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SolarWinds Beefs Up Cloud Portfolio with Loggly Purchase

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SolarWinds has completed its acquisition of Loggly, a provider of cloud-based log monitoring and log analytics software.

The addition of Loggly extends the current SolarWinds Cloud SaaS portfolio, which includes Papertrail, AppOptics and Pingdom products. SolarWinds said it plans to continue investing to innovate and enhance Loggly.

SolarWinds's Christoph Pfister

SolarWinds’ Christoph Pfister

Christoph Pfister, SolarWinds’ executive vice president of products, tells Channel Partners that his company’s customers and partners will benefit from a more “complete set of solutions that enable “observability” and analytics across traces, logs, metrics and the digital experience.”

“Creating clear observability of IT systems across traces, logs, metrics and the digital experience is a big challenge for IT and DevOps professionals (and partners who support them), particularly in today’s complex cloud and microservices environments,” he said. “SolarWinds Cloud is addressing this challenge by working to create a single view of infrastructure, applications and digital-experience management through integrated dashboards. Loggly advances this vision by adding a compelling solution that addresses use cases where customers need log monitoring and log analytics with structured log data and aggregated events.”

Also, the pricing of some log monitoring services puts this technology “out of reach” for some customers, particularly smaller organizations, Pfister said.

“SolarWinds is working to ‘democratize’ monitoring by offering solutions that are disruptively affordable,” he said. “We are known for affordable and easy-to-use IT management software, and remain committed to sustaining that value proposition with Loggly in our portfolio.

Former Loggly executives Manoj Chaudhary, its chief technology officer and vice president of engineering, and Vito Salvaggio, its vice president of product, will join SolarWinds as leaders in engineering and product, respectively. Members of the core development, operations, support, sales and marketing teams will transition as part of the transaction.

In a joint statement, Chaudhary and Salvaggio said “we’re passionate about continuing to build this product with (customers) and now, we have access to deeper resources and support to do this.”

“Loggly customers and partners will continue benefiting from all the features and functionality they have come to value and trust,” Pfister said. “In addition, they will now benefit from SolarWinds’ continued investment in Loggly product development and support, as well as its broad and deep portfolio. Finally, customers and partners will do business with SolarWinds through virtually the same process and under the same terms as Loggly.”

For now, nothing will change for Loggly customers and partners as they start doing business with SolarWinds, he said.

“As with any acquisition, SolarWinds will assess and make any appropriate changes to strengthen customer value and experience,” Pfister said.


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