Sumo Logic lights up Google Cloud Platform with expanded application, TensorFlow integrations

The Sumo Logic expansion of their GCP capabilities brings their GCP support up to the same level as their support for AWS and Azure, making it easier for partners to effectively provide a full multi-cloud strategy.

Application performance management vendor Sumo Logic, which uses machine data analytics to provide visibility of the full application stack, including both unstructured log data and structured metrics data, is announcing a major expansion of their integrations with Google Cloud Platform [GCP] at Google Cloud Next 2018 this week. They are releasing 11 new integrations for GCP applications, and an integration with TensorFlow, Google Cloud’s open source machine learning library. The enhancements bring Sumo Logic’s support for the CCP up to the same level as their support for the AWS and Microsoft Azure clouds.

Sumo Logic’s platform supports all the major cloud services. This is, however, a major expansion of their GCP relationship, which integrates with many more applications and providing turnkey support.

“What this is all about is us providing new integrations and out of the box capabilities,” said Bruno Kurtic, founding VP of product and strategy at Sumo Logic. “We had a strong integration with GCP previously, but it did not integrate this many services, or package analytics to light up the entire infrastructure with the click of a button, as it does now. Now a lot of this comes out of the box.”

With the growth of multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments in the enterprise, the ability to providing full visibility across multiple cloud platforms is becoming critical for enterprise flexibility.

“Organizations going through digital transformation are adopting agile DevOps processes, and these integrations give them the ability to have deep operational visibility to adopt the GCP to deliver those apps,” Kurtic said. “We provide real-time views for all these services, with enterprise class SLAs.”

The new integrations are now available in the Sumo Logic App Catalogue. The GCP applications supported are: Google App Engine; Google BigQuery; Google Cloud Audit; Google Cloud Functions; Google Cloud Identity & Access Management; Google Cloud Load Balancing; Google Cloud SQL; Google Cloud Storage; Google Compute Engine; Google Kubernetes Engine, and Google Virtual Private Cloud.

“The new integrations give a very deep out-of-the-box visibility into the service,” Kurtic said. “If you are a GCP customer and use say, Google Kubernetes Engine, before you had very limited visibility into the operations of that service. With this integration, you can tap into the output of the service and our analytics assess it.” This lets customers improve monitoring, detection and alerting on issues, accelerate troubleshooting and root cause analysis, help in compliance, and deliver security analytics for their application and GCP infrastructure.

Google Cloud’s open source TensorFlow libraries have now been integrated with Sumo Logic’s machine learning engine, to enable their custom machine learning algorithms to be leveraged.

“We are committed to solving the Moore’s Law growth problem in machine data, in which finding insight gets higher because of the rate that that these data grow,” Kurtic stated. “We have made big investments in machine learning and data science, and this is an evolutionary approach to our machine leaning capabilities, that will allow us to deliver insights faster. TensorFlow has emerged as a dominant library for the machine learning and data science communities. What we have done here is add TensorFlow, where it makes sense, into certain parts of our infrastructure, furthering our investment in machine learning with best of breed libraries.”

Sumo Logic has a broad channel go-to-market strategy. In addition to a direct sales force, their partners include larger resellers and SIs in the enterprise, MSPs in the midmarket and SMB, vendor partnerships which have a go-to-market element, and ISVs who offer them as a service to developers. Kurtic said that all of these partners benefit from Sumo Logic’s expanded GCP support.

“I think this is a fundamental announcement for them,” he emphasized. “Customers and partners tell us that the market is looking for a multi-cloud approach. People don’t want just one cloud. They want multiple clouds and they want technologies like Kubernetes and Docker that facilitate movement between clouds. This extension of our GCP support gives partners the ability to monitor and manage workloads in GCP that is on an equal footing with AWS and Azure. It really competes the picture, because GCP is no longer behind the other two.”

The GCP apps and TensorFlow integration are available. Sumo Logic is at the Google Cloud Next show in San Francisco this week, July 24-26, at booth W1625.