Log Management vendors over the last several years have created compelling Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings which is driving a big shift from on-premises installs to SaaS. This is not a silver bullet for all use cases, and care still needs to be taken to ensure data is readily ingested and available in an economically viable way. Additionally, SaaS introduces new challenges: costs such as ingestion charges and cloud service egress charges, limitations on flexibility, and vendor lock-in.
This white paper offers options to meet those challenges. Many IT shops look to compartmentalize change during transitions like this, to minimize risk. It’s our contention at Cribl that moving to SaaS without putting protective measures in place adds to your risk. You wouldn’t connect a third party directly into your network without some kind of firewall, so why would you do so with your data?