“ADDING A NEW DESTINATION IN CRIBL TYPICALLY TAKES JUST MINUTES. WE CAN MAKE FORWARDING DECISIONS WITHOUT BUGGING SYSLOG ADMINS AND INTERRUPTING THEIR OTHER WORK.”
“BEFORE WE HAD CRIBL STREAM, TROUBLESHOOTING MEANT A LENGTHY BACK-AND-FORTH WITH THE APPLICATION VENDOR TO GET ACCESS TO DATABASES AND FIND BURIED LOG INFORMATION. NOW, WITH DIRECT VISIBILITY INTO LOG DATA, APPLICATION OWNERS CAN SPOT PERFORMANCE ISSUES SOONER, TAKING ACTION WHEN IT COUNTS.”
The team decided on a hybrid deployment, combining the convenience of Cribl.Cloud (software-as-a-service) with the ability to pull in on-prem data and utilize on-prem storage to comply with regulatory requirements. The City purchased Cribl through public-sector reseller Freeit Data Solutions, tapping Cribl Professional Services for deployment. The team also takes advantage of Cribl’s no-cost learning resources, like documentation, Cribl University, labs, sandboxes, and the Cribl Curious forum.
It’s estimated that Cribl will cut migration time in half and save approximately four hours of work for each of dozens of server admins.
New ideas just keep coming.
One idea: improve the work-from-home experience by using Cribl Edge to collect telemetry from end-user devices. (Installing Splunk Universal Forwarders on 15,000 endpoints isn’t practical.) The Team also wants to share log and event data with the City’s Data Science team to give them new sources of insights for improving resident services.
Summing up, the Senior Enterprise Architect says, “The biggest value of Cribl Stream for our city is opening people’s eyes to what data we have. Log data isn’t boring once you understand what you can do with it. Personally, it’s been very satisfying to optimize a very complex process to make government more efficient.”
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