Splunk and Cisco Umbrella: See what you’ve been missing…

The following is a guest post by Rachel Ackerly, product marketing manager, Cisco Umbrella.

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Do you have eyes in the back of your head? (Unless you’re my mother, there is a good chance you don’t.) Many security products claim to provide visibility into what’s happening on your network, but how many actually deliver on that promise?

So how do you see what’s happening on the internet, beyond your perimeter? Isn’t that the question security professionals have been struggling with as the world becomes more mobile? Your employees connect to the internet from many different locations and devices. VPN is no longer necessary to get work done, they use Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps. But that leaves users more vulnerable to threats, …

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Getting Cloud Native with Splunk and Cloud Foundry

The following is guest blog post by Matt Cholick, software engineer, Pivotal.

Enterprises are moving to microservices architectures, continuous delivery practices, and embracing DevOps culture. This is the foundation of a modern, “cloud-native” business. At Pivotal, we help companies make this transformation with our Pivotal Cloud Foundry product.

Our customers want to extend the utility of Splunk to include their new cloud-native apps running on Cloud Foundry. To this end, we’ve been working up an integration between these two products. This post reviews our progress so far, and concludes with an invite to our private beta program.

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What is Pivotal Cloud Foundry?

Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a platform, based on open source software, for deploying and operating applications. …

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Meet the Splunkterns: Kristen Farabaugh

The following is a guest blog post by Splunktern, Kristen Farabaugh who served as the first ever Sales Intern at Splunk this past summer. This is part of our ongoing Meet the Splunktern blog series.

What initially drew me to Splunk?

I am currently studying Management Information Systems at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I’ve always had a fascination with technology (mainly understanding how things work), and also consider myself to be outgoing and people-oriented. I decided to merge these two interests by working in the field at a revolutionary technology company.

SF PictureMy first few days at Splunk foreshadowed that my summer would be full of learning, exposure to new opportunities and success. I quickly learned how Splunk uses machine …

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Splunk4Good Helps Fund Computer Science Summer Course at UNLV


The following is a guest blog post by Molly Marks, director of special events and PLTW affiliate director, UNLV, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering…

At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering we were thrilled to host our fifth annual Project Lead The Way STEM (PLTW Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) summer training program for middle and high school teachers from July 11 to August 6. This year, thanks to a grant from Splunk4Good, we were able to offer a new Computer Science Principles course, adding to a range of offerings like Green Architecture, Automation and Robotics.

The $25,000 Splunk4Good donation funded startup program costs, instructor fees and enabled us to sponsor …

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Big Data Meets Big Ideas: Top 4 Sessions You Can’t Miss at #Splunkconf16

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-preview-BigDataIdeas_twtr1-440x220The following is a guest blog post from Steven A. Menges, owner of product management and customer insight functions for Big Iron and Big Iron-to-Big Data solutions at Syncsort…

After hearing stories of previous Splunk .conf events from my new colleagues at Syncsort, I am excited to attend my first one and share my pre-show research with you today. Splunk is arguably one of the greatest IT success stories of the last decade, thanks to their unique approach and disruptive tech for Big Data analytics (including correlating data from ALL critical data sources). They have taken the IT industry and Wall Street by storm, continually building on their impressive accomplishments. And I’m told they put on a great conference for …

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Dell EMC Splunking It Up at #splunkconf16

Ninja_Dell_EMCThe following is a guest blog post from Cory Minton, Principal Systems Engineer, Dell EMC…

Grab your hoodies, your witty black t-shirts, and maybe your capes…it’s time for another exciting Splunk .conf2016, the annual Splunk User Conference taking place at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort September 26-29, 2016.  All of us at EMC are excited to be sponsoring .conf for the third year in a row, and this year our presence will be bigger and better than ever before. Dell EMC will host two technical sessions this year, we’ll have more than 20 of the Dell EMC Splunk Ninjas running around learning, a large booth in the partner pavilion demonstrating our technology solutions, and we are pleased to have been …

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#splunkconf16 preview: Cisco Likes Big Data (& .conf2016) and They Cannot Lie

The following is a guest blog post by Robert Novak, Big Data Partner Consulting SE & Certified Cisco Big Data Hat Wearer…

Cisco and Splunk-Better Together

There’s never been a better time to check out the partnership between Cisco and Splunk!

You would be forgiven for thinking that line is a nod to Cisco’s marketing team and their catch phrase for this year. But sometimes even a catch phrase is valid, and there’s a lot going on in the relationship between Splunk and Cisco (and between Cisco and Splunk) that you can learn more about in person very soon.


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You Bet Your Sweet SaaS, AWS will be at #splunkconf16!

The following is a guest blog post by David Potes, AWS Solutions Architect:

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-preview-BigDataIdeas_twtr1-440x220The end of September is one of my favorite times of the year, and not just because it’s finally Summer in San Francisco. It’s the time we attend Splunk .conf to talk about all of the things you can do with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Splunk.

Here are a few .conf sessions highlighting the strong partnership between AWS and Splunk:

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#splunkconf16 preview: Splunk in the WWT ATC

The following is a guest blog post by Christian Gunther, Consulting Solutions Architect, World Wide Technology.

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-preview-BigDataIdeas_twtr1-440x220World Wide Technology (WWT) is a global systems integrator headquartered in St. Louis, MO. WWT’s CEO and Co-Founder had the idea that thought leadership and technology integration could be planned, created, built, and tested in a lab environment. This idea launched WWT’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC). The ATC is where all the magic happens. Technology integrations, testing and evaluation, proof of concepts, demonstrations, and labs.  All are possible because of the ATC and our CEO’s forward thinking.

WWT and Cisco have been partners from the very beginning, growing the relationship into #1 partner status for WWT. Cisco has benefited from the ATC and the …

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Docker? Amazon ECS? Splunk? How they now all seamlessly work together

Today the Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) team announced they have added the Splunk native logging driver to the newest version of the ECS agent. This means it’s now easier to implement a comprehensive monitoring solution for running your containers at scale. At Splunk, we’re incredibly excited about this integration because customers running containers in ECS can now receive all the benefits of the logging driver, like better data classification & searching, support for flexible RBAC, and easy and scalable data collection built on top of the Splunk HTTP Event Collector (HEC).

The following is a guest blog post by David Potes, AWS Solutions Architect:

Monitoring containers has been somewhat of a challenge in the past, but the …

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