Log forwarding is the process of transmitting log data from various sources towards a centralized log management system. DigitalOcean offers log forwarding for App Platform, Kubernetes, and Functions.
Log forwarding provides insight into system operation, performance, and security through methods such as agent-based forwarding, log shipping, syslog, and cloud-based log forwarding services.
A popular cloud-based log forwarding service is Datadog. Datadog collects logs from various sources and analyzes them in real-time, creates visualizations, and generates alerts. Integrating Datadog into your applications enhances monitoring and helps in identifying and resolving issues.