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December 7, 2016 By Kalyan Ramanathan

Sumo Logic + New Relic = Comprehensive Application and Infrastructure Operations

At AWS re:Invent 2016 last week, New Relic and Sumo Logic announced a partnership that brings together two leaders in application operations. The integrated solution combines machine data analytics with application and infrastructure performance data to enable joint customers to use the New Relic Digital Intelligence Platform for visualizing the impact of software performance on customer experience and business outcomes. Why is this important and what does this mean for the industry?

New Relic is the leader in Application Performance Management and provides detailed performance metrics across an enterprise’s digital business – customer experience, application performance, and infrastructure. Thousands of enterprises use the New Relic solution to proactively monitor and manage application performance alerts (“latency of application is spiking, application is unavailable etc.”). However, to get to the root cause of issues, IT teams also need complete visibility into the logs associated with the application, transactions and the supporting infrastructure.

And that is where the integrated Sumo Logic – New Relic solution comes in.

Sumo Logic turns machine data – structured and unstructured into operational insights, helping organizations more effectively build, run and secure modern applications and infrastructure. The Sumo Logic service enables customers to ingest and analyze logs with patented machine learning algorithms. And when integrated with New Relic’s full-stack visibility provides joint customers with:

  • Complete picture of what’s happening with users, applications, and instances
  • Proactive identification of application and infrastructure performance issues
  • Faster troubleshooting and root cause analysis leveraging APM and log data


However, it’s not just the comprehensive and integrated APM and log analytics views that distinguishes this partnership. What makes this partnership unique is the “operating model” of the two solutions. Like Sumo Logic, New Relic also focuses on modern applications and infrastructures that are developed using agile/DevOps methodologies, use microservices style distributed architectures and typically run in highly elastic and scalable cloud environments. And like Sumo Logic, New Relic is also a SaaS service, providing fast time-to-value and low total-cost-of-ownership for its customers (incidentally, both Sumo Logic and New Relic are in the newly announced AWS SaaS subscription marketplace)

At Sumo Logic, we are thrilled to partner with New Relic. We believe that application operations is undergoing fundamental transformations and companies like Sumo Logic and New Relic are bringing a new vision to this market. Stay tuned to see more integration details emerge from this partnership.

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Kalyan Ramanathan

Kalyan Ramanathan

Kalyan has more than 20 years of experience in software and marketing and brings a a deep understanding of the IT operations and management market.

Prior to Sumo Logic, Kalyan was the VP of Product Marketing at AppDynamics. He has also served as CMO at Crittercism, VP of Marketing at Electric Cloud and as Senior Director of Product Marketing at Opsware/HP.

Kalyan began his career at Intel and has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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