P=MV. Splunk Cloud Momentum

In the cloud as well as in the physical environment, P=MV.

Momentum=Mass x Velocity

Today, Splunk announced major momentum for Splunk Cloud.  We announced the industry’s first 100% uptime SLA for machine data analytics AND a 33% price reduction for Splunk Cloud AND new plans up to 5TB/day AND bursting flexibility up to 10x licensed data volumes AND the free Splunk Online Sandbox.

How are we able to gain so much momentum?  You guessed it… by multiplying Mass x Velocity.

Mass

At last count, we had over 7,400 organizations using Splunk in over 90 countries. Leading enterprises such as Intuit, Cisco, and Domino’s Pizza, relying on Splunk to fuel their success across IT and the business. Add to …

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Splunk Cloud at MindTouch: From the Corner Office to the Cafeteria

I’ve blogged previously about the value customers tell us they get from Splunk Cloud and I’m thrilled to be sharing more. In a freshly minted press release, customer case study, and video, MindTouch talks about all the different ways they use Splunk Cloud across their business.

Some amazing nuggets include, how they:

  • Exceeded all customer SLAs using Splunk Cloud for real-time monitoring
  • Tripled customer count without any additional DevOps headcount
  • Increased customer retention by using machine data insights to demonstrate Mindtouch value to their customers
  • Display Splunk Cloud dashboards in the company cafeteria, so the entire company has visibility into the health of the Mindtouch cloud-based software

Testimonials like this are amazing … customers relying on …

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Sharing the Splunk Cloud Love

                                                                   Exhibit A

                                                                   Exhibit B

 

Tough to beat a reference like that!

However, I’m pleased to say that for Splunk Cloud…we just came pretty close. :-)

First this blog post by Cesar-Lopez Nataren of Mindtouch, titled “Mindtouch’s Path to Splunk Cloud Enlightenment.”  Some nuggets:

  • “The user interface for tweaking the dashboards was so phenomenally
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Can Big Data Predict and Prevent Your Next Outage or Breach? Discover the answer at Splunk Booth, CIsco Live San Francisco!

Can you guess what Internet of Things, big data, SDN, virtualization, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure and FlexPod have in common? No, it’s not that they’re all the latest industry buzzwords. Find the solution at our Splunk booth (#2011) at Cisco Live World of Solutions in San Francisco from May 19th through the 22nd. That’s four days, packed with brand new sessions and demos. Check out our theater sessions schedule here.

Yes, we are also known for our cool Splunk t-shirts. Come by and grab one, but also have fun learning all the new ways of getting Operational Intelligence from your machine data. Not to mention a chance to travel home peacefully with a new pair of Bose headphones. Or …

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How to Splunk Data from a Raspberry Pi – Three Easy Steps!

Last week we announced a release of our Universal Forwarder for Linux ARM (Raspberry Pi) which greatly simplifies the process of taking any data from a Raspberry Pi including GPIO or other connected sensors and attached shields and sending that data to Splunk. While this task was not impossible before, the process involved manual streaming of data to the Splunk API. Using a Universal Forwarder you can take advantage of Splunk’s end to end data distribution mechanisms with no need to understand or develop against Splunk’s API.

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Introducing the Splunk Universal Forwarder for Raspberry Pi!

So I’d like to introduce you to a new piece of technology we have released this week, the Splunk Universal Forwarder for Linux ARM (Raspberry Pi). Tested for deployment on Raspberry Pi, this version of the forwarder is designed to allow end users to capture data on embedded, low power ARM based devices and forward that data to Splunk Enterprise, Cloud, Storm, or Free instances. You can download the release, for free, right now at http://apps.splunk.com/app/1611/

I’ve got to assume that this forwarder will be a first introduction to Splunk for many in the Raspberry Pi community, so let me briefly tell you a bit about Splunk, its purpose, its architecture, and how to get started. I’ll also link you …

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