When it comes to IT management there are two trends at work that on the one hand are making IT more complex to manage, while the other endeavors to reduce that complexity by relying more on IT automation.

Looking to provide more visibility into the former, Logentries, a provider of a log analytics application delivered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application, this week added a dashboard to its service to make it simpler to visualize Docker container. As an emerging new form of virtualization, Docker containers are being widely embraced by developers as a method to build applications faster using a microservices architecture. The end result is higher utilization rates for servers. The challenge, however, is that most IT organizations don’t have any real visibility into those Docker containers.