The Sisters Crush Breast Cancer 5K: Running for a Cause

SCBC_TwitterOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness month. For the past three years I have been running a 5K race with Sisters Crush Breast Cancer, benefiting Breast Cancer Emergency Fund (BCEF) and Pink Heals Napa Valley.

For reference, BCEF is a Bay Area organization dedicated to providing emergency financial assistance to low-income women and men battling breast cancer. This includes any of the following:

  • Keeping up with medical treatment
  • Avoid utility shut-offs
  • Prevent eviction
  • Maintain stable housing

According to statistics:

  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (~12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with
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.conf2015 Highlight Series: City of LA and Splunk Cloud as a SIEM for Award-Winning Cybersecurity Collaboration

Updated June 23, 2016:

Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 1.29.51 PMWe are pleased to announce the City of Los Angeles was recently presented with the City on a Cloud award at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC. The City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge recognizes and celebrates local and regional governments in three categories: Best Practices, Partners in Innovation and Dream Big. The City of Los Angeles was selected as the Best Practices winner for its use of innovative, world-class cybersecurity to protect digital assets and deployment of a unique, cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) solution for the Integrated Security Operations Center (ISOC), to help consolidate, maintain, and analyze security data across the city’s departments.

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Splunk Discovery Days

While SplunkLive! events are taking place around the globe, we have simultaneously launched our Splunk Discovery Days.

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The Discovery Days, which are hosted in several cities across the U.S., will provide both current and prospective customers with an engaging way to learn more about Splunk software and solutions. The events will include a broad overview of Splunk, interactive tutorials on specific solutions and hands-on demonstrations of our software tools.

The very first Discovery Day of 2016 took place on April 14 in Des Moines, Iowa and was a great success. We’ve since seen events in Indianapolis, IN and Omaha, NE. Attendees were able to hear from a range of industry experts, customers and technologists on how they’re …

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The Value of Hybrid Highlighted as Splunk is Honored by SC Magazine Awards

Every organization has a cloud strategy. It’s a journey, but the destination is clear. And, it’s my experience that regardless of what mile marker organizations have just passed on the road to cloud, they’re likely operating a hybrid environment. This means they are running solutions both on-premises and in the cloud. To support this strategy, we offer hybrid delivery options – supporting both on-premises and cloud solutions – one of the differentiated values we provide our Splunk customers.

And today, I’m excited to share that our differentiated value just got a big boost asSCMagazineAwards2 Splunk Enterprise won a Trust award for “Best Fraud Prevention Solution” and Splunk Enterprise Security won a Trust award for “Best SIEM Solution” from SC …

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Splunk at RSA 2016

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It’s almost time for RSA 2016 and, as usual, Splunk will be there in full force! In fact, this year we will have two booths – one in the North Hall (#3321) and one in the South Hall (#2620). Yes, that’s double the Splunk for a truly superior RSA experience!

Our North Hall booth will host everything you’ve come to know and love about Splunk – Splunk experts, interactive demos of Splunk security solutions including Splunk Enterprise Security and Splunk User Behavior Analytics, as well as top notch theater presentations, and of course, awesome Splunk t-shirts.

On Wednesday, March 2nd at 2:30pm, the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) will conduct a demonstration highlighting their newly-published Cybersecurity

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Why Government Needs to Invest In Its Relationship with Data

SplunkGov LogoWith Valentine’s Day in our rearview mirror, it is an ideal time for government to reflect on its relationship with… data.

Across the board, government agencies need to have a closer, more collaborative relationship with their data. Data volumes are growing more rapidly than ever and departments across government agencies are facing an overwhelming amount of data-related challenges every single day, while simultaneously coping with shrinking budgets. From safeguarding our nation’s networks and protecting sensitive citizen information to enhancing IT operations and ensuring public satisfaction, data has become increasingly important in today’s constantly changing cyber climate.

Data analytic tools, such as Splunk software, provide public agencies with tools that cut across different organizational data silos to support and optimize every …

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Splunk Selected as Jabil’s Global Security Nerve Center

Jabil_50We know how important the ability to quickly detect, investigate and respond to security threats is in protecting the organization from cyberattacks. We also know that investing in security solutions is a careful and meticulous process. This is why we’re honored that global manufacturing services company, Jabil Circuit, Inc., has selected Splunk Enterprise Security (ES) as its global security nerve center and expanded its use of Splunk Enterprise for IT Operations across its global infrastructure.

With more than 100 facilities in 28 countries – and more than 180,000 employees, Jabil has been using Splunk Enterprise for a number of years to monitor the health of those global networks. Adopting Splunk ES as the security nerve center at Jabil was …

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How Brands Manage Data During the Super Bowl

You see servers and devices, apps and logs, traffic and clouds. We see data — everywhere. And with one of the world’s biggest sporting spectacles taking place just down the road from us in less than two weeks time, we thought we’d take a look at a few Splunk customers and how they’ve managed their data loads during the big game.

Coping with web traffic – Cars.com & Nissan
A few years ago, Cars.com used Splunk Enterprise to ensure its web environment could withstand the user load — and ensure a pleasant customer experience — during their Super Bowl advertisements. In years past Cars.com relied on aggregate data to determine their overall performance under Super Bowl levels of stress. …

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Data to Play Pivotal Role in the Fan Experience in Santa Clara

VenueNext_logoWhen fans of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers enter Levi’s Stadium to cheer on their team, they are going to enjoy MVP-type services from beginning to end – regardless of the final score.

When the San Francisco 49ers started planning their new stadium, use of technology, particularly mobile technology, was at the core of delivering an amazing fan experience. By partnering with VenueNext, they built one of the best mobile apps for providing a delightful fan experience that has evolved how the nearly 68,000 fans enjoy games at Levi’s® Stadium.

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Data is at the heart of operations in the stadium and Splunk is powering analytics in realtime at every stage of the fan experience. Splunk is used …

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.conf2015 Highlight Series: EnerNOC uses Splunk to Get a Grip on Power

This post is inspired by our most recent announcement with EnerNOC, but read on for more details.

From cruising altitude, the modern energy industry seems like an island of calm. But as your metaphorical jet gets closer to land, the messiness begins to unfold around you. Be it government regulation, evolving technology, spikes in fear relating to nuclear energy, or even the ability to harness solar or wind power to put energy back into the grid and, gosh, get paid by the power company, there’s a dizzying amount of complexity behind every power bill that increases or decreases your price per kilowatt hour. And that complexity affects your bottom line.

So, in this chaotic world, how can you

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