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October 6, 2020 By Drew Horn

Building Better Apps: The Open Source Partner Ecosystem

Since its inception last year, the Sumo Logic App Intelligence Partner Program has seen fantastic growth via new, innovative integrations built by our growing partner ecosystem that enable joint customers to extract greater visibility, intelligence and value from their data.

Today, I’m excited to introduce a brand new way for our technology partners and joint customers to collaborate together in an effort to unlock creative new ways to build rich, high quality apps together -- through our innovative open source partner ecosystem!

Starting today, all Sumo Logic technology partners now have the ability to collaborate on Sumo app development in an open source community with joint customers. This new approach knocks down traditional silos, allowing for frictionless engagement on use case identification, ongoing app improvements aligned with partners’ feature enhancements and resolution of issues. The end result is an improved, self-service model based on best open source practices -- all backed by the experts at Sumo Logic.

To encourage a smooth experience, the integrations team at Sumo Logic has launched a streamlined app contribution, review and publication process entirely through GitHub that allows any Sumo Logic user interested in joining the community to propose new features, fixes and updates for apps in development (or currently developed) by participating partners. Contributions are reviewed through a standard fork and pull request workflow by partner and Sumo leads, then are merged and deployed to our app catalog.

“We’re excited to see Sumo Logic open up the partner ecosystem to the community and our joint customers” said Joseph Tibbetts, the Senior Director of Technology Alliances at Mimecast, who is joining the open source ecosystem as a launch partner. “This new collaborative model will allow us to more easily work with customers who are eager to use our upcoming official Sumo app and bring new use cases to the table that benefit the entire ecosystem.”

At Sumo Logic, we believe that the combined knowledge and expertise from partners, customers and Sumos unlocks new value in our ecosystem for the entire community. We can’t wait to see what innovative ideas come to fruition with the expansion of this program.

Stay tuned for future updates as we continue to grow and foster our open source Sumo community.

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Drew Horn

Drew Horn

Director, Business Development, ISVs

As a Director of Business Development, Drew is responsible for providing leadership and evangelism for the App Intelligence Partner Program, helping independent software vendors successfully evaluate and integrate the Sumo Logic platform with their solutions.

Drew has over 15 years of experience in IT ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 500 enterprises across engineering, quality assurance, DevOps, customer success, solutions engineering and professional services.

Recently, Drew was the Senior Director of Automation at Applause (a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company) where he spearheaded the GTM strategy, customer success and professional services for their test automation offering. Prior to joining Applause, Drew lead the DevOps team at Amherst InsightLabs, facilitating the delivery and operation of data analytics platforms used to power Amherst's broker dealer, asset management and single family buyer/renter platforms. Drew started his career in InfoSec, helping enterprise network security software development teams build, test and deliver high quality products. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas, Austin.

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