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Christian Beedgen

Christian Beedgen

As co-founder and CTO of Sumo Logic, Christian Beedgen brings 18 years experience creating industry-leading enterprise software products. Since 2010 he has been focused on building Sumo Logic’s multi-tenant, cloud-native machine data analytics platform which is widely used today by more than 1,600 customers and 50,000 users. Prior to Sumo Logic, Christian was an early engineer, engineering director and chief architect at ArcSight, contributing to ArcSight’s SIEM and log management solutions.

Microservices for Startups Explained

Microservices have undoubtedly become mainstream as the market continues to shift toward building agile and scalable modern architectures. Transitioning from traditional monolithic applications architectures to microservices can not only positively impact the productivity and collaboration between IT departments such as development, security and operations, but also deliver tangible business benefits and ROI across the entire […]

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Update On Logging With Docker

A Simpler & Better Way In New Docker Logging Drivers, I previously described how to use the new Syslog logging driver introduced in Docker 1.6 to transport container logs to Sumo Logic. Since then, there have been improvements to the Syslog logging driver, which now allows users to specify the address of the Syslog server to […]

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The Power of 5

Five years, five rounds of financing, five hundred customers already and 500 Sumo employees down the road. And there’s another 5 hidden in this story which you will have to puzzle out yourself. We welcome our new investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth and Institutional Venture Partners, as well as Glynn Capital and Tenaya Capital. And […]

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Collecting In-Container Log Files

Docker and the use of containers is spreading like wildfire. In a Docker-ized environment, certain legacy practices and approaches are being challenged. Centralized logging is the one of them. The most popular way of capturing logs coming from a container is to setup the containerized process such that it logs to stdout. Docker then spools […]

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New Docker Logging Drivers

Docker Release 1.6 introduces the notion of a logging driver. This is a very cool capability and a huge step forward in creating a comprehensive approach to logging in Docker environments. It is now possible to route container output (stdout and stderr) to syslog. It is also possible to completely suppress the writing of container […]

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An Official Docker Image For The Sumo Logic Collector

Note: This post is now superceded by Update On Logging With Docker. Learning By Listening, And Doing Over the last couple of months, we have spent a lot of time learning about Docker, the distributed application delivery platform that is taking the world by storm. We have started looking into how we can best leverage […]

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Shifting Into Overdrive

How Our Journey Began Four years ago, my co-founder Kumar and I were just two guys who called coffee shops our office space. We had seen Werner Vogel’s AWS vision pitch at Stanford and imagined a world of Yottabyte scale where machine learning algorithms could make sense of it all. We dreamed of becoming the […]

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Jon Dokuli,
VP of Engineering

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