As organizations increasingly adopt DevOps as part of the digital initiative, the very nature of DevOps is rapidly changing. As DevOps as a Service, security-first design patterns, containerization and microservices come into focus, it’s clear that DevOps is becoming the de facto means by which organizations build, run and secure their modern applications.
Yesterday at AWS re:Invent 2016, Sumo Logic Co-Founder and CTO Christian Beedgen presented his vision for machine data analytics in a world where modern apps are disrupting virtually every vertical market in business. Every business is a software business, Marc Andreessen wrote more than five years ago. Today, driven by customer demand, the need to differentiate and the push for agility, digital transformation [...]
Consider a situation in which you’ve developed a groundbreaking website, and you would like to share your content with the world. The problem is that your hosting provider is based in New York, and you’re concerned that a user from a different region, such as Europe or Australia, won’t be able to view your content quickly and reliably. Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) solution that allows your [...]
The founders of Sumo Logic recognized early on when they founded the company that in order to remain competitive in an increasingly disruptive world, companies would be moving to the cloud to build what are now being called modern apps. Hence, Sumo Logic purposefully architected the Sumo Logic machine data analytics platform from the ground up on Amazon Web Services. Along the way, Sumo Logic has acquired a vast [...]
If you’re working with Puppet, there’s a good chance you’ve run into problems when configuring a diverse infrastructure. It could be a problem with authorization and authentication, or perhaps with MCollective, Orchestration or Live Management. Puppet logs can provide a great deal of insight into the status of your apps and infrastructure across the data center. Knowing where to look is just the first step. Knowing [...]
This week we deployed our new Github pages site, Sumo Logic Developers, to showcase some of the cool open-source projects that are being built in and around Sumo Logic. The goal is to share the knowledge and many projects that are being built by our customers, partners and everything in the wild. Aside from the official Sumo Logic repositories, there’s also a lot of tribal knowledge: Our Sales Engineers and [...]
In June Sumo Dojo (our online community) launched a contest to learn more about how our customers are using Amazon Web Services like EC2, S3, ELB, and AWS Lambda. The Sumo Logic service is built on AWS and we have deep integration into Amazon Web Services. And as an AWS Technology Partner we’ve collaborated closely with AWS to build apps like the Sumo Logic App for Lambda. So we wanted to see how our customers are [...]
Last week I introduced Sumo Logic Developers’ Thought Leadership Series where JFrog’s Co-founder and Chief Architect, Fred Simon, came together with Sumo Logic’s Chief Architect, Stefan Zier, to talk about optimizing continuous integration and delivery using advanced analytics. In Part 2 of this series, Fred and Stefan dive into Docker and Dockerizing microservices. Specifically, I asked Stefan about initiatives [...]
As part of the Sumo Logic’s Thought Leadership Series, JFrog’s Co-founder and Chief Architect, Fred Simon, came together with Sumo Logic’s Chief Architect, Stefan Zier, last week to share their insights into topics ranging from continuous integration and delivery to building apps with Docker and architecting for microservices. The series launches in advance of a webinar on July 21 at 10:00 am that dives into the [...]
Recently, Sumo Dojo ran a contest in the community see who is analyzing Docker logs with Sumo Logic, and how. The contest ran the month of June and was presented at DockerCon. Last week, the Sumo Dojo selected the winner, Brandon Milsom, from Australia-based company Fugro Roames. Roames uses remote sensing laser (LIDAR) technology to create interactive 3D asset models for powerline networks for energy companies in [...]
Developers, IT Ops engineers and enterprise professionals converged on DockerCon 2016 with a vengeance and Sumo Logic was on hand to show them how the Sumo Logic platform gives them visibility into their Docker ecosystems. We also released a new eBook for practitioners, Docker, From Code to Container that provides best practices for building, testing and deploying containers and includes hands-on exercises with [...]
This week, CEO Ramin Sayar offered insights into Sumo Logic’s Unified Logs and Metrics announcement, noting that Sumo Logic is now the first and foremost cloud-native, machine data analytics SaaS to handle log data and time-series metrics together. Beginning this week Sumo Logic is providing “early access” to customers that are using either Amazon CloudWatch or Graphite to gather metrics. That’s good news for [...]
What is containerization? Software containers are a form of OS virtualization where the running container includes just the minimum operating system resources, memory and services required to run an application or service. Containers enable developers to work with identical development environments and stacks. But they also facilitate DevOps by encouraging the use of stateless designs.
Back in October Sumo Logic opened up its beta program of the Sumo Logic Add-on for Heroku. Today we are pleased to make the Sumo Logic Add-on generally available in the Heroku Elements marketplace, and adding support for Private Spaces. The Sumo Logic Add-on for Heroku helps PaaS developers to build, run and secure their applications. Using Sumo Logic’s pre-built dashboards, predictive analytics and features like [...]
Support for Docker logging has evolved over the past two years, and the improvements made from Docker 1.6 to today have greatly simplified both the process and the options for logging. However, DevOps teams are still challenged with monitoring, tracking and troubleshooting issues in a context where each container emits its own logging data. Machine data can come from numerous sources, and containers may not agree on [...]
In my last post I wrote about how DevOps’ emphasis on frequent release cycles leads to the need for more troubleshooting in production, and that developers are being frequently being drawn into that process. Troubleshooting applications in production isn’t always easy: For developers, the first course of action is to drop down to terminal, ssh into the environment (assuming you have access) and begin tailing log [...]
Someone recently asked me, rather smugly I might add, “who’s ever made money from open source?” At the time I naively answered with the first person who came to mind, which was Rod Johnson, the creator of Java’s Spring Framework. My mind quickly began retrieving other examples, but in the process I began to wonder about the motivation behind the question. The inference, of course, was that open source is free. Such [...]
As organizations embrace the DevOps approach to application development they face new challenges that can’t be met with legacy monitoring tools. Teams need DevOps Visibility. While continuous integration, automated testing and continuous delivery have greatly improved the quality of software, clean code doesn’t mean software always behaves as expected. A faulty algorithm or failure to account for unforeseen [...]
Today, Sumo Logic is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Heroku to bring a new level of real-time visibility to Heroku logs. Now Heroku developers will be able to select the Sumo Logic add-on directly from the Heroku marketplace, and quickly connect application, system and event logs to the Sumo Logic service with just a few clicks. Developers can then launch the Sumo Logic service directly from their [...]
In test driving the new Heroku Add-on for Sumo Logic beta, I needed to create a simple app on Heroku, then start logging data. Heroku is a managed container environment that supports several popular development stacks including Java, Ruby and Node.js. This Quick Start walks you through the steps of creating a Ruby app on Heroku, then shows how you can deploy the app and begin logging data in real-time using the [...]
According to the Puppet Labs’ 2015 State of DevOps Report high-performing IT organizations deploy 30 times more frequently with 200 times shorter lead times; they have 60 times fewer failures and recover 168 times faster. While staggering, those numbers should also lend credence to the fact that DevOps, however you spell it, is working.
DevOps isn't just about change -- it's about continuous, automated change. It's about ongoing stakeholder input and shifting requirements;about rapid response and fluid priorities. In such a change-dominated world, how can the concept of change management mean anything? But maybe that's the wrong question. Maybe a better question would be this: Can a change-dominated world even exist without some kind of built-in [...]