Introduction to Log Management Challenges

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, effective log management has become increasingly important for ensuring smooth operations and security. However, many traditional log management platforms are bloated, confusing for users, and prone to breaking whenever anyone tries to do anything. As a result, users often find themselves paying for solutions that don't deliver the promised value.

The Problem with Competitors' Solutions

Many competitors in the log management space have fantastic sales teams and amazing marketing, but their actual products often fall short. They claim to do everything you need but fail to mention that their solutions are just frameworks, not truly usable products. This means that after purchasing their software, you must also pay for their professional services and send your employees for training – a costly and time-consuming process.

Origin and Evolution of LogZilla

LogZilla was born out of the need for a better solution to manage data center operations. The original catalyst for LogZilla, php-syslog-ng, was created in 2003 as an open-source software. After joining Cisco Systems, Inc., the founder discovered that many Fortune 500 customers were using his software and asking for specific features to better manage their networks. Responding to this demand, LogZilla was developed with a focus on ease of use and scalability.

Key Goals: Ease of Use and Scalability

LogZilla was built on two fundamental principles: ease of use and scale. Network management software should solve pain points, not create new ones. The solution should be intuitive and user-friendly, allowing users to understand how to use it within minutes of installation. Additionally, as networks grow and data volumes increase, the ability to scale is crucial for a log management solution.

Redefining Scale with LogZilla v5

With the release of LogZilla v5, scale was redefined in the log management space. LogZilla can now ingest and index 50-80k events per second (EPS) on a modestly priced desktop computer, setting it apart from competitors whose solutions struggle to handle 10k EPS on a large, expensive server. This unparalleled performance demonstrates LogZilla's commitment to providing efficient and powerful log management capabilities.

50k EPS on a desktop computer

System | Shuttle Inc.; SH67H; v1.0 (Desktop)
Architecture | CPU = 64-bit, OS = 64-bit
Processors | physical = 1, cores = 4
Models | 8xIntel(R) Core(TM) i7-2700K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Mem Total | 31.32G
Mem Free | 21.55G
This performance snapshot was taken from a desktop-class PC to show LogZilla’s extreme indexing capabilities. Naturally, Enterprise customers are advised to use server class hardware.

Intelligent Event Filtering and Actionability

LogZilla is designed to help users focus on the events that truly matter. By asking two simple questions – "Have I seen this event before?" and "Is it actionable?" – LogZilla removes the noise and displays only the most relevant and actionable events. This approach saves users time and effort, allowing them to concentrate on resolving critical issues.

Automation and Network Healing

One of the key features of LogZilla is its ability to automate repetitive tasks, such as addressing duplicate IP addresses or other common network issues. By providing a simple mechanism to integrate scripts or programs, LogZilla enables users to automate responses to actionable events, resulting in more efficient network management and reduced downtime.

Enhancing Network Intelligence with LogZilla

LogZilla is more than just a log management solution; it's a platform that empowers users to make smarter decisions about their networks. When an actionable event is detected, LogZilla can automatically gather information about the affected device, such as its location, owner, performance history, and more. This data can be used to create a trouble ticket, enabling staff to resolve issues more quickly and efficiently.

Saving Time and Money with Efficient Network Management

Downtime is costly – on average, $7.9k per minute. LogZilla's intelligent event filtering, automation, and network intelligence features enable users to minimize downtime, saving both time and money. By providing a comprehensive and efficient solution for log management, LogZilla is revolutionizing the way organizations approach network operations.

Embracing the Next Generation of NetOps Platforms

It's time to say goodbye to legacy, over-bloated, and inefficient log management software. LogZilla represents the next generation of NetOps platforms, offering ease of use, scalability, automation, and intelligence to help organizations manage their networks more effectively. Don't wait any longer – embrace the future of log management with LogZilla.

June 10, 2022
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