Remembering David


A week ago Splunk lost a dear friend and an amazing mind.

David Carasso joined Splunk in February of 2005 and not only created the foundation of Splunk’s technology, but also the foundation of Splunk’s culture. David is responsible for “taking the sh out of IT,” “finding your faults just like mom,” our search language, the Splunk book, eventtypes, interactive field extraction and countless other contributions that we now take for granted. David was always there with advice, a debate, inspiration, a joke, a laugh or a smile. It was impossible for David not to be concerned and caring – about his family, his friends, his coworkers, his work or the world around him. His passion knew no bounds and …

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A Whirlwind Week in Taiwan

I had the pleasure of spending last week with the Splunk and Systex teams travelling up and down Taiwan, visiting web services, telecom, academic and government customers, all of whom are huge Splunk fans already. The week ended with a tremendous SplunkLive event hosted by our partner Systex where we discussed challenges with cloud and virtualized environments, amongst other tricky problems IT organizations face.

Systex Splunk Solution Center

Just a few hours after arriving in Taipei, I visited the Systex offices and the Splunk Solution center that they’ve built to showcase Splunk’s core technology, Systex’s apps built on Splunk and solutions that they’ve delivered to their customers. This impressive lab hosts dozens and dozens of customer sessions each week. In …

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