Logz.io moves toward application observability in the cloud, raises questions on open source
Logz.io unveils its cloud offering for infrastructure monitoring based on open source platforms Elastic and Grafana. Its strategy may give it an edge, but also raises open source sustainability questions
Logz.io is an interesting vendor. Founded in 2014, it has managed to raise about $100 million and build a team of 250 people to date, on the premise of offering an open-source based solution for log management.
Today in AWS reInvent, Logz.io announced the latest addition to its portfolio: a cloud observability platform, that correlates metrics and logs to speed up investigative work and time to resolution. The platform is based on Grafana and is currently available in Beta.
ZDNet caught up with Logz.io CEO, Tomer Levy, to discuss the new platform, business strategy, and open source.
Logz.io calls its cloud observability platform the culmination of its three product offerings. The company’s first product was Log Management. The idea was to provide the ELK Stack (Elastic-Logstash-Kibana) as a fully managed service and enhance it with advanced data analytics features to increase developer productivity and decrease time to resolution.
From there, the company went on to offer Cloud SIEM (Security Information and Event Management). Cloud SIEM aims to provide simple DevOps-native threat detection and analytics built solution, again built on the ELK Stack. In other words, Logz.io went from offering a platform, to offering a domain-specific solution on that platform.