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Sumo Logic Enlists Silicon Valley Tech All-Stars for New Advisory Board

DJ Patil, Gerhard Eschelbeck and Nir Zuk Join to Provide Strategic Direction for Disruptive Log Management and Analytics Startup (April 11, 2012)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/11/12 -- Sumo Logic, the next-generation log management and analytics company, today announced the appointment of Greylock Data Scientist-in-Residence DJ Patil and data security experts, Gerhard Eschelbeck and Nir Zuk, to its advisory board. Each of the new appointments has a strong track record of innovation and strategic business execution working with early to late stage startups and with related technologies. Their counsel will support the ongoing development of Sumo Logic's proprietary technology and breakthrough cloud-based log management and analytics service.

"Sumo Logic is delivering the next generation of log management and analytics for enterprises that want to get more out their log data without the added operations complexity and cost," said DJ Patil. "We need to move from producing so much data to making data actionable. Sumo Logic's service makes it easy for everyone in the organization to derive high-value, actionable insights based on their log data in real time."

The company carefully selected its advisory board members based on their exceptional technical expertise and relevant business acumen and experience. Each member possesses an outstanding track record for founding and growing successful startups and is an expert in relevant technology disciplines.

  • DJ Patil is an expert in chaos theory, among other mathematical disciplines, and co-coined the role "data scientist." He is currently a Data Scientist-in-Residence at Greylock Partners and formerly led the Data and Analytics Teams at LinkedIn. DJ is a respected author and has served as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow for the United States Department of Defense.

  • Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO and Senior Vice President at Sophos, holds a number of information security patents and is one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). He previously served as CTO and senior vice president at Webroot Software, CTO and senior vice president of engineering at Qualys, where he helped the company achieve a leadership position in the SaaS-based vulnerability management market, and has held senior product and technology roles at Network Associates and McAfee, among others. Gerhard has been honored among the InfoWorld 25 Most Influential CTOs three times and is a highly regarded author.

  • Nir Zuk, founder and CTO of Palo Alto Networks, brings a wealth of network security expertise and industry experience to Sumo Logic. Prior to co-founding Palo Alto Networks, Nir served as CTO of NetScreen Technologies (acquired by Juniper Networks in 2004), and was cofounder and CTO at OneSecure, a pioneer in intrusion prevention and detection appliances.

"We are honored that DJ Patil, Gerhard Eschelbeck and Nir Zuk have agreed to join our advisory board. Their exceptional technical expertise and business prowess is the perfect complement to our leadership team," said Kumar Saurabh, cofounder and CEO at Sumo Logic. "We are excited to have the opportunity to tap the rich and expansive resource of their combined knowledgebase to help shape the strategic arch of our market trajectory, as we accelerate product development and enterprise adoption of the Sumo Logic service."

About Sumo Logic
Sumo Logic is the next-generation log management and analytics company that leverages Big Data for real-time IT insights. The company's cloud-based service provides customers with real-time interactive analytics at unprecedented petabyte scale. The Sumo Logic service is powered by patent-pending Elastic Log Processing™ and LogReduce™ technologies, and transforms log data into actionable insights for IT operations, application management, and security and compliance teams. Unlike expensive and complex premise-based solutions, the Sumo Logic service has a low TCO, can be deployed instantly, scales elastically and requires zero maintenance. The company is based in Silicon Valley and is backed by Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. For more information, visit

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