Logging as a Service (LaaS) and Sometime Logging as a Service for Cloud is a model for the Management of Log Files For IT Infrastructure. Cloud computing is gradually emerged as a popular computing paradigm. We talked about the technical aspects of Data Security in the Cloud. Safety is a key factor that determines the adoption of cloud services – we can easily deduct from the discussed topics. Secure authentication and user authentication (Identity Management) are the important factors are is of utmost importance.
Basics of Logging as a Service (LaaS)
Today’s cloud computing architectures not always has the full support for computer forensics. One arm of the Computer Forensics is analyzing various logs . Collecting these logs from a cloud based system is not impossible but can be quite challenging due to the multi-tenant model. The files are filtered for reformatting and forwarding to the other dependent systems to be processed as raw data, which can then be managed and ultimately disposed to a predesignated retention schedule based on any number of criterion.
Using API based cloud management console mitigate the challenges of collecting logs from cloud infrastructure. This is why Looging as a Service (LaaS) has been introduced, which basically stores virtual machines’ logs and provides access to analyze the data to the users.
Private Cloud and Logging as a Service
Private Cloud usually has the provision to provision to access the logs by the owners to identify the risks, patterns of activity or predict behaviors based on the data collected within the logs. PHP Fog lately introduced Logging as a Service, but only available with Dedicated Server packages.
The Apache Logging Services Project creates and maintains open-source software related to the logging of application behavior and released at no charge. Quite Obviously, there are Third Party Management Tools, mainly delivered as SaaS with some monthly recurring fees.