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May 3, 2013 By Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic Adds Enterprise Software Industry Veteran John McMahon to its Board of Directors

Former BMC, GeoTel, PTC and BladeLogic Senior Executive to Advise Sumo Logic as Firm Grows to Meet Accelerating Demand for Cloud-Based Data Insight

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 03, 2013 – Sumo Logic, the next-generation log management and analytics company today announced that John McMahon, a well-respected software industry veteran, has joined the company's board of directors. McMahon brings more than 25 years of senior management experience to the board, with industry-leading organizations including BMC Software, BladeLogic, GeoTel, Ariba, and Parametric Technology Corporation. McMahon will provide extensive domain and industry knowledge to maximize the potential of Sumo Logic as it grows to meet strong demand for the company’s cloud-based log management and data analytics capabilities. “Sumo Logic is at the forefront of the industry movement towards cloud-based computing and real-time data analytics. The company, with its unique machine data platform, has experienced rapid customer growth in a very short period of time, “ said McMahon. “I look forward to partnering with the leadership team and the rest of the board to help Sumo Logic take advantage of this enormous market opportunity." McMahon’s career in enterprise software has focused on building and running world-class sales, marketing, and professional services organizations at five leading software companies. Prior to joining the board of directors at Sumo Logic, McMahon served as senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Services at BMC Software where he was responsible for $1.4B in annual sales revenues. Prior to BMC, McMahon served as the chief operating officer and senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Services with BladeLogic. At BladeLogic, McMahon played a critical role in transforming the company from startup to public company, with the company’s initial public offering in 2007, and ultimately the firm’s $880 million acquisition by BMC Software. "John is unparalleled in his insight and experience maximizing business growth and company performance," noted Vance Loiselle, president and CEO of Sumo Logic. "His extensive knowledge, and proven methodology for building world-class field organizations made him a clear choice for the board as we position Sumo Logic for the next stage of growth.”

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Sumo Logic is the next generation log management and analytics company that leverages Big Data for real-time IT insights. The company's cloud-based service provides customers with real-time interactive analytics at unprecedented petabyte scale. The Sumo Logic service is powered by patent-pending Elastic Log Processing™ and LogReduce™ technologies, and transforms log data into actionable insights for IT operations, application management, and security and compliance teams. Unlike expensive and complex premise-based solutions, the Sumo Logic service has a low TCO, can be deployed instantly, scales elastically and requires zero maintenance. The company is based in Silicon Valley and is backed by Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. For more information, visit

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