Sumo Logic

Summary
Sumo Logic, Inc. provides cloud-native software-as-a-service platform that enables organizations to address the challenges and opportunities presented by digital transformation, modern applications, and cloud computing worldwide. It offers Continuous Intelligence Platform, a cloud-native, multi-tenant, and secure service that leverages to enable reliability and security of cloud applications and workloads. The company also provides observability solution, an out-of-the-box solution for managing their application reliability for cloud applications; and security solution that helps developers, security analysts, and security operation centers that detect threats, perform security analysis and forensics, and automate security responses to remediate against those threats for cloud applications. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

History

Sumo Logic was founded in 2010 by a technical leadership team with expertise in log management, scalable systems, Big Data and security.

Ramin Sayar, formerly of VMware, is Sumo Logic's CEO since December 2014.

Previously, Vance Loiselle, formerly of BladeLogic, was CEO between May 2012 and December 2014.

In June 2012, Sumo Logic announced Sumo Logic Free, a freemium full functionality edition of its analytical solution that is deployed on Amazon Web Services, and in August 2012, the company announced Sumo Logic for VMware, which allows enterprises to search, visualize and analyze all VMware logs in real time so they can monitor and detect events within VMware virtual environments.In 2016, Sumo Logic launched a data analytics platform that unifies logs and metrics to analyze structured metrics data and unstructured log data in real-time through graphical, interactive dashboards.At the AWS 2017 conference, Sumo Logic presented its machine data analytics service which combines analytics of Docker and Kubernetes. The service streamlines data ingestion for Sumo Logic's machine data analytics service hosted on Amazon Web Services.In 2018, Sumo Logic announced the expansion of integrations with the Google Cloud Platform, releasing integrations with GCP applications, and an integration with TensorFlow. In September 2018, Sumo Logic announced the addition of a cloud SIEM solution to its machine data analytics platform.In April 2019, Sumo Logic launched a bidirectional integration for Atlassian’s OpsGenie incident alert service. This integration gives users the ability to create and analyze the alerts and incident data. As of May 2019, the company has collected VC funding totaling $345 million.In 2021 it was revealed that Sumo Logic, along with other vendors, had a kickback agreement with Michael Kail, a former Netflix vice president of IT operations convicted of fraud for receiving bribes from vendors. According to the US Department of Justice, he "became an advisor and received options for shares in the company Sumo Logic" and "authorized and signed on behalf of Netflix a vendor agreement between Netflix and Sumo Logic". On 4th May 2021 the US Department of Justice announced that Michael Kail had been convicted on a number of counts related to the kick backs received from Sumo Logic and other vendors. Evidence in the case shows that Kail insisted on Sumo Logic's products being used, "despite his IT team feedback about the product underperforming." Evidence presented at trial showed that Kail’s advisor role with Sumo Logic lasted from 2012 to 2014 and that Kail represented and warranted to Sumo Logic that his advisor role and receipt of options would not conflict with or violate any obligation of Kail’s. The evidence also showed that Sumo Logic was led to believe that there was no conflict with Kail’s obligations to Netflix and that Sumo Logic understood it was not guaranteed any contracts or provided any shortcuts. Sumo Logic was not a party to the criminal case, and no charges were ever brought, or claims made, against Sumo Logic.


Mission
Sumo Logic's mission is to democratize analytics, making it accessible, simple and powerful in order to help organizations turn machine data into real intelligence. We do this by enabling IT operations teams to perform rapid root cause analysis of critical IT infrastructure; DevOps teams to quickly analyze and troubleshoot production application issues; and IT security teams to uncover security incidents buried in terabytes of log data.

Vision
We are focused on enabling our customers to be industry disruptors by unleashing the power of their machine data. We are committed to helping our customers stay ahead of the curve by leveraging the latest innovations in data analytics and cloud computing.

Key Team

Ms. Katherine Haar (Gen. Counsel & Sec.)

Mr. Suku Krishnaraj Chettiar (Chief Marketing Officer)

Ms. Lynne Doherty McDonald (Pres of Worldwide Field Operations)

Mr. Rick Hasselman (VP of Fin.)

Ms. Jennifer McCord (Sr. VP of Fin. & Chief Accounting Officer)

Bryan Liberator (Sr. Director of Investor Relations)

Mr. Aaron Feigin (Chief Communications & Brand Officer)


Recognition and Awards
In 2020, Sumo Logic was named a Leader in the Forrester Wave for Cloud Platform-As-A-Service, and a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Log Management. In 2019, Sumo Logic earned numerous awards, including being named to the Forbes Cloud 100 and recognition for being a Security Excellence Award Winner in the Cybersecurity Software category.

References
Sumo Logic
Leadership team

Mr. Ramin Sayar (CEO, Pres & Director)

Mr. Christian Beedgen (Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer & Director)

Mr. Stewart Grierson (Chief Financial Officer)

Products/ Services
Analytics, Big Data, Enterprise Software, SaaS
Number of Employees
500 - 1000
Headquarters
Redwood City, California, United States
Established
2010
Company Registration
SEC CIK number: 0001643269
Revenue
100M - 500M
Traded as
SUMO
Social Media
Sun Mar 03 2024
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