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Christian Beedgen

Christian Beedgen

As co-founder of Sumo Logic, Christian brings 15 years experience creating industry-leading enterprise software architecture. Christian played critical roles at ArcSight from 2001 through January 2010, most recently serving as Chief Architect for event-based products, ArcSight ESM and ArcSight Logger. He led development teams that built and delivered the core of the ArcSight product line across server infrastructure and user interaction. He designed and implemented the core backend event handling and object-relational mapping frameworks, and was integral in the design and development of core product features such as a flexible framework for real-time query processing. Christian also co-designed and implemented a patented approach to display large result sets that change dynamically. Prior to ArcSight, he was co-founder of Gigaton, an infrastructure software company enabling distributed file management solution over IP-enabled networks. Christian holds degrees from Humboldt University of Berlin and Fachhochschule Brandenburg.

Update On Logging With Docker

A Simpler & Better Way In New Docker Logging Drivers, I previously described how to use the new Syslog logging driver introduced in Docker 1.6 to transport container logs to Sumo Logic. Since then, there have been improvements to the Syslog logging driver, which now allows users to specify the address of the Syslog server to […]

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The Power of 5

Five years, five rounds of financing, five hundred customers already and 500 Sumo employees down the road. And there’s another 5 hidden in this story which you will have to puzzle out yourself. We welcome our new investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth and Institutional Venture Partners, as well as Glynn Capital and Tenaya Capital. And […]

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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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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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An Official Docker Image For The Sumo Logic Collector

Note: This post is now superceded by Update On Logging With Docker. 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 […]

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Shifting Into Overdrive

How Our Journey Began Four years ago, my co-founder Kumar and I were just two guys who called coffee shops our office space. We had seen Werner Vogel’s AWS vision pitch at Stanford and imagined a world of Yottabyte scale where machine learning algorithms could make sense of it all. We dreamed of becoming the […]

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Me at the End of the World

December 20th, 2012. Airport San Francisco. I am sitting at gate 101, waiting to board a plane to Frankfurt, as I do every year around this time. Today I will be flying on an Airbus 380, for the first time in my life. When I arrive in Frankfurt, it will already be the 21st. So, […]

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The Precursor Legacy

This past week has seen the long-awaited Splunk IPO turn into a reality. After nearly 10 years together at ArcSight, Kumar and I were along for the ride in 2008 when ArcSight went public. We know on a very deep level how hard it is for any company to reach this milestone. Our hats are […]

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