Full-stack streaming observability with Humio and StackState

StackState seamlessly integrates with Humio for improved coverage of complex environments

July 14th, 2020

Running a modern IT infrastructure can be challenging, especially in today’s hybrid or multi-cloud environments. When (and not if) things go sideways, a flood of alerts may go off across your network. Making sense of the alerts and knowing which ones to prioritize and which ones to ignore is more art than science. With the recent Humio integration, StackState can reduce the noise and get to the root cause quicker.

Why Humio and StackState?

Humio’s scalable, streaming log management platform allows DevOps teams to view the health and stability of complex systems and modern applications in real time. Humio monitors the entire environment, providing observability to identify problems and help get to the root cause quickly.

Humio is easy to get set up as a SaaS or self-hosted solution. It offers an intuitive search language that allows new users to start collecting and analyzing their logs in minutes.

Enter StackState….

StackState gives users the ability to automatically visualize the entire IT landscape to always know what components are running and how they communicate. When something in the landscape inevitably fails, StackState can contextualize it by examining the IT topology from the failure upwards. Does the failure impact any business services? Which ones? Is it affecting customers? If one of the services is impacted, the DevOps team will want to fix the issue.

StackState also looks at the issue in a downwards direction — is the failing component the cause of the problem, or is one of its dependencies failing? Is there a shared service outage that causes the entire IT landscape to turn red? In other words, what component needs fixing?

Integrating Humio & StackState: What’s in it for you?

Using the Humio StackPack in StackState, it’s easy to jump from a container straight to the log files in Humio to figure out what’s wrong. Humio and StackState also invert the relation. When looking at a container’s log, Humio lets users jump back to StackState to see the state of the landscape atthe precise moment the logline was created. The entire state of the environment will be available and in context. Combined, StackState and Humio provide complete top-to-bottom visibility into the landscape, allowing admins and developers to freeze time, investigate, and fix any issue.

Get started with the StackState Integration:
https://docs.stackstate.com/integrations/available_stackpacks/humio

Read more about application monitoring and observability:

Blog: What is Application Monitoring?

Blog: Streaming live data is the heart of observability

How-To Guide: Improve application monitoring with modern log management