Sumo Logic to Acquire Sensu
June 03, 2021
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Sumo Logic entered into an agreement to acquire Sensu.

The acquisition will accelerate Sumo Logic's observability strategy by providing customers with an affordable, extensible, and scalable end-to-end solution for infrastructure and application monitoring.

In addition, the acquisition will reinforce Sumo Logic’s commitment to open source to drive deeper engagement with the developer and DevOps communities.

“In today’s software centric businesses, modern applications are developed, deployed, managed, and monitored by developers, DevOps and site reliability teams. The Sensu solution helps them automate monitoring workflows thereby increasing velocity while improving repeatability, reliability, and maintainability,” said Ramin Sayar, President and CEO of Sumo Logic. “Together, we will be able to provide customers with a more cost-effective, cloud agnostic Observability Pipeline, coupled with a comprehensive analytics-based observability platform for infrastructure and application monitoring...”

Sensu was founded as an open source initiative focused on solving monitoring challenges associated with the dynamic nature of cloud computing. Sensu is an observability pipeline that delivers monitoring as code for everything from bare metal on-premise infrastructure to cloud native microservices and applications. Sensu provides broad support for all developer programming languages to help companies transition from traditional to cloud; support for various cloud, data, web and automation platforms; integrations for over 250 third-party applications and services; and compatibility with vast number of OSS monitoring tools, plug-ins and collectors, while consolidating and reducing data silos. Sensu's Observability pipeline and the vast number of third-party data and community developed plug-ins will become available through a one-click integration with the Sumo Logic SaaS-based Observability Suite to provide instant visualization, analytics and comprehensive support for metrics, events, logs and tracing.

“Anyone building and deploying applications in the modern era needs to incorporate monitoring the same way they’re defining and deploying infrastructure - as code. We believe Sensu will be a perfect addition to the Sumo Logic portfolio as the combined solution will eliminate data silos by filling gaps in observability to bring metrics, logging, and tracing together via a unified pipeline and data platform,” said Caleb Hailey, Co-Founder and CEO of Sensu. “Built by operators, for operators, open source is at the heart of everything Sensu does."

Sumo Logic has been active in the open source community for many years, helping to fuel the digital transformation enterprises are undergoing as they modernize their architectures. The company uses open source in the development of its own service with OpenTelemetry through its distributed tracing capabilities as part of its Observability Suite. In addition, Sumo Logic has also been a long-time member and active contributor to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) working on OpenTelemetry, tracing and log initiatives and believes in data collection built entirely on Open Source such as Prometheus and OpenTelemetry.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, and is anticipated to close in the second quarter of fiscal 2022.

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