Recently, we held a webinar where Chris Nguyen, LogDNA Co-Founder, and Norman Hsieh, our Head of Business Development talked about the ever increasing production of data, the shift from monitoring to observability, and the evolution of production infrastructure into multi-cloud. LogDNA is uniquely positioned to have enabled thousands of customers to gain deep insights into their evolving DevOps infrastructure. As the industry has shifted to microservices and Kubernetes we have helped our customers migrate and deploy world-class infrastructure.
DevOps Observability Highlights:
DevOps teams are going to be busy for a while—the amount of data being generated is growing exponentially.
Evolution of infrastructure started with virtualization with VMware in 1999, then the launch of AWS in 2006, then Docker and Kubernetes in 2014.
Evolution of logging: In the past decade, the shift was from remote access log files to centralized logging. Modern day logging is a big data challenge. The problem is how to scale across containers, environments and clouds?
As DevOps has evolved, monitoring requirements have shifted into what's called Observability, which is to answer three important questions at all times—Is the system healthy? If not, why not? And, where can we start debugging?
The three Pillars of Observability are logging, metrics, and traces.
Types of log management solutions: cloud, on-prem or private cloud, and multi-cloud.
The reality is that company infrastructure is no longer homogeneous—it's often a mix of public cloud, private cloud, and on-prem.
The shift to multi-cloud is happening because of changes in data governance rules, requirements for security and compliance by region and the cost of scaling.
The future of logging is the ability to view your growing data across multiple regions and platforms in a centralized location that can be accessed by multiple teams.
Log management is critical to the future of DevOps so when evaluating, be sure to look at business and technical requirements for security and compliance.
Consider what you want to do with the data, how fast you need to be able to search your logs as your volume grows, how fast your business is growing, how you'll onboard new engineers as your teams grow, your retention needs, and your budget.
Companies that take a proactive approach to growing their business know that the right log management partner is key to their success.