Sumo Logic introduces a new innovation, the Sumo Logic OpenTelemetry Distribution Manifold

Sumo Logic, the SaaS analytics platform enabling reliable and secure cloud-native applications, introduces a new stage in innovation for Sumo Logic Observability with the release of Sumo Logic OpenTelemetry Distro Collector (OT Distro).

The OT Distro Collector is designed to simplify and democratize the collection of logs, metrics, traces, and metadata from modern cloud applications.

With this platform, Sumo Logic further embraces open source and establishes OpenTelemetry as its future standard for collecting all machine data, breaking with the legacy model of using proprietary agents to collect telemetry from applications and critical infrastructure, depending on the provider.

By adopting OpenTelemetry, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) teams can define and own their overall collection strategy, without fear of vendor lock-in.

The unified collection of logs, metrics, and traces available in OT Distro Collector eliminates the need to manage multiple agents, eliminating the complexity of data collection.

“Full-stack observability is absolutely necessary to manage modern applications. At its core, observability is a data analysis problem. As the industry standardizes OpenTelemetry for data collection, it will put the focus back where it should be – on a great SRE experience with great data analytics,” said Erez Barak, vice president of the product development for observability, Sumo Logic. “This release of Sumo Logic OT Distro Collector is the first step toward what will eventually become the only collector on our unified continuous intelligence platform. With it, our customers can ingest telemetry from all domains (logs, metrics, traces, and metadata) and deliver reliable and secure digital experiences at scale. »

Initial release of Sumo Logic OT Distro Collector supports:

  • Architectures including x86/x64 and ARM
  • Operating systems including Mac OS, Linux
  • Orchestration platforms including Kubernetes

In addition to the standard OpenTelemetry features listed, OT Distro Collector also includes support for automatic collector registration, heartbeat reporting (prior to full OpAmp support), as well as built-in Telegraf support , allowing customers to take advantage of Telegraf’s catalog of input plugins.

These additions simplify migrating to an OpenTelemetry-based approach while using a vendor-supported agent.

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