The Splunk 12 Days Of Christmas

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Splunk_Twitter-Card_Santa_Ad1_v3Ho Ho Ho! I hope you’re all ready for Christmas and the holiday season. From (Yule) log files to ERP (Enhanced Reindeer Planning) systems to wood burning fire-walls and NOCs (Noel Operations Centre), a lot of organisations have done some amazing things with their machine data this year. In the spirit of sharing gifts, I give you the Splunk 12 Days Of Christmas featuring some of those customers who’ve improved their operations using Splunk as a machine data fabric. Have a great festive season and enjoy the stories below:

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Head in the Cloud? Maximize your Operational Intelligence with Even Deeper Integration Between Splunk and AWS

Even more exciting news from re:invent!

In case you weren’t watching the live-stream of the event, you may have missed the keynote announcement this morning about the new service called AWS Personal Health.

Splunk’s integration with AWS Personal Health allows AWS customers to proactively monitor over 70 services and quickly act on personal service interruptions informing their users of things like reserved instance retirement, network issues, even instance failures. Before, if there was a network issue, your only way of knowing was based on regional or availability zone messaging. This integration brings an even more personalized experience to using Splunk for monitoring and managing your mission critical workloads in AWS.

The AWS Health API delivers critical data on AWS service quality and …

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Splunk Challenge 2016 – Catch ’em all at Nanyang Polytechnic!

Splunk Challenge 2016, the annual Splunk challenge that many NYP students have been waiting for, is here! Today, the students will be pitting their analytics’ skills learned using Splunk, against each other as they compete for a chance to take home some great prizes.

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Unlike past years where the students were tasked to look into business and IT operation data, this year the ideas of analyzing “Pokemon” data was suggested by the lecturer to be used for the challenge. As the market leader in the data analytics space, not only it is important, but it also addresses some of our core values to keep what we are doing fun and innovative so that we will not only be able to …

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Splunk Wins Award for 2016 Governance Team of the Year!

Photo by IR Media Group Ltd.

Photo by IR Media Group Ltd.

Last week I was proud to represent Splunk at the Corporate Secretary’s 9th Annual Corporate Governance Awards Gala at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City, alongside my colleagues Weilyn Wood, Connie Wu and Diane Cree. Over 400 other industry professionals in the governance, risk and compliance sector were in attendance to celebrate the best of the best.

Building on last year’s award for Best Proxy Statement, this is Splunk’s second straight year as a nominee and winner of a Corporate Secretary award – this time for Governance Team of the Year (small to mid-cap).

The award recognizes Splunk’s dedication to excellence in corporate governance and helps solidify our position as a governance

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Personal Dev/Test Licenses give you the freedom to explore

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Do you have a new use case to validate? Untapped data sources to investigate? Wouldn’t it be great to explore how Splunk might help other parts of your organization? All without impacting your production systems and license usage…

Free Personal Dev/Test Licenses

At .conf2016 in September, CEO Doug Merritt was clear that we want to make easier for you use Splunk across your business. Enforced metering is gone. And exploring new use cases should be hassle-free.

So now any Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud customer employee can get a free personalized Splunk Enterprise Dev/Test software license. Each license is valid for up to 50 GB daily data ingestion and a six-month renewable term, giving you ample power and time to …

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How much!? The cost of Critical IT Events across EMEA.

The answer to the question in the title is 115,034 euros. Not only that but the average EMEA organization has three of them a month. To make that even worse – 65% of those events lead to reputational damage and financial loss. Help is at hand – we’ve built you a tool to help measure the cost of your outages and how to start minimizing them(see below).
404_FINALWe’ve all experienced a Critical IT Event – either managing or fixing one as a technology professional or experiencing it as a consumer (a website crashing, not being able to make a payment, can’t get email on your phone, etc.). You know it by the infamous 404 error, “service not available” …

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Splunk4Good Helps Fund Computer Science Summer Course at UNLV

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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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Congratulations to the 2016-17 SplunkTrust MVPs!!!

splunktrust_square_logoWelcome back from .conf2016, everyone! It’s been a tremendous good time for all of us at Splunk, and we’re hoping those of you who were able to join us got as much out of it as we did. Among the other opportunities we took to recognize our outstanding customers and partners this year was the announcement of this year’s SplunkTrust Community MVPs.

We created the SplunkTrust Community MVP program to recognize our community’s top contributors, and to involve them in planning and policy decisions as our community grows. These community members have shown the very highest level of commitment to helping others succeed with Splunk, and are the second year’s SplunkTrust member roster:

 

2016-17 SplunkTrust inductees with Doug Merritt and Rachel Perkins

2016-17 SplunkTrust inductees with CEO Doug

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Splunk Pledge and Education

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-Badge-6_fb-1200x627This September marks my fifth year at Splunk.  Since day one on the job, I have spent a great deal of my waking time thinking about how to scale up educating folks on Splunk, in particular for universities and other educational entities.  There is a bit of chicken-and-egg to this dilemma, as most teachers and students don’t see the value of Splunk until they have had some exposure to it.

Over the past five years, we have built programs around licensing and training on Splunk that give not-for-profit educational entities a way to learn, use, and teach Splunk without spending anything but time.  We have had some success, but the efforts did not really scale up until we …

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Adaptive Response: Beyond Analytics-Driven Security

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Now that .conf2016 is in full swing, I’m excited to discuss one of my favorite topics – the Splunk-led Adaptive Response Initiative, which we first announced at the RSA Conference earlier this year. We made a big splash with a strong group of 8 founding participants representing key security technologies like Network Firewall, Endpoint Detection and Response, Privileged User Management, Threat Intelligence, and Incident Response. We are thrilled by the support from Splunk customers and strategic partners as we continue to enable organizations to operate multi-vendor adaptive security architectures and bring life to our vision for a security nerve center.

So here we are in Orlando, and I’m happy to share our latest Adaptive Response milestones:

  1. We have extended Adaptive Response controls into Splunk Enterprise Security 4.5 (ES)
  2. Vendor
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