Cornell, Vanderbilt, Palo Alto Unified School District Rapidly Identify and Resolve Performance Issues with Modern Log Management


Denver (EDUCAUSE Annual Conference) – October 31, 2018 – Today at EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Scalyr, the provider of blazing-fast log management for both engineering and operations, announced its public sector division. The public sector division builds on early success with educational customers such as Cornell University, Vanderbilt University, and Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD), which rely on Scalyr to monitor their mission-critical networks and applications in real-time.

Globally, education and government departments will spend $587 billion on technology by 2022, according to Gartner. In the education sector, engineers and network administrators need to drive efficiency and address performance issues quickly in order to keep pace with the needs of students, faculty, and parents. For visibility into applications and systems, higher education organizations and K-12 school districts – including Cornell, Vanderbilt and PAUSD – use Scalyr to monitor and troubleshoot their systems throughout the development, quality assurance and delivery processes.

“Schools and universities demand scale, security and compliance in order to meet student, parent, and faculty expectations for reliable services,” said Steve Newman, CEO and founder of Scalyr. “Organizations in education and the public sector choose Scalyr to minimize the time and cost required to track down system issues, freeing up resources to focus on serving our next generation of students.”

Founded in 1865, Cornell University serves nearly 22,000 students across several undergraduate and graduate units, including the top-ranked SC Johnson College of Business. To streamline web application monitoring, Cornell selected Scalyr for its ease of integration and fast, flexible log searching, exploration, and reporting tools that make it easy to surface and troubleshoot system issues.

Vanderbilt University, which enrolls over 12,000 students across four undergraduate schools and six graduate programs, recently deployed Scalyr for log aggregation and visibility into system behavior across networks, applications, and firewall data. The university’s IT, operations, and engineering teams chose Scalyr over other log management solutions for ease of use, low cost of ownership, and overall performance.

PAUSD serves 12,000 K-12 students in Palo Alto, Calif. The high-performing public school district uses Scalyr to dramatically reduce complexity and fix infrastructure problems as soon as they arise. Following several unsuccessful years with a complex legacy log management platform, PAUSD moved to Scalyr and found a nagging network issue immediately after setup.

“During the Scalyr demo period, our team was able to resolve two long-standing issues simply by looking at the time series graphs,” said Derek Moore, chief technology officer at Palo Alto School District. “The visualization of the syslog data from our network devices and built-in support team that configured all the parsers for us made this a very easy decision.”

Scalyr at EDUCAUSE

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of higher education and technology leaders. Scalyr is a sponsor of the event’s Senior Directors Seminar, a professional development program for senior directors in higher education IT. The three-day experience spans the duration of EDUCAUSE Annual Conference and provides training, peer networking, and mentoring from highly experienced leaders.

About Scalyr

Scalyr is the log management platform designed for modern development and design practices. Unlike traditional log management tools designed for the legacy data center, Scalyr is built to meet next-generation requirements like microservices, orchestration, and containers. With Scalyr, engineers get started quicker, search faster, and scale systems effortlessly. With a purpose-built, streamlined database and the full power of its massively parallel cloud compute cluster, Scalyr is the fastest log management platform in the industry. Its search speed exceeds 1.5 terabytes per second, and 96 percent of queries complete in less than one second. Scalyr’s rapidly-growing customer base includes NBCUniversal, Business Insider, CareerBuilder, Grab, and Zalando. The company has the highest rating in its category in G2 Crowd, is a Gartner 2018 Cool Vendor and was recognized as a Forbes Cloud 100 Rising Star. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter (@scalyr).


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