Five Important Roles Logs Play in Enterprise Systems

One of the biggest IT advances of the last decade has been the rise of interconnected data across distributed systems. This shift has disrupted both traditional development and modern DevOps practices by forcing teams to take a new approach to product development and support. Now they must lean heavily on modern tools and agile processes to succeed. Centralized log management solutions help DevOps teams understand what’s happening in all of their systems and applications so that they can develop and debug with ease.Leading data log management providers include SolarWinds, Quest Software, LogDNA, Splunk, ManageEngine, Loggly, DataDog, Papertrail and others.In this eWEEK Data Points article, Ming Zhou, senior product manager at LogDNA, introduces five important roles that logs play in today’s enterprise and why they shouldn’t be an afterthought.