During the online Illuminate user conference, Sumo Logic revealed how it is integrating capabilities it gained with the June 2021 acquisition of Sensu, a provider of open source monitoring tools, with its continuous intelligence platform in addition to adding support for data collected via open source OpenTelemetry software.
Sensu Go, a set of tools for implementing monitoring-as-code, is now a core part of the Continuous Intelligence Platform. The company is also now making available in beta Sumo Logic OpenTelemetry Distro and Ecosystem Support, a single agent through which all logs, metrics and traces can be collected from instrumented applications. Sumo Logic is also supports the AWS OpenTelemetry Distro, an offering from AWS that provides similar capabilities. Sumo Logic has also increased the capabilities of Sumo Logic Free to include monitoring-as-code tools created Sensu.
Bruno Kurtic, vice president of product and strategy, said as responsibility for managing applications shifts left toward developers it’s critical to provide observability capabilities that can be programmatically infused into applications. As part of that effort, Sumo Logic is now also offering Sensu Plus, which provides access to an analytics engine for the data the platform collects.
Sumo Logic is also adding machine learning algorithms to provide more context to the alerts the platform generated via an Alert Response feature that is part of the core platform.
The company is also adding support for the operator software that Red Hat created to make it simple to deploy Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence Platform alongside the Red Hat OpenShift platform for building and deploying applications on top of Kubernetes clusters. In addition, Sumo Logic is also providing integration with a total of 38 either new or updated observability applications that integrate with a wide range of third-party platforms.
Finally, Sumo Logic is extending the security observability platform it provides based on its platform to add support for containers and serverless computing functions alongside virtual machines and integrations with third-party endpoint detection and response (EDR), network detection and response (NDR), threat intelligence and managed detection and response (MDR) platforms. The company has also added or updated 26 applications for specific third-party platforms.
Kurtic said Sumo Logic makes it possible for developers and IT operations teams alike to observe an IT environment on an end-to-end basis via a single pane of glass. In some cases, the members of an IT operations team will require a user interface to manage that environment. Developers, meanwhile, might prefer an application programming interface (API) through which observability data is made accessible from within a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform.
Regardless of the type of user, however, IT teams should not have to hire their own data science team to analyze observability data. Instead, the observability platform should embed machine learning algorithms that surface all the benefits of data science without the need to hire additional headcount, he said.
One way or another, DevOps teams will soon routinely benefit from the additional levels of context that observability platforms provide. The challenge will then be determining how best to fix a raft of issues that many DevOps teams today simply didn’t know existed.