#splunkconf16 preview: Cisco + Splunk Drive Informed Decisions Across the Business

Cisco and Spunk’s 8-year relationship reached a new peak this spring when Cisco recognized Splunk as it’s Global ISV Partner of the Year. Cisco Vice President Todd Meister recently shared his view on the breadth and power of our strategic relationship in this 3 minute video:

Together, Splunk and Cisco are delivering significant value for thousands of organizations around the globe including Cisco’s own IT, CSIRT, and other internal teams.


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“Together, Cisco and Splunk are far more relevant to our customers than we are individually … I strongly believe the Splunk and Cisco alliance is one of the most exciting collaborations happening today.”
– Todd Meister, Vice President, US Partner Organization, Americas Partner Organization, Cisco


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Splunk Took the Sh out of IT at CiscoLive!

CiscoLive! 2016 was Splunk-tastic to say the least! Over the past 5 years I’ve attended Cisco’s epic event the show has evolved considerably (not to mention more than doubled in size!). This year in particular I was struck by the deep interconnection between Cisco’s major focus areas of security, data center, networking, collaboration, wireless and IoT. Today’s incredibly complex challenges don’t fit neatly within a single category – it truly takes a village to help organizations effectively and efficiently transform their businesses. In the words of our awesome partner, our solutions are simply #BetterTogether.

It’s probably no surprise that this year more than any other Splunk truly was everywhere at Cisco Live. Splunk was showcased in almost a dozen speaking sessions

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Look for Trouble at Cisco Live 2016 with Splunk!

CiscoLiveLogoThousands of Cisco customers – including more than 20 internal Cisco teams – leverage Cisco & Splunk solutions to do everything from improve infrastructure and application availability to defend against multi–dimensional cyber-attacks and advanced threats.

It’s been an exciting year so far with Splunk and Cisco. Cisco recently named Splunk their 2016 Global ISV Partner of the Year, and now we’re packing our bags for a week of Cisco and Splunk-y goodness at Cisco Live in Vegas July 10th-14th, 2016.

At Cisco Live you will see how Splunk and Cisco have teamed to deliver unified visibility into application and network performance, dramatically reduce in troubleshooting times, enable better and faster response into security incidents, and more. You’ll discover practical ways to …

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Real-Time Operational Visibility for Cisco Collaboration Tools with Splunk

Splunk-Cisco-BigData-LgYou may be familiar with Splunk’s extensive integrations across Cisco’s security, data center and networking product families but did you know that many organizations use Splunk to accelerate troubleshooting and get better visiblity into their Cisco collaboration environment?

Within a Cisco Unified Communications environment Splunk’s ability to provide real-time visibility, proactive notifications, and automatic remediation of issues faciliates:

  • Operational break fix & troubleshooting. Splunk can help eliminate finger pointing by helping determine where a call quality problem exists (across network devices, inbound, outbound, etc.).
  • Call Analytics. Call center and support organizations can track call duration, dropped calls, time in queue, etc.
  • Business Analytics ­ Improve return on investment with better visibility into licensing usage, desk phones vs soft phones,
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Splunk and Cisco Help Organizations Drive Business Outcomes with Analytics

This week we are excited to join Cisco on a webinar exploring how companies are moving toward the pervasive use of analytics and operational intelligence and the business value this shift is driving.

Cisco's Jim McHugh and Splunk's Shay Mowlem discuss Splunk and Cisco collaborations.During the webinar, Splunk VP Shay Mowlem and Cisco Vice President of UCS and Data Center Solutions Marketing Jim McHugh will share how Splunk and Cisco are collaborating on a range of security, networking, application management, IoT and other solutions. You’ll also learn how Cisco is working with Splunk to tune and optimize Cisco’s end-to-end big data and analytics infrastructure for Splunk Enterprise, enabling our joint customers to reduce risk and accelerate time to market.

Please join Splunk, Cisco and other industry leaders for tomorrow’s webcast hosted …

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Top 10 Splunk and Cisco Highlights in 2014

Over the past 7 years Cisco and Splunk have built a broad and multi-faceted relationship.

Internally Cisco IT, security, engineering and other teams use Splunk software every day for operational intelligence and security analytics. Cisco has showcased it’s use of Splunk at multiple Splunk Live events including How Cisco IT Moved from Reactive to Proactive and Even Predictive with Splunk” and Cisco’s CSIRT team commented a blog post on Security Logging in an Enterprise … [W]e moved to Splunk from a traditional SIEM as Splunk is designed and engineered for ‘big data’ use cases.”

Splunk & Cisco have partnered across security, networking, application management, IoT, Big Data and other areas to help our joint customers realize the …

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Join Splunk and Cisco at Cisco Live Milan

Building on years of collaboration Splunk and Cisco are kicking off 2015 on a high note. Last week Splunk joined Cisco for a discussion on the Power of Application Centric Infrastructure and now we’re packing our bags for a week of Cisco and Splunk-y goodness at Cisco Live Milan January 26-30, 2015.

At Cisco Live Milan 2015 you’ll learn how Splunk and Cisco have teamed to deliver unified visibility into application and network performance, dramatic reductions in troubleshooting times, better and faster response into security incidents, and more. You’ll discover practical ways to get even more value out of your existing Cisco environments – from ASA firewalls to Catalyst and Nexus switches to Meraki wireless devices – and how Cisco …

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Popular Cisco Networks App Recognized with Splunk “Revolution Award”

The first inkling I had of the usefulness of the Cisco Networks App for Splunk Enterprise (formerly Cisco IOS) came from a Cisco field team who helped their customer get the app working and immediately identified multiple issues with flapping ports. In the months that followed I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Datametrix senior consultant, Splunk app developer and general rock star Mikael Bjerkeland.

Godfrey Sullivan, Chairman and CEO, Splunk Inc. (L) congratulates Mikael Bjerkeland, Sr. consultant at Datametrix AS on his Revolution Award

Godfrey Sullivan, Chairman and CEO, Splunk Inc. (L) congratulates Mikael Bjerkeland, Sr. Consultant at Datametrix AS (R) on his 2014 Revolution Award

At .conf2014 Mikael was recognized with a much-deserved Splunk 2014 Revolution Award. ComputerWorld Norway profiled the award and the Cisco networking app in a fantastic article (“Norsk programvaresuksess”) that …

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Five Must-See Splunk Demos at Cisco Live Milan

Splunk and Cisco are collaborating to unify security, networking, application and other data center silos with centralized, comprehensive operational intelligence.

Stop by Splunk booth E1/E2 at Cisco Live Milan January 27-31 to learn why Splunk is the ideal complement to your Cisco-based infrastructure plus check out a range of LIVE demos including …


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