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Extending Stackdriver Logging across clouds and providers with new BindPlane integration

With hybrid and multi-cloud approaches taking hold, it’s essential that you can see across all your sources of data. Stackdriver is Google Cloud’s monitoring and logging service, and we’re continually working to add more features and integrations so you can easily see how your systems are performing across platforms and providers, and get ahead of potential problems. 

We’re pleased to announce that you can now enhance Stackdriver logging with newly added log sources, including generic log sources. These new sources bring even more information into your environment, adding to the more than 150 metric sources available through Stackdriver, made possible by our partnership with BlueMedora and their BindPlane technology. This technology makes it possible for you to gather Stackdriver metrics across sources, from on-premises and hybrid cloud environments to other clouds and third-party software. All BindPlane metric and log collection functionality continues to be available at no additional cost to Stackdriver users. Using Stackdriver and BindPlane together brings an in-depth hybrid and multi-cloud view into one Stackdriver dashboard.

If you’re using Stackdriver to monitor your Google Cloud Platform (GCP) resources, you can now extend your observability to include logs from environments like:

  • Non-GCP Kubernetes, including Amazon EKS, Azure AKS, and Kubernetes running on-prem

  • Security-related services, including Active Directory and Okta

  • Microsoft services, including Windows Events, Microsoft SQL, and Windows DHCP

  • DataOps technologies, including MongoDB, Couchbase, Oracle, and Hadoop

  • DevOps tooling like Gitlabs, Jenkins, and Puppet

BindPlane Logs from Blue Medora let you consolidate all your log files into Stackdriver (check out the full list of log sources here). This new integration connects health and performance signals from a wide variety of sources. Once a log source is ingested into Stackdriver, you can view and search through the raw log data and create metrics from those log files. Those logs-based metrics can then be used in Stackdriver monitoring charts and alerting policies, with the ability to view logs and metrics side-by-side. 

Getting started with Stackdriver Logging and BindPlane
We’re excited to offer the ability to bring logs into Stackdriver from a variety of different sources and the visibility this new functionality will be able to provide. Get all the details on logging with Stackdriver and BlueMedora in our solution guide. Whether you are running your workloads on-prem, multi-cloud, or hybrid, try Blue Medora’s BindPlane to integrate all your logging sources into Stackdriver for easy monitoring and troubleshooting.

Check out BindPlane Logs: first-time setup for a detailed guide on configuring BindPlane Logs for the first time. After configuring BindPlane Logs sources, you’ll see logs flowing into Stackdriver. To view those logs, go to the Stackdriver Logging > Logs (Logs Viewer) page in your GCP Console. Once you’ve imported your logs, you can learn more about viewing logs in Stackdriver here.