Unified public and private cloud log management, monitoring and analytics are key to the acceleration of enterprise cloud deployments—at least according to Sumo Logic. The vendor has updated its log management and analytics product with new functionality that enables customers to quickly analyze logs generated by SaaS, PaaS or IaaS environments, but it also unveiled new support for Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) S3.

The update includes support for hosted collection for companies that want to store their logs directly in Amazon S3. This follows up on support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) that Sumo Logic announced last spring. At that time, the company introduced its Sumo Logic Free log management and analytics service to AWS.

The new functionality really centers on new collection capabilities, which include the ability to:

  • Quickly and search and analyze machine data generated from SaaS, PaaS or IaaS, including Amazon Elastic Beanstalk, EngineYard, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) App Engine, Heroku, VMware (NYSE: VMW) CloudFoundry and others without the need to install collectors on a local file system.
  • Discover data patterns from thousands of pages of logs using SumoLogic's LogReduce technology.
  • Choose between local or hosted log collection modes based on IT or business requirements.
  • Correlate SaaS, PaaS and/or IaaS logs with other server, network and virtualization tiers to troubleshoot and perform root cause analysis.

"The cloud reshapes business economics and the speed with which companies get value from their application and infrastructure investments," said Vance Loiselle, Sumo Logic's CEO, in a prepared statement. "This IT shift is reflected in our new capabilities to collect and analyze machine data from a variety of 'as-a-service' environments in conjunction with our proven on-premise collection."

For the channel, this could provide consulting opportunities to help customers improve their visibility into their cloud services and collect additional data without having to install specific software.