The latest News and Information on Log Management, Log Analytics and related technologies.

What are CDN Logs and Why Do They Matter

Content Delivery Network produces numerous log files called CDN logs to deliver video across the internet to our homes and mobile devices. These logs contain crucial information about the CDN servers' performance and video streaming quality. Also, it contains terabytes of data, which has its own set of hurdles in terms of handling it in real-time and performing analytics to understand user experience and network concerns.

Top 10+ Best System Monitoring Software & Tools [2022 Comparison]

It’s virtually impossible to manage today’s complex IT environments at scale without a comprehensive system monitoring solution that allows you to check the health of all your applications and services from a single pane of glass. When your end users are experiencing difficulties, you must have such a tool in place that lets you quickly ascertain and remediate the root cause of the slowdown or error.

Harnessing AIOps to Improve System Security.

You’ve probably seen the term AIOps appear as the subject of an article or talk recently, and there’s a reason. AIOps is merging DevOps principles with Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Machine Learning. It provides visibility into performance and system data on a massive scale, automating IT operations through multi-layered platforms while delivering real-time analytics.

How to save on your Azure Monitor and Log Analytics Costs

Thomas Stringer has a couple of great blog posts on how to understand your Azure monitoring costs and also on how to reduce your costs, see Azure Monitor Log Analytics too Expensive? Part 2 – Save Some Money | Thomas Stringer (trstringer.com). In the past I’ve blogged on How to calculate the Azure Monitor and Log Analytics costs associated with AVD (not an easy task!).

Kickstart your Splunk App with @Splunk/Create

I’ve been contributing to, and creating, Splunk apps for the better part of the last 10 years. But never have I felt more excited to be a Splunk Developer than right now. One of the primary reasons why I am so excited is because of build tools like @splunk/create. At Splunk, we recognize that developers are so crucial to our entire ecosystem.

LogStream for InfoSec: VPC Flow Logs - Reduce or Enrich? Why Not Both?

In the last few years, many organizations I worked with have significantly increased their cloud footprint. I’ve also seen a large percentage of newly launched companies go with cloud services almost exclusively, limiting their on-premises infrastructure to what cannot be done in the cloud — things like WiFi access points in offices or point of sale (POS) hardware for physical stores.

Monitoring AWS Spot instances using Sumo Logic

Spot worker nodes on EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service) are a great way to save costs by allowing customers to take advantage of unused capacity. With Sumo Logic, we have experimented with and adopted spot worker nodes for some of our EKS clusters to see if we can pass along the same benefits. We decided to share some of the learnings, challenges, and caveats with using spot instances along with the monitoring setup.

Unpack Kubernetes Blindspots in 5-Minutes

With Kubernetes being used to scale the operation of containerized microservice architectures, mass amounts of metrics are being delivered on a continuous basis. That continuous stream of data damages the possibility of ensuring the performance of your IT footprint. Especially if the proper tools are not in place to pinpoint missing data. Humio’s ability to gather deep insight from unstructured and structured data provides the visibility needed to highlight what is unseen.