What makes AWS log analysis so challenging?

Complex environment for logging

Continuous monitoring of service-specific metrics from numerous applications, OS, and servers can be taxing. IT Teams often lack cloud-native tools to meet complex logging requirements.

Lack of powerful tools for analysis

As enterprises seek 24/7 availability, they need to troubleshoot issues with minimum MTTR. However, traditional tools are not equipped for modern workloads and can get sluggish as log volumes grow.

Difficulties in extracting actionable intelligence

Analyzing AWS web logs can be a time-consuming and rigorous activity. IT teams lack special tools to visualize their logs and get a quick overview of their environment for efficient troubleshooting.

Centralize AWS logs for unified analysis

While AWS offers several services that can significantly improve operational efficiency and overall customer experience, monitoring these services can be a complex challenge. For instance, when using CloudFront, your user requests terminate at the CDN. To track all your CDN logs and extract actionable intelligence, you need to aggregate them over a centralized logging platform like SolarWinds® Loggly®.

In addition to serving as an AWS CloudFront log analyzer, Loggly accepts logs from ALB, ELB, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, SNS, and many other line-separated text files from AWS. With all your AWS logs in one place, you can stay on top of your environment with minimal effort.

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Experience faster search and analytics

Loggly helps you analyze AWS web logs using several advanced features that make analysis quick and effortless. It can search through large volumes of logs and provide quick results for your search queries. Loggly can also automatically parse your logs into various fields to help you hone in on specific information from the logs.

It presents a structured summary of your logs under various fields over its dynamic field explorer, which gets updated automatically. You also get the facility to view your logs in real time using the live tail feature. Further, for analyzing a critical event, you can use the Loggly surround search feature, which helps you inspect all occurrences before and after the event with a single click.

Stay ahead with preconfigured dashboards

Loggly offers pre-configured dashboards for tracking Amazon CloudTrail, Amazon ELB, and Amazon CloudWatch Metrics. You can also create custom dashboards using several charts that visualize your search results. With these charts and dashboards, you can keep track of important trends and spot any aberrations easily.

As these dashboards are sharable, you can keep your team on the same page. Loggly also offers several useful integrations with GitHub, Jira, Slack, and many other Webhook-compatible notification services. These integrations play a crucial role in improving collaboration and operational efficiency.

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