In October of last year, I joined Sumo Logic to lead sales and go-to-market functions with the goal of successfully launching our newly established Japan region in Tokyo. The launch was highly received by our customers, partners, prospects and peers in the Japanese market and everyone walked away from the event optimistic about the future and hungry for more! It certainly was an exciting time not only for the [...]
Puppet is a software configuration management and deployment tool that is available both as an open source tool and commercial software. It’s most commonly used on Linux and Windows to pull the strings on multiple application servers at once. It includes its own declarative language to describe system configurations. In today’s cloud environments that consist of hundreds of distributed machines, Puppet can help in [...]
As discussed in our previous post, we recently had the opportunity to present some interesting challenges and proposed directions for data science and machine learning (ML) at the 2018 Scale By the Bay conference. While the excellent talks and panels at the conference were too numerous to cover here, I wanted to briefly summarize three talks in particular that I found to represent some really interesting (to me) [...]
In order to effectively manage and monitor your infrastructure, a web admin needs clear and transparent information about the types of activity going on within their servers. Server logs provide a documented footprint of all traffic and errors that occur within an environment. Apache has two main log files, Error Logs, and Access Logs.
Microsoft Windows Internet Information Services (IIS) log files provide valuable information about the use and state of applications running on the web. However, it’s not always easy to find where those files are to determine important aspects of app usage like when requests for servers were made, by whom, and other user traffic concerns.
The security industry is retooling with analytics to proactively find threats inside the infrastructure, reduce the downtime between compromise and detection, and help security operations respond to alerts. Machine learning analytics embracing IT, network and security data sources is driving new approaches to security operations. A prime example is the powerful acceptance of SIEM in cloud [...]
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