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Trevor Parsons

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I recently came across a blog post on OpenOpsIQ asking the question: "With the introduction of real-time logging, why cant we have a single solution for monitoring the entire stack?" In my opinion, you can! As we have seen lately from a survey we carried out across a sample of the Logentries' 25,000+ user base, organizations are starting to apply logs for a wider range of use cases. So why would you do this, and why does using log data to create real-time dashboards for different views into your system make so much sense? Here's a few reasons why I think creating dashboards from your logs is what I like to call a ‘no-brainer': Logs already contain valuable data on your systems. Before you add any log events from your applications, your system components (operating systems, web servers, application servers, databases, load balancers, routers, firewalls etc.) already ... (more)

How to Combine D3 with AngularJs

Last month,  Mark Lacomber wrote a post describing how to use D3.js visualization library at Logentries. I am following up to show how to combine D3 with the AngularJS framework. As we all know, Angular and D3 frameworks are very popular, and once they work together they can be very powerful and helpful when creating dashboards. But, they can also be challenging and confusing especially when new to these frameworks. The right way to incorporate D3 with Angular is to use custom directives. Directives in Angular are essentially functions that are executed on a DOM element. Let's ... (more)

In at the Deep End: Training for High Performance Distributed Systems

Here at Logentries we have a simple philosophy when it comes to hiring: hire the best people we can find and let them jump in at the deep end. That is how we like to learn. Smart people like to go deep and then find out what they don’t know as they work through some real world problems. And, our job is to give them the mentoring and support they need to overcome the blockers quickly and continue the learning process. We ensure they come to us with a great computer science or mathematical background and we take it from there. Logentries TrainingWhen we thought about designing a tra... (more)

Revisiting the Past with Logentries and Syslog

When I was younger I was always amazed by my grandfather. He would revel me in stories about how, when growing up, not only did he not have a car or television, but he had to walk up hill "both ways" to get to school - without shoes! And here I am today more or less saying the same thing about the late 70′s and early 80′s when client-server changeover that occurred during that time and we all had servers sitting in our closets. Setting up syslog back in the day usually involved a large amount of disk space and a fair amount of time. Fast forward to today and the log management ... (more)

Logentries Launches Real-time Log Management

Logentries, the most connected log management and analytics service, today announced a new integration with Geckoboard that brings valuable log data visualizations and analytics to the centralized Geckoboard business dashboard. The Logentries service can also now export real-time log data visualizations and metrics dashboards to other third-party operations dashboards, and teams can access their critical log data from anywhere, at any time. Logentries Shareable Dashboards enable users to build a real-time metrics dashboard within Logentries and easily export via JSON format to a... (more)