In any discussion about big-picture topics such as cloud migration services, data centers, and microservices, the topic of enterprise logging can get relegated to an afterthought. But you do so at your peril, because without logging, you won’t have critical visibility into your services in order to diagnose and debug efficiently. What’s more, if you’re a large enterprise, you may be violating compliance requirements.
As you add applications and infrastructure components to your data centers, the amount of log data you collect will grow enormously. Combine that with the movement toward ephemeral components with Docker, containers, and Kubernetes, and log data becomes essential.
Proprietary tools for logging layers haven’t kept up with cloud-native trends, so many enterprises are turning to open source software to meet their logging requirements.
Read more at OpenSource.com