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Logging as a Service is a simple, highly scalable solution for managing all of your logs in a central, systematic way. With Logging as a Service, a cloud-based log aggregation tool collects log data from across your infrastructure, consolidates it in a central location, and provides the analytics and visualization tools you need to understand the data in your logs.
The conventional approach to log management, which depends on log management tools that run on on-site infrastructure, suffers from several drawbacks:
Logging as a Service eliminates these issues by moving logging tools into the cloud, where they are more reliable, can achieve broad coverage of distributed environments, and don't consume local hosting resources.
Logging as a Service offers a range of benefits to organizations that need a scalable, reliable, and easy-to-implement log management solution.
Because cloud-based logging tools are less likely to fail than those running on local infrastructure, Logging as a Service offers high reliability. It is also endlessly scalable: whether you need to manage just a few logs or many dozens, the same solution can meet your requirements.
By eliminating the need to install logging agents locally, configure internal firewall rules to accommodate them, set up local storage for logs, and so on, Logging as a Service greatly reduces the burden placed on engineers for managing logs.
Logging as a Service offloads responsibility for managing logging software, as well as the infrastructure that hosts it, to a third-party vendor. That means your team can spend more time working with log data and less time managing the tools required to understand that data.
Because Logging as a Service makes it easy to collect and analyze log data from across your entire infrastructure, it maximizes your ability to perform distributed traces and correlate events across complex software environments. In turn, your team can find, understand, and resolve problems faster.
Modern Logging as a Service tools like Sumo Logic give you access to a simple but powerful query language. With prebuilt expressions and operators, you can pull relevant data from logs with ease.
When it comes to understanding trends within log data, a visualization is worth at least a thousand lines of code. Logging as a Service solutions offer built-in visualization tools so that you can make sense of your data without having to install and configure data plotting or graphing tools yourself, or to ingest data into them manually.
When you're busy troubleshooting problems, you don't want to struggle with logging tools that need to be reconfigured, or to have to install an extension manually in order to meet a specific need.
With Sumo Logic logging as a service platform, all the functionality you need is immediately accessible, with no special configuration effort necessary.
On-site logging solutions consume time and resources. They are complex to set up and maintain. They eat up server resources that would be better spent hosting production applications. They come with limited toolsets and integrations.
Logging as a service avoids these shortcomings by moving your logging toolset to the cloud. There is no installation required beyond deploying log collectors, and your tools are updated automatically. You can also take advantage of a broad range of integrations out-of-the-box.
By freeing your team of the burden of installing and maintaining logging tools, Logging as a Service gives them more time to focus on making use of the insights provided by logs. It also allows your organization to use its on-premises hosting resources more efficiently, and it minimizes downtime risks for logging tools.
In all of these ways, Logging as a Service makes log aggregation, storage, and management faster.
Sumo Logic is a complete log aggregation and management solution that is available through a Logging as a Service architecture. Sumo Logic's fast setup process means you can get started collecting and analyzing log data instantly. Sumo Logic also scales to support environments of any size, and it offers dozens of integrations that seamlessly connect virtually any app or environment to Sumo Logic's log management service.
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