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APM is Not Enough

As a long time APM guy, and for someone who has spent quite a bit of time building monitoring tools such as transaction tracers, memory analysers, tools for analysing garbage collection behaviour etc. it pains me to say this, but sometimes APM is not enough. In fact, a recent blog... Read More

5 Great Blogs for DevOps

If you are a DevOps professional looking to get more involved or further your learning, or just looking for some entertaining, insightful content, we wanted to put together a list of 5 great blogs for DevOps. And, we know we missed some, so feel free comment and share what other... Read More

HipChat, PagerDuty & Campfire Integrations – Webhooks

We’ve had a lot of users ask for third-party integrations for our Tags & Alerts lately…so we delivered! You can now configure your Logentries Alerts to be sent to Campfire, HipChat, and PagerDuty, plus there’s plenty more to come. This allows our users to easily aggregate alerts from across their stack into... Read More

What is “real-time” anyway…?

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I love a good buzzword…cloud, big data, analytics …And even more than the buzzwords, I love the liberties people tend to take applying these buzzwords to their new systems and services. Such buzzwords regularly get abused and often get washed into marketing material and product websites in an attempt to… Read More

Posted in Alerts, Log management, Logentries, Monitoring

In At The Deep End: Training For High Performance Distributed Systems

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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… Read More

Posted in DevOps, Log management, Logentries, performance

Welcome to the Logentries Family!

This week I joined Logentries as the Director of Customer Success.   After a whirlwind two days of drinking from the proverbial fire hose, I can say that I’m even more excited now than I was before I joined. Since hopefully I will be working with many of you, I wanted… Read More

Posted in Customers, Logentries

A Note on Logentries Security

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The recent OpenSSL vulnerability CVE-2014-0160, nicknamed “Heartbleed,” affected large part of the Internet. It was caused by a relatively trivial bug, a missing check for an input value, which can lead to a buffer overrun, causing leaking of an unrelated block of memory. This can ultimately lead to compromising of the… Read More

Posted in Security

Automating logging to Logentries

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Staying on the subject of devops, specifically server automation and monitoring, I’m going to show you how you can automatically send logs to Logentries using Chef and Vagrant. If you are unfamiliar with either of these technologies I suggest you have a look through my previous posts to bring you… Read More

Posted in AWS, Cloud, DevOps, Log management, Logentries, Monitoring

Saving Searches and Saving Time

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We encourage our customers to always share new feature ideas with us, and one common request we have been hearing is for the ability to save log searches so they can easily be run later. We’re happy to announce that this feature has just been released! I wanted to share… Read More

Posted in Log management, Logentries, Search, Tips & Tricks

The Value of “Easy Peasy”

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One customer recently summed up our service, “With Logentries I don’t have to SSH to a server to get logs and debug a problem, it’s easy to get to the logs.  No need for remote desktop or anything like that…Easy peasy!” I love this description because it is exactly what… Read More

Posted in Community, Customers, Log management, Logentries, Start up

APM is Not Enough

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As a long time APM guy, and for someone who has spent quite a bit of time building monitoring tools such as transaction tracers, memory analysers, tools for analysing garbage collection behaviour etc. it pains me to say this, but sometimes APM is not enough. In fact, a recent blog… Read More

Posted in APM, Application Performance Monitoring, Cloud, DevOps, Feature, Logentries

Logs As Data – What Are the Top Use Cases For Your Logs?

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The humble log has largely been thought of as a data source that is there “just in case” there is a problem: a record of what has happened, that provides the evidence needed, when you are required to investigate a system issue or security event, for example. Generally logs have… Read More

Posted in Business Metrixs, Howto, Log management, Monitoring, Tips & Tricks

Tracking Events Through Complex Stacks – Part 2

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In part 1 of this post, I went through the general issue of how systems have become more complex, utilizing more and more components and frameworks from 3rd parties. The disadvantage of this being the loss of insight into what’s happening behind all these closed doors, increasing the difficulty of identifying… Read More

Posted in Alerts, DevOps, Howto, Log management, Monitoring, Tips & Tricks