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Logentries Community Pack for Server Monitoring Enables All-in-one Correlation of Server Metrics and Application Log Data

Free Community Packs offer Pre-built Queries, Alerts, and Dashboards for Real-time Server Monitoring and Log Analysis

(December 17th, 2014) – Logentries, the leading log management and analytics service built for the cloud, has released a new Community Pack offering out-of-the-box intelligence for real-time monitoring, analyzing, and correlating important server metrics alongside traditional log data. With insight into both server metrics and critical system log data, users can more efficiently monitor and troubleshoot application performance. The Logentries Community Pack for server monitoring gives Logentries users instant visibility into important server performance information including CPU, server memory (total and active), disk I/O, and network activity for real-time understanding of system health and performance. With just a few clicks, users can correlate and analyze server performance alongside other key data such as application and system log data to get a complete picture of historical trends and potential future issues.

“By tracking server metrics using Logentries, we can proactively monitor and assure ongoing performance and uptime of our business critical systems,” said Doug Miller, CEO, Brightworks Group. “We are also able to correlate this server data with overall application activity and behavior to understand ongoing trends and root cause of complex performance problems.”

The new Logentries Community Pack for Server Monitoring log collection and analysis includes the following “plug and play” features:

  • Saved Queries: Saved queries can be re-used for quick visibility into CPU, Memory and Disk Usage as well as login activity to Linux servers.
  • Tags and Alerts: Tags highlight instances of high CPU and enable real-time alerting for anomaly detection, inactivity alerts, and spikes in resource usage, server downtime, significant shifts in resource usage or repeated failed logins.
  • Dashboards: Data visualizations provide visibility into CPU, Memory and Disk usage over time as well as server login activity.

“Our Ops and Dev users know that tracking and understanding server metrics are critical to assuring ongoing application performance and uptime,” said Trevor Parsons, Chief Scientist and Co-founder, Logentries. “We designed the Linux Server Monitoring Community Pack to provide pre-built queries, tags, and data visualizations so our users can get to the CPU, Memory, I/O, and network information faster than ever before. We also wanted to enable a single dashboard for correlation of server metrics with traditional log data to make analysis easy and accessible.”

The cloud-based Logentries service collects and pre-processes log events in real-time for on-demand analysis, alerting and visualization. With custom tagging and filtering, users can correlate server metrics with broader infrastructure activity including application usage, security and performance issues, and user behavior. The Logentries Community Packs can be downloaded in minutes and provide users with immediate access to pre-configured queries with real-time tags, alerts, and data visualization dashboards.

To get started with a free, all-inclusive 30-day trial of the Logentries service or to download the free Linux Server Monitoring Community Pack, visit http://revelops.com/community.

About Logentries
Logentries is the leading log management and analytics service built for the cloud, making business insights from machine-generated log data easily accessible to development, IT and business operations teams of all sizes. With the broadest platform support and an open API, Logentries brings the value of log-level data to any system, to any team member, and to a community of more than 35,000 worldwide users. While traditional log management and analytics solutions require advanced technical skills to use, and are costly to set-up, Logentries provides an alternative designed for managing huge amounts of data, visualizing insights that matter, and sharing that information across its global user community. To sign up for the free Logentries service, visit logentries.

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Trevor Parsons is Chief Scientist and Co-founder of Logentries. Trevor has over 10 years experience in enterprise software and, in particular, has specialized in developing enterprise monitoring and performance tools for distributed systems. He is also a research fellow at the Performance Engineering Lab Research Group and was formerly a Scientist at the IBM Center for Advanced Studies. Trevor holds a PhD from University College Dublin, Ireland.