Most traditional log management solutions aren’t equipped to gather and handle logs from a diverse environment containing several containers, container orchestrators, and cloud-based services.
As the volume grows, monitoring and analyzing logs becomes a struggle. Traditional tools take a great deal of time to search through the logs, impede troubleshooting, and reduce operational efficiency.
Teams configure multiple tools for AWS log management, monitoring, and analysis. Shuffling between all these applications is not only a hassle but can increase the mean time to resolution.
Organizations having resources distributed across different AWS regions can struggle to manage and monitor their logs efficiently. SolarWinds® Loggly® offers a cloud-based centralized log management service to solve this challenge.
You can aggregate and analyze all types of text-based logs from AWS as well as your on-premises infrastructure, applications, and services. By using a unified platform to monitor and analyze your logs, you can stay on top of your environment with minimal effort. Further, the agentless architecture and simple setup of Loggly help ensure you don’t have to spend too much time in the initial configuration.
In addition to simplifying the management of AWS logs, Loggly offers multiple features for log search and analysis. It can automatically parse a wide range of logs into various fields and provides near-instant search results.
You can track your parsed logs using the dynamic field explorer, which allows you to extract actionable intelligence from the logs without trial-and-error searches. With surround search, you can quickly inspect the trail of events before and after a critical event to get to the root cause of issues. Further, Loggly allows you to monitor your logs in near real time with live tail.
Loggly offers several integrations with popular DevOps tools to improve collaboration and increase operational efficiency. You can integrate Loggly with tools like Slack and PagerDuty to receive alerts and notifications. It also integrates your logs with GitHub allowing you to get to a troublesome section of the code with a single click.
Further, you can integrate Loggly with Jira to raise and view tickets without leaving the Loggly window. Loggly also offers several pre-configured dashboards to monitor important usage and performance metrics related to your AWS environment. You can also create custom dashboards using multiple charts. As these dashboards are easily sharable, you and your team can get a bird’s-eye view of your environment, spot anomalies, and collaborate to resolve issues quickly.