Sumo Logic and Amazon Web Services Collaborate to Help Businesses Address Key Challenges with Digital Transformation and Cloud Migration
Sumo Logic and Amazon Web Services Build on Existing Relationship to Help Organizations Like The Pokemon Company Int. Get Deeper Operational and Security Insights Across Modern Applications and Cloud Environments
Sumo Logic, a leading cloud-native, machine data analytics platform that delivers continuous intelligence, and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced a series of innovations and solutions gleaned from serving tens of thousands of cloud-first users, including companies such as AirBnB, Hearst Corporation, Hudl, Infor, Major League Baseball, Marriott, Medidata, Samsung SmartThings, The Pokemon Company International, Thomson Reuters and USA TODAY NETWORK to provide real-time operational and security insights across their modern applications and cloud environments.
As part of today’s announcement, Sumo Logic has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider to continue to develop new solutions to help companies build, run and secure modern applications with deeper collaboration around operational and security analytics, as well as comprehensive global availability of AWS. Leveraging modern architectural principles, such as microservices and multi-tenancy, enables Sumo Logic to provide customers with an innovative licensing model so they can harness the value of all their machine data.
Securing the Cloud-First Business
Traditional security analytics tools, built to serve specific silos, are not optimal to effectively manage security and compliance within the modern DevSecOps organization. New cloud-native solutions help by providing highly scalable and accelerated detection and investigation for the rapidly evolving and expanding challenges of cloud environments. Such solutions further enhance visibility into microservice-based applications using containerization, serverless or those running in a perimeter-less cloud environment. Building on the announcements from Sumo Logic to deliver a new cloud SIEM solution to democratize security analytics across traditional IT and new cloud models like DevSecOps, now customers can leverage the security data streams on AWS in a single machine data analytics solution – AWS CloudTrail, Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) Flow Logs, among others – as well as security data generated by applications and users. Additionally, Sumo Logic has launched a new MSSP and system integrator program with AWS.
Leveraging Cloud Economics to Remove the Data Tax
Enterprises are pushing to deliver digital experiences to their customers through high-performance applications, which produce exponentially growing amounts of machine data as the ubiquity and proliferation of computational power and network connectivity facilitates code execution on virtually every device. Digital businesses rely on data generated by their applications to deliver products and services to customers, secure their data and innovate faster than competitors. However, exponential data growth creates a challenge with collecting, storing and analyzing that data with traditional one-size-fits-all licensing models that create a data tax for organizations.
To match price to analytics value, Sumo Logic is announcing new additions to its existing and proven Cloud Flex licensing model that disrupts the economics of data analytics by providing customers with maximum flexibility to align data consumption with analytics use cases. In addition to its Cloud Flex Continuous and Cloud Flex Frequent licensing tiers, Sumo Logic will provide a new Cloud Flex Infrequent data set tier that adds support for ingesting and storing AWS data sets that are occasionally analyzed. These flexible licensing options will allow all organizations of all sizes to optimize their machine data analytics budgets and align price to the value of the analytics derived from the data.
Investing in Comprehensive Global Regional Persistence to Support Data Sovereignty
One of the many benefits of running on AWS is the ability to globalize solutions with minimal effort. However, global scalability involves particular customer considerations such as data sovereignty and location-specific privacy and regulatory issues. Sumo Logic, acting as global data steward, is providing a machine data analytics solution, designed to meet the requirements where a given application and/or business is operating. Sumo Logic running on AWS is working to bring innovative, customized solutions for compliance and privacy, globally.
“Our organization is laser-focused on delivering an exemplary data privacy and security program,” said John Visneski, director of information security and data protection officer, The Pokemon Company Intl. “Sumo Logic and AWS are aligned in helping us achieve this by tracking access of all data flowing across our multi-tenant environment on the already-secure AWS.”
“Delivering the best customer experience is our core business, and we’ve made a significant investment in our infrastructure that’s heavily orientated around AWS and Sumo Logic because of their born-in-the-cloud heritage,” said Bradley Segobiano, senior software engineer, Genesys. “As a modern application running hundreds of microservices on the AWS infrastructure around the globe, the real-time data insights we get around IT operations and security have enabled us to move to a completely automated NOC-less environment and ensure we’re able to help our customers better communicate, collaborate and engage with employees through our PureCloud contact platform.”
“Cloud-based data management and analytics are at the core of digital transformation and innovation,” said Terry Wise, global vice president of channels & alliances, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “We are excited to expand our relationship with Sumo Logic to help customers more effectively use data to innovate faster and enhance their cloud operating model to develop and operate sophisticated modern applications.”
“Businesses of all sizes are transforming at an unprecedented pace to deliver new experiences for their customers and compete in the digital era,” said Ramin Sayar, president and CEO, Sumo Logic. “At the heart of these digital strategies is a new wave of purpose-built cloud-native technologies that deliver unprecedented agility, scale and economics. And I’m thrilled that AWS and Sumo Logic continue to innovate in this new world on behalf of our shared customers.”