Logentries, the leading log management and analytics service built for the cloud, today announced a new Logging Container built for Docker 1.5 featuring easy collection and analysis of container-level stats and system-level log data.  The new Logentries Container features Docker’s new Stats API and addresses existing challenges with logging on Docker, enabling easy access to collecting and visualizing important server and resources usage stats.  Additionally, Logentries has released a new Community Pack for Docker that offers users immediate access to pre-configured searches, tags, alerts, and data visualizations. The Community Pack makes Docker container log data easy to aggregate, search and visualize for deeper understanding of Docker environments.

Containerization and micro-services are changing how Development and Operations teams design, build and monitor systems. Historically there has been little native logging support for collecting logs from containers, especially at large scale, limiting users’ ability to monitor and troubleshoot their production environments. For the first time users now have access to a multi-dimensional approach to understanding container utilization and performance by logging stats via the new Docker API. With access to these Docker stats, users can correlate this valuable data with other structured log data sources (e.g. JSON) to produce deeper visibility into Docker environments.

The Logentries Container and Community Pack for Docker provide users with:

  • A specialized Docker container for log collection and monitoring
  • Centralized logging capabilities for Docker environments
  • Container-level resource usage statistics such as CPU, Memory, Network, etc.
  • Out-of-the-box saved searches, tags, alerts and data visualizations

“The new Docker Stats API is a big step forward in enabling customers to collect important information about their Docker containers and the apps running on them,” said Trevor Parsons, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Logentries.  “With the Logentries new logging container, users can easily capture this data, correlate it with other important system metrics, providing required visibility into production Docker environments.”

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 data across their infrastructure to better understand application usage and performance, security and performance issues, and user behavior. To learn more about the new Logentries Docker Container or to download the free Community Pack for Docker, visit https://logentries.com.