Link: With Loggly, SolarWinds scoops up another log service

“With the acquisition of Loggly, SolarWinds obtains an asset that was slow in getting started but has hit a patch of growth recently. As of September, we believe the company was on track to finish 2017 with roughly $10m in billings, up from mid-single digits in 2016. Founded in 2009 with a mission of offering a SaaS-based, easy-to-use logging product with helpful visualizations built using advanced analytics, Loggly had raised $47m in venture capital, including a $11.5m series D round in June 2016.” They estimate ~3,000 paying customers.
Original source: With Loggly, SolarWinds scoops up another log service

DevOps Mumbo Jumbo & Zombies – thwackCamp panel

A few weeks back I was on a panel for a Solarwinds conference (done all online, in Solarwinds style, of course). Check out the recording a above (or just a 1 minute excerpt if you don’t have time). There’s also an article covering the discussion.

For some reason we started talking a lot about QA, which was odd, but turned out to be interesting. The audience for this was made up of Solarwinds custoners who are not exactly the types in charge of managing custom written software (my primary criteria for “should you care about DevOps), but from the live-chat there were some…and a pretty broad interest in the topic, in addition to complaining about Windows patching and n00bz users. You know, real sysadmin stuff.

We’ll offer complete visibility from application all the way to the end user. We have most of that technology today. Traditional IT management vendors are reducing investment and focus on managing IT systems inside the firewall. They’re running to the bright shiny object of cloud growth. The infrastructure that sits inside the firewall is not going away. We’ll support it while also doing cloud. We’re doubling down on that old market of on-premises IT while also working hard toward managing applications no matter where they sit.

Solarwinds CEO Kevin Thompson, avoiding going bonkers for public cloud

SolarWinds expands to the database level with Confio buy

SolarWinds has made its second acquisition of the year and second-largest deal ever, buying database performance manager Confio for $103m. SolarWinds is paying a steep premium for a small but fast-growing company that could help the acquirer hit its own growth targets. The purchase also gives SolarWinds, whose strength has always been network management, deeper and more credible application performance management (APM) capabilities. We don’t expect SolarWinds to stop there in expanding its technology footprint, though future deals probably won’t be as large as the last two.

SolarWinds expands to the database level with Confio buy