Linux gets a lot of credit on the server, but with new appliances focused on security, monitoring, and compliance, LogLogic shows how important it is to the embedded market.
Pat Sueltz, who's served at IBM, Sun, Salesforce.com, and SurfControl, now is in charge of a start-up that can help administrators make more use of server event logs.
LogLogic's Project Lasso is an interesting open-source play, not the least because it's all about Windows.
The Supreme Court is considering the validity of business method patents, but there's a more fundamental question for entrepreneurs: should one exercise one's patent rights?
Log files offer a wealth of information about system and user functions. They also provide a safe way to get started analyzing large data sets.
Enterprises need comfort in the cloud. Thus, logging and system management tools must become part of the ecosystem.
Public-cloud providers could go a long way to making enterprise feel comfortable by providing access to log and data transaction analytics.
True security analysis now includes tracking network flows, directories, physical access, and video surveillance--and that has changed the security technology model.
Even if the economy gets really ugly next year, there are tech areas that are close to being sure things for spending growth.
LogLogic's Patricia Sueltz heard a clear message about the economy from investors. But she already knows a thing or two about navigating through tough times.