SolarWinds Expands Microservices Prowess With Acquisition Of Loggly

IT services management vendor SolarWinds upped its cloud software game on Monday by purchasing a log monitoring and analytics specialist that provides software-as-a-service to enterprise customers.

Loggly, a privately-held vendor founded in 2009, allows businesses to proactively collect, organize and outline their log data for trend analysis and intelligent insights with its flagship logging solution. The San Francisco-based company is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner and a Docker Ecosystem Technology Partner that works with more than one-third of Fortune 500, according to its LinkedIn page.

The deal also brings key cloud software and analytics engineering talent to SolarWinds with the addition of two Loggly executives, former CTO and vice president of engineering Manoj Chaudhary and vice president of product Vito Salvaggio. The two men will take up leadership roles within SolarWinds' engineering and product teams, respectively.

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SolarWinds plans to commit further investment to Loggly, with particular emphasis on technology development, and integrate its solution with the rest of the Austin, Texas-based vendor's cloud-based SaaS offerings. Those include Papertrail, another log management solution aimed at infrastructure and application troubleshooting, as well as app performance management solution AppOptics and web performance monitoring software Pingdom.

"Rapidly visualizing vast amounts of data through log analytics is absolutely critical to solving many problems in today's diverse, complex cloud-application and microservices environments," Christoph Pfister, EVP of products at Solarwinds, said in a statement. "Adding Loggly to our industry-leading portfolio will empower customers to accelerate their time-to-insight and solve problems faster."

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CRN could not immediately reach SolarWinds for comment.

Considered an alternative to Splunk, Loggly has expertise working with Docker container environments, Amazon Elastic Container Service and Kubernetes, and the product itself features a number of DevOps integrations into tools like PagerDuty, Slack, GitHub, HipChat and Jira.

Loggly's client list features several large and recognizable brands such as Dell, Lenovo, Logitech, Electronic Arts, Lululemon, Pizza Hut, Sony Pictures and MTV.

Loggly marks the first major acquisition made by SolarWinds since the MSP platform provider was taken private by Silver Lake and Thoma Bravo in early 2016. That deal was valued at $4.5 billion.