Dig into your logs for higher performance and business advantage

Anoop Prasad | 29 Nov 2017 | Newsletter, Cloud Performance

Log management has assumed center-stage in enterprise technology systems with the uptake of distributed computing. Hybrid environments with resources within the enterprise and somewhere in the cloud are enabling dynamic scalability but creating layers of management complexity. At the same time, new architectural design practices such as micro services and containers have ushered a lot of flexibility but created opaque systems, making it difficult to trace bugs and identify vulnerabilities.

These challenges can be overcome by having a centralized log management system which captures, processes and turns logs into insightful data. A good log management system should be able to do this and more.

Specifically organizations have leveraged log management for the following benefits:

Organization must have clear intent and strategic approach to implement log management. Business and technology managers should understand that logs provide critical data that can be converted into valuable insights by analysing events and system activities over a period of time.

The first step towards log management is to aggregate the data in a central location. However, enterprise strategy for log management must be aligned with the objectives you want to achieve, so aggregate only selected logs to avoid an avalanche of data.

Finally, data visualization and presentation is critical to enable easy information consumption and tools must have this capability.

Log management is complex and requires deep skills and expertise for effective deployment. Umbrella has worked with organizations helping them to save costs, get insights into customer behaviour, optimize system performance and achieve enhanced security with smart log management strategies. If you would like to know more about log management, do contact us to Alok @9560700360.

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