Sumo Logic for VMware Digs Deep into Real-Time Insights

Sumo Logic for VMware Digs Deep into Real-Time Insights

VMworld 2012 doesn't start until next week, but the VMware-related announcements have been coming fast and furious. Sumo Logic is the latest vendor to announce a product tied into VMware just before the big show.

The log management and analytics company has released Sumo Logic for VMware, a product designed for collecting, managing and analyzing machine data from VMware (NYSE: VMW) infrastructure. Using the product, enterprises can search, visualize and analyze all VMware logs in real time so they can monitor and detect events within VMware virtual environments.

Sumo Logic designed the product as a petabyte-scale cloud platform and is targeting on-premise log management products as its main competitors. This announcement follows two months after Sumo Logic announced a free log management service built on Amazon Web Services.

The company is positioning its LogReduce technology as the key feature of Sumo Logic for VMware. LogReduce, according to the company, "uses real-time forensics to reduce millions of log lines into a manageable set of patterns that enable IT teams to quickly identify and resolve operational issues." That seems to be at the core of how Sumo Logic can handle a petabyte of information -- which the company says is a first in the industry.

Using the product, IT departments will be able to:


  • Collect and centralize logs and metrics from ESX/ESXi, vCenter Server and individual virtual machines.

  • Correlate VMware events with events generated by host and guest operating systems, applications and networks to gain end-to-end visibility of IT infrastructure issues and performance.

  • Discover issues related to overprovisioning, changes to configuration and virtual machine movement.

  • Gain an in-depth view of important performance metrics such as virtual machine CPU, memory and disk utilization.

  • Determine capacity constrained and underprovisioned physical hosts and idle virtual machines to improve VMware deployment strategy and drive greater efficiency.


This is just one of several announcements from companies leading up to VMworld 2012, following the launch of the VMware vCloud Service Evaluation, the launch of HotLink Hybrid Express for VMware and others.

Hopefully there will still be something for companies to announce actually at the show.
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