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June 24: Higher Education Roundtable

The Hoot - Episode 25 - Humio with IBM - Pratik Gupta, CTO, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management, and Morten Gram

May 19th, 2020

John visits with Pratik Gupta, CTO, IBM Hybrid Cloud Management & IBM Distinguished Engineer, and Morten Gram, Humio EVP, to talk about this IBM original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement and the value it will bring to customers. The companies will collaborate on solutions that help clients continually ingest streaming data across their infrastructure, and help identify a variety of problems from application service down-time to cyberattacks.

“One of the most interesting aspects of Humio I found was its unique architecture that allowed it to be very high performant and scale to enterprise needs. So that got me more interested in learning about Humio and its capabilities and how to actually work with our enterprise clients, both who are on the cloud and on premises.”
Pratik Gupta

IBM CTO, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

Before addressing the OEM announcement, Pratik explains his initial interest in Humio, and what led to it becoming part of the IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management. He describes how Humio contributes to the overall function of the Cloud Pak.

Pratik and Morten explain the nature of the OEM Agreement, and how it builds on the existing relationship between the two companies to provide opportunities for both as they grow.

After working through the implications of the news, we pick Pratik’s brain about the nature of Hybrid Cloud environments and get his opinion on how to optimize them. He calls attention to the fact that though many enterprise clients have begun a migration to the cloud, many of them have stalled in transition and kept the majority of their workload off the cloud.

Pratik explains the way forward for these hybrid use cases by implementing a consistent runtime such as Red Hat OpenShift and high-quality monitoring tools. Morten shares how Humio is one of these tools that boosts observability by enabling users to store data for up to years, monitor data in real time, and create a data-driven culture where live answers lead to more questions and discovery. Pratik explains why this is so useful.

From there, Pratik breaks down how logs value is growing as more customers implement Kubernetes systems which require assistance from log management to meet complex compliance requirements and expanded operations capacities. To further explain the transformative value of logs, Pratik unpacks a couple of use case examples of organizations implementing log management in cloud environments.

Finally, Pratik and Morten share their thoughts on how log management’s potential to contribute debugging help in the growing fields of AIOps and edge computing.

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