Having logs at a central location is itself a significant advantage for a business as access to the collected logs is simplified and logs from multiple sources can easily be correlated and analyzed. For monitoring and reporting the aggregated information, it is good enough and there is no need to retain the old logs. However, for compliance purposes and future audits, businesses may need to retain logs for longer periods. As old, raw logs are not needed for active use, those logs could be archived away with the option to retrieve them on demand.
Datadog provides archival options with public cloud storage services as the backend storage infrastructure. To set up an archive for a subset of logs collected by Datadog, the general steps are as follows:
- Set up an integration with cloud service: This step requires setting up integration with a public cloud storage service: AWS S3, Azure Storage, or Google Cloud Storage.
- Create a storage bucket: This storage bucket...