We're always glad to see unsolicited kudos from independent sources. Alex Zhitnitsky over at Takipi has given Qbox a priority placement in his review of ELK-stack cloud services. He shares his own experiences in resolutely managing his home-grown ELK stack and then outlines the advantages of hosted Elasticsearch.

Some Qbox customers have much in common with his story, although many have special business and technical requirements. Now that Alex is enjoying the benefits of hosted Elasticsearch, he offers helpful advice from the perspective of a developer who has run the entire gamut. We respond to his review in this short article.

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If you're a Qbox user or you've been reading this blog, then you probably know plenty about what Elasticsearch can do as a stand-alone product. In this article, we present an overview of the entire ELK stack, which is a bundle of open-source search, logging and visualization  technologies that combine into a very powerful analytics platform. Continue reading below to find out how ELK works and how you can leverage it to manage log data.

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