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Best Practices for Cloud Logging, Security, & Data Protection This article originally published on the Logentries Blog. When we first founded Logentries in 2010 a lot of people thought Viliam Holub (co-founder, CTO, and the brain behind processing billions and billions of log events in real time) and I were crazy. The common response was: "People are not going to send their logs to the cloud... logs might contain very sensitive data..." Like typical stubborn founders we persevered in spite of this, and today we have more than 35,000 users across 100 countries. Our customers also range from fortune 100 companies to individual developers across almost all verticals from SaaS companies, to healthcare, financial services, commerce and a bunch of others. So, why do companies now trust sending log data to a cloud based service?  Id like to share some of the reasons we have... (more)

Solving the Business App Adoption Riddle

Business applications are a bit of a paradox. They are critical to business operations; you know it, and chances are all the potential business users know it as well. However getting adoption of these platforms is often like pulling teeth. Why should it be so hard to get users to leverage the platform they know they need? To make the problem worse, it might take years for an organization to know it is even a problem. Which means the investment in licensing, support, and setup for the application could be wasted for 1, 2, even 3 years out. Log analysis not only will tell you what ... (more)

What Is Syslog?

What Is Syslog? This post has been written by Dr. Miao Wang, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Performance Engineering Lab at University College Dublin. This post is the first in a multi-part series of posts on the many options for collecting and forwarding log data from different platforms and the pros and cons of each. In this first post we will focus on Syslog, and will provide background on the protocol. What is Syslog? Syslog has been around for a number of decades and provides a protocol used for transporting event messages between computer systems and software applicatio... (more)

The Unicorn Every #DevOps Is Looking For By @TrevParsons | @DevOpsSummit

Shared Services: The Unicorn Every DevOps Is Looking For In my hunt for the mysterious DevOps practice, I've been let down. DevOps are hard to find. When you find them, they do not exactly do what you think they should do. Some DevOps teams only execute on automation for dev; while others are operations folks with a new name; and still others are internal consultants helping operations and developers (but not actually doing the work). In my DevOps scavenger hunt I have identified a new type of creature: shared services (aka the unicorn) What I have learned about this mysterious ... (more)

To Ensure Continuous Delivery By @TrevParsons | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Four Ways to Ensure Continuous Delivery Helps, Not Hurts Customer demands aren't the only thing pushing development and operations teams into more frequent software releases. It is also need for quicker feedback on product quality, the desire to reduce bottlenecks in operations teams, and the goal to utilize less overhead on projects. The concepts and spirit of continuous delivery are well known. However, organizations with existing applications starting to implement continuous delivery still have a lot to consider. Making sure continuous delivery helps, not hurts your organizatio... (more)