>>From San Francisco, it’s The Cube covering Sumo Logical Illuminate 2018. Now, here’s Jeff Frick.>>Hey welcome back everybody.
Jeff Frick here with The Cube. We’re at Sumo Logic Illuminate
at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport down in Burlingame, and we like to talk to the
people that run these companies, but we really like to talk to customers. That’s our favorite part of
our day, and we’re excited to have a customer of Sumo Logic who’s come on to tell
us part of his story. It’s Eric Rogneby. He’s a
senior manager of platform engineering at USA
Networks. Great to see you.>>Good to see you.>>Yeah, so first off, just
some impressions of the event. I think it’s only the
second year they did it. They had the silent disco certifications going on this morning.>>I didn’t participate
in the silent disco.>>You did not do the silent disco?>>But I will be talking
tomorrow, and so I’m very curious to see how
that’s going to work out.>>It’s pretty cool, actually.
Everybody in the same room, except they can’t hear … so
it’s very much like the silent disco if you’ve ever done one of those. But in your talk tomorrow
is all about migration. That’s kind of what you’re here for. You’ve done some big migrations, so talk a little bit
about some of the thought processes that started
this migration process. There’s always a lot of
talk of lift and shift, and can you migrate,
and should you migrate, and then some of the things that happened as you went through that process.>>Sure. So, we migrated from
Spunk Cloud to Sumo Logic. And at the same time, we’re migrating work loads from AWS to Google. We’re now about 60% in Google. And also we’ve really been stepping up our containerization and use of kubernetes. Actually, the 2016 elections
was the very first time we used kubernetes in production. Figured, you know, go big or ho home.>>Good timing.>>Um, yeah.>>(laughs)>>And it was an amazing success. I think we did 160-plus
deployments that night, which we’d never be able to do just on a Vienna-based
work load, so we’ve been migrating a lot of our
work loads to kubernetes and it actually really dovetailed nicely with Sumo Logic, because they
have a great support for that.>>So migrating is never
easy, so what were some of the motivations that
were causing you guys to look at and ultimately
making some of these migrations?>>Just the typical technology
ones: speed of market, being able to serve our
internal customers quickly. The platform we were on was
a lot of opening tickets and asking for maintenance windows for plugins or change
and things like that. And we really needed
something that was … sat us from the beginning and
be able to integrate rapidly.>>So how difficult was the process? How long did it take?
Big team, small team?>>So, my team is about
eight folks, but I … One of the things I talk about tomorrow is find your key stakeholder, and for us that was security engineering. And we involved them early in the vetting process for Sumo Logic. Really had them step up their requirements and help drive the process,
and they also helped wrangle the rest of the enterprise, which we may not have
had input or say over, but security has their
hands in a lot of places. So, that was a key … a key win for us. As far as how long it took us, We’re a agile team. We
do two-week sprints. It think we probably got it done, We got it done within a quarter, which felt pretty good. And it was … when we actually ended up cutting over it was a non-event.>>Really?>>Yeah.>>(laughs) Were you all
keyed up for the event, and then the event did happen?>>Yeah it was like, okay,
you know, where’s the fire? And it’s like, “gah!”
No big whoop, ya know?>>Right, right. So we’re
here at Sumo Logic Illuminate. So what were some of the
specific attributes of Sumo Logic that helped
you with this process?>>Yeah, so we’re a
chef-shop for our VM-based work loads and configuration management, and then we’re also big into kubernetes. And they have a couple
key integrations there. They have a great chef cookbook
for deploying a collector and configuring sources and everything. And we leverage that heavily
and then customize it for … It’s open source, so you take it and then you make it your own.>>Right, right.>>And so we customize
it for our own needs, and then … that was kind
of for the VM work loads, and the kubernetes, there’s
FluentD, Sumo Logic Collector. It has excellent
integration with kubernetes, and we did some customization there, so it would match our taxonomoy of our source categories and everything, just to make things easier
to search and index. But it’s really about delivering
for internal customers and making it seamless and easy. They don’t have to think about it. Their containers log, and
this thing just picks them up and ships them, and they
know where to find them.>>That’s cool. And talk,
you know there’s a lot of DevOps is now moving
into DevSecOps, right? We hear it more and
more every place we go. And we also hear about security,
it needs to be baked in all along the path, and as
you said, your security team was one of your primary stakeholders and supporters of the effort. I wonder if you can speak
a little bit deeper into how the role of security
and where security plays has changed from the
old walled garden days into really integrating it into everything that you do up
and down the application. I mean, they have a ton
of tools of their own that they need to aggregate
data all in one place. So that’s one key
takeaway, but they also … Actually, just a couple
weeks out, we went live, we had a D-DOS attack on
one of our properties. So we have over 100
papers across the country, you know, digital properties and print, and we have some mitigation
at our CDN, Fastly. But really investigating the source and getting it locked down and everything, Sumo Logic played a key role
in that kind of rapid response.>>Right.>>And other things like
GitHub, like seeing, like they’ve got an alert signal off, and somebody adds somebody to the org, and they don’t have
two-factor authentication on, And that’s all coming through Sumo, so they’re really
leveraging it proactively to enforce policy and also for investigation and things like that.>>So yeah, more migrations on the horizon since it was so easy this last time? You had the non-event on the cut-over day.>>I don’t know. I think maybe we’ll stick with our tool set
and build on what we got.>>All right, Erick.>>Well I don’t know.
You got to do it again. If you’re so successful, you
got to do it a few more times.>>We’ll see there, you know. You never know who might
get swapped out next year.>>All right Eric. Well thanks for taking a few minutes and sharing your story, and good luck on your
presentation tomorrow.>>Appreciate it.>>All right. He’s Eric. I’m Jeff. You’re watching The Cube.
We’re at Sumo Logic Illuminate. Thanks for watching. (upbeat music)

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