LogDNA Extends Log Management Reach


In addition, LogDNA has expanded an existing alliance to IBM to add support for instance of Red Hat OpenShift running on VMware platforms hosted on the IBM Cloud, which enables IT teams to centralize log management using LogDNA and IBM Log Analysis.

Chris Nguyen, chief strategy officer for LogDNA, said the goal is to continue to establish partnerships that will enable DevOps teams to manage larger swaths of the IT environment via a single pane of glass.

Vercel has been gaining traction as a provider of an open source reactive programming framework that is being employed to build more interactive front ends for web and mobile applications.

LaunchDarkly is a feature management platform that serves more than 6 trillion feature flags a day spanning 14 million mobile devices and 3 million servers. The integration between LogDNA and LaunchDarkly enables developers to rapidly iterate on feature flags using logging data surfaced by LogDNA.

Nguyen said that as IT environments continue to become more complex, more organizations are relying on log analytics to reduce the noise level being created by all the tools and platforms that make up a modern IT environment. The challenge IT organizations face is most of them can’t find or retain a site reliability engineer (SRE), so they need tools that enable developers to make better-informed decisions.

LogDNA is making the case for a log management platform deployable in the cloud or on-premises, designed for DevOps teams as an alternative to existing log management platforms that were designed for IT administrators who rely on graphical tools. LogDNA instead provides developers access to log analytics that are accessed via command-line interfaces (CLIs) and REST application programming interfaces (APIs).

It’s not clear whether or how much IT organizations may be willing to replace legacy log management platforms. However, as more organizations embrace best DevOps practices that include observability as a core tenet, LogDNA is betting those organizations will prefer an approach to log management aimed at developers rather than IT operations staff.

As DevOps teams assume more responsibility for the management of IT on an end-to-end basis, a seismic shift in IT tooling is underway. Providers of legacy IT tools are quickly shifting toward making APIs and CLIs available in response to a range of startups that are making available tools designed from the ground up to appeal more to DevOps teams. It’s too early to say how this battle for control over observability will play out, but the number of providers of tools for DevOps teams has never been greater.

In the meantime, many DevOps teams are still sorting out when best to employ log analytics, metrics and distributed tracing to optimize IT environments. The challenge these days isn’t so much being able to discover what’s occurring in an IT environment as much as it is making sense of it all.

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