Rapid7’s Machine Data Search Solution Enables Docker Customers to Better Correlate Container Metrics With Application Logs for Improved Visibility
BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ:RPD), a leading provider of security data and analytics, today announced that its Logentries solution for scalable, real-time log management and search, has been recognized by Docker, the organization behind the open platform for distributed applications, as an Ecosystem Technology Partner (ETP) for logging. For Docker users working to better monitor their distributed applications, Rapid7 Logentries automates centralization and management of machine data and logs, and helps to identify issues in near real-time to resolve problems faster.
IT and DevOps teams can face challenges when trying to interpret container-level activity and its impact on application performance. As container environments scale up and down autonomously, efficiently capturing data for near real-time investigation and analysis can be difficult. Rapid7 Logentries’ log collection container and Docker Insights Dashboard allow teams to easily reveal previously undiscovered insights from their Docker environments.
“Rapid7 takes an innovative approach to Docker container monitoring by offering an open source log collection container to run on your host environment as a microservice,” said Scott Johnston, senior vice president of product management at Docker. “By leveraging four Docker APIs, the Rapid7 Logentries container automatically collects container-level logs and metrics in near real-time, providing users with fast visibility into their Docker environments.”
“We’ve worked closely with our user communities to develop a best-practice approach to scalable collection of Docker container logs, metrics, and events,” said Trevor Parsons, Rapid7 senior director of log management and search. “Our solution automatically detects new containers and collects logs with no effort on the part of the user, and combines both Docker logs and metrics into a single solution, saving users precious time.”
Rapid7 Logentries’ approach to container monitoring aligns with microservice best practices. Users can simply run Logentries’ open source log collection container as a microservice on their Docker host environment. The container automatically collects and centralizes application logs, container metrics, and Docker events, enabling users to query their data using the Rapid7 Logentries Query Language (LEQL) and visualize their Docker data with Logentries’ Docker Insights Dashboard.
Automatically provisioned during a free trial and always available for free as a Community Pack, the Logentries Docker Insights Dashboard correlates container-level metrics and Docker events into a single view of key metrics including:
- Indicators for number of containers created, started, stopped, and killed
- Bar charts for most intensive memory and CPU by image and container
- Line graphs for network traffic received and transferred over time
- Alerts for when containers are created, started, stopped, and killed
- Alerts for when CPU is maxed out or when memory exceeds specified thresholds
Docker’s ETP program recognizes ecosystem partners that have demonstrated integration with the Docker platform. As part of the program, Docker will highlight a capability area within the application lifecycle, validate integration, and communicate the availability of the partner’s solution to the community and the market. The goal of the program is to ensure that organizations offering logging tools have been working with Docker to ensure the highest degree of availability and performance of distributed applications. Partners included in this program have proven integration with the Docker platform and have demonstrated that their solution is able to record logging data for Dockerized applications.
Rapid7 Logentries open source log collection container and Docker Insights Dashboard are available for free: https://logentries.com/docker/
Rapid7 acquired Logentries on October 13, 2015. To learn more about the acquisition: http://www.rapid7.com/company/news/press-releases/2015/rapid7-acquires-logentries.jsp
Rapid7 is a leading provider of security data and analytics solutions that enable organizations to implement an active, analytics-driven approach to cyber security. We combine our extensive experience in security data and analytics and deep insight into attacker behaviors and techniques to make sense of the wealth of data available to organizations about their IT environments and users. Our solutions empower organizations to prevent attacks by providing visibility into vulnerabilities and to rapidly detect compromises, respond to breaches, and correct the underlying causes of attacks. Rapid7 is trusted by more than 4,400 organizations across 90 countries, including 35% of the Fortune 1000. To learn more about Rapid7 or get involved in our threat research, visit www.rapid7.com.
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