ScienceLogic lands $43M to monitor the hybrid cloud

IT monitoring-specialist ScienceLogic just landed $43 million in a Series D funding round, which will give it more resources as it continues to advocate for the hybrid cloud. The startup now has $84 million in total investment.

ScienceLogic is banking on the growth of companies adopting a hybrid-cloud strategy, which means that they have both on-premise infrastructure that works in conjunction with outside cloud providers, explained ScienceLogic CEO Dave Link.

While companies may have monitoring tools available for their existing infrastructure that can scan log files and spot problems in the data center, when it comes to seeing the big picture of how their infrastructure connects with what they may have running in the cloud, there’s not a lot out there to give them that holistic view, Link explained.

ScienceLogic has a console that can supposedly connect via APIs to the different monitoring tools provided by public-cloud providers like Amazon’s CloudWatch. It can siphon that data from the CloudWatch monitoring tool and then correlate it with the data its own CloudMapper tool is spooling from a company’s on-premise infrastructure and then “intelligently map out these relationships” between the two environments, said Link.

“You understand the relationships,” said ScienceLogic CEO Dave Link. “You can correlate the events and get a clear indicator on what is the root cause of the application being slow or the system [not] being responsive.”


Link said his company currently competes “day in and day out” with the big legacy companies like HP and CA as well as with the open-source Nagios IT-monitoring tool. When it comes to Nagios, Links claimed that what sets apart the open-source tool from ScienceLogic is that it doesn’t scale well unless an organization has the engineering resources available to tend to the product, which can end up costing a lot of cash.

“There is just so much variability that makes it hard for IT to get a single product that gives them a line of sight across the hardware, hypervisor, and the application layer,” Link said.

Goldman Sachs led the investment round, which also included existing investors NEA and Intel Capital.