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September 11, 2019

Sumo Logic Showcases the Intelligence Economy at Illuminate 2019

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 11, 2019 — Sumo Logic, the leader in continuous intelligence, along with its community, partners and users, today brought the Intelligence Economy to life with a number of new announcements and innovations during President and CEO Ramin Sayar’s keynote at its third-annual user conference Illuminate. These innovations include the industry’s first Continuous Intelligence Solution for Kubernetes to help users make faster, better decisions to deploy reliable, scalable and engaging digital service.

“In the Intelligence Economy, digital business is producing a tsunami of data that leaders and employees are under constant pressure to understand and act upon to drive great customer experiences. Without real-time insights that are actionable, these businesses risk falling into the intelligence gap, making them more vulnerable to disruption and irrelevance,” said Ramin Sayar, president and CEO for Sumo Logic. “Together with our user community, we’ve created a new category of software called continuous intelligence, which mirrors the operational and economic model of cloud computing, and is purpose built to help our customers close the intelligence gap and win in the Intelligence Economy.”

A New Approach to Managing Microservices and Kubernetes Based Apps and Services 
According to Sumo Logic’s fourth annual “Continuous Intelligence Report: The State of Modern Applications and DevSecOps in the Cloud” released yesterday, Kubernetes’ explosive adoption is dramatically reshaping the modern application stack. While traditional observability solutions were built to manage Kubernetes from the infrastructure layer, the hyper-scale and complexity of cloud and microservices demand a solution that aligns with the micro-services topology that Kubernetes engineers are building so they can see and manage their environments from both an infrastructure and services perspective. To meet this demand, Continuous Intelligence for Kubernetes provides users with a unified and customizable solution that offers real-time visibility and dynamic navigation based on incoming data and metadata from their unique Kubernetes implementations. Built for DevSecOps, this approach allows site reliability engineers, platform engineers, cloud architects, developers and security analysts to quickly identify and resolve issues impacting their applications.

The new Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence solution for Kubernetes provides improved discoverability, observability and security:

  • Service-centric discoverability through dynamic dashboard hierarchy that automatically maps to the mental model of Kubernetes

Through customizable dashboards and simplified, template-driven troubleshooting customers can quickly deploy the service and begin visually navigating Kubernetes data to discover performance issues across all data sources.

  • Enhanced observability and deeper visibility into microservices running on Kubernetes

Customers receive seamless support for multi-cloud, multi-region and hybrid-cloud architectures with the ability to analyze the ephemeral nature of container-based application data without sacrificing performance or imposing high licensing costs.

  • Bolstered security support from development to operations within a unified platform

This solution provides unprecedented DevSecOps visibility with security events included out of the box, strong integrations with the Kubernetes security ecosystem, and existing best in class security analytics and compliance functionality.

To offer a seamless, scalable Kubernetes security solution, Sumo Logic relies on a strong and growing ecosystem of partners that includes cloud providers, security vendors, and development tools. The Sumo Logic Kubernetes solution delivers out-of-the-box integrations with support for many of the leading DevSecOps tools and vendors across the container and Kubernetes ecosystem, which allows customers to discover and resolve issues faster and more efficiently with new and expanded partners including; Aqua Security, Falco, JFrog, StackRox, Tigera, Prisma, Armory, CircleCI, Codefresh and Harness.

Sumo Logic Global Intelligence: The Power of a Multi-tenant Cloud-native Platform
Launched last year, Global Intelligence makes available the actionable insights generated in real-time from the Sumo Logic community of over 100,000 users. This network effect of insights is only accessible through a multi-tenant platform. This exposes a rich set of anonymized data and intelligence that Sumo Logic delivers to users as industry, community and data insights; in the form of 1) Continuous Intelligence report; 2) peer and global benchmarks and 3) the ability to leverage machine data analytics in data science modeling. At the Illuminate keynote today, Ramin Sayar discussed two new updates to Global Intelligence; the 4th annual Continuous Intelligence Report and new benchmarking capabilities for AWS GuardDuty.

Sumo Logic Global Intelligence for GuardDuty generates continuous machine learning and statistical baselines for KPIs (key performance indicators) and KRIs (key risk indicators) from AWS GuardDuty threat detection service. Those baselines are used by Sumo Logic customers to benchmark, prioritize, and optimize security configuration and detection for their AWS accounts.

Expanded Multi-Cloud Support for Google Cloud Platform
As today’s modern businesses continue to look for ways to differentiate themselves and deliver a seamless experience to their customers, the demand for secure, customizable solutions that support multiple cloud platforms is growing. Sumo Logic was one of the first in the industry to release a comprehensive set of applications for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) that enable real-time collection and analytics of machine data emitted by all major GCP services. Today, Sumo Logic is expanding its support to Anthos and Istio. Anthos is Google Cloud’s open source-based platform that lets enterprises run apps anywhere — simply, flexibly, securely and consistently. Anthos leverages Istio, an open service mesh that provides a uniform way to connect, manage, and secure microservices.

“Until now, adopting cloud meant choosing a vendor, being locked in, having only one choice, and facing an uphill battle integrating existing on-prem services. We launched Anthos to better serve customers who want the option of running their workloads in the environments best suited to their needs. Sumo Logic already supports more than 10 Google Cloud services. With the new support for Anthos and service mesh, our joint customers will now have line of sight visibility and real-time data intelligence from their Sumo Logic dashboards.”
Jennifer Lin, Dir Product Management for Anthos, Google Cloud

The Future of Sumo Logic Licensing and Packaging
Data in today’s digital age is growing at an alarming rate which enterprises are simply unable to keep up with. Unlocking the power of this data at scale is essential for businesses to accelerate their pace of innovation and differentiate the services they deliver to their customers. Today, Sumo Logic outlined how it intends to help these enterprises better leverage their data and close the intelligence gap with packaging and a licensing model that unshackles users from traditional, archaic, server-based licensing models. The innovative credit-based licensing model continues the company’s commitment to cloud economics, and provides unlimited value, choice, and flexibility for customers in both large and small enterprise.

The new Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence Suite of packages is in private beta. The packages come in four options tailored for the buyers and their use cases – Essentials Edition, Enterprise Operations Intelligence solution targeting Monitoring and Troubleshooting use case, Enterprise Security Intelligence solution targeting security analytics and Compliance use case and the all-encompassing Enterprise Suite. Volume discounts will be made available for all Enterprise packages.

“At LendingTree, we’ve invested heavily in a microservices-based, multi-cloud strategy to maintain application reliability and manage cloud spend. It is critical that Sumo Logic is cloud neutral, which enables LendingTree to monitor our Kubernetes infrastructure in a cloud neutral manner. This is not possible without Sumo Logic,” said Jeremy Proffitt, Staff Reliability Engineer, LendingTree.

About Sumo Logic 
Sumo Logic is a secure, cloud-native, Continuous Intelligence Platform for DevSecOps delivering real-time, continuous intelligence from structured, semi-structured and unstructured data across the entire application lifecycle and stack. More than 2,000 customers around the globe rely on Sumo Logic for the intelligence to build, run and secure their modern applications and cloud infrastructures. Only Sumo Logic delivers its platform based on a true, multi-tenant, SaaS architecture, enabling digital businesses to thrive in the Intelligence Economy.

Source: Sumo Logic