new look and feel for our Dashboards. From top to bottom, we’ve added more unicorns, rainbows and cat-meme-powered visualizations. The end result? We hope you’ll agree: it’s a breath of fresh air that brings a bit more power to your analytics inside […]

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“Goezinta- Goezoutta” – Sumo Logic to align on Power BI

You are wondering about the title. More on that in a minute, first, a peek into why the next great thing in BI gets even better with Big Data insights. So what is Power BI? Power BI is a new SaaS based BI solution from Microsoft. As Microsoft puts it – Power BI fundamentally transforms […]

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An Official Docker Image For The Sumo Logic Collector

Learning By Listening, And Doing Over the last couple of months, we have spent a lot of time learning about Docker, the distributed application delivery platform that is taking the world by storm. We have started looking into how we can best leverage Docker for our own service. And of course, we have spent a […]

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