.conf2015 Highlight Series: City of LA and Splunk Cloud as a SIEM for Award-Winning Cybersecurity Collaboration
Registration and call for papers is now open for Splunk .conf2016. We can’t wait to host you all at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts in Orlando, Florida; September 26-29, 2016.
During last year’s Splunk .conf2015 we were lucky to have Timothy Lee, the CISO of the City of Los Angeles, share his case study for why his department chose Splunk Cloud as a SIEM for one of their cybersecurity initiatives and how it is used. Though we’re summarizing his key points in this post, you can get the complete picture by checking out a recording of Tim’s presentation, and access to his slides, at the bottom of this post.
Tim began …
Retain More Data at Lower Cost with New AWS Storage Volume Types
This is a guest post contributed by David Potes, Partner Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services
Many of the customers I work with are being asked to retain more of their logging data for longer periods. Some of these customers are being driven by increasing compliance requirements, while others want to mine historical data to analyze their systems. With the recent release of Splunk Enterprise 6.4, you now have the ability to dramatically shrink the size of your indexes to retain data longer at reduced storage sizes. If you’re running Splunk Enterprise on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), you can also tier your Splunk storage to deliver the right performance, at the right price. Now, by using the …
Welcome to the Hotel Cloud-ifornia
Aside from being a clumsily executed pun, the title does sound a bit ominous – especially if you are familiar with the 1976 Eagles classic (is it just me or is it getting old in here?). Well it should be ominous because checking into the cloud is like checking into a hotel and that is both good and bad.
The good is you’re getting out of your daily grind, turning over all the maintenance to someone else, and getting away from the screaming kids (or hardware alarms for the purposes of our analogy). That’s great!
The bad, however, is you are moving in with strangers, the maintenance people have the keys to your room and you pay by the night (or …
Splunk Enterprise 6.4 – Driving down the cost of big data analytics
Today, I’m excited to introduce Splunk Enterprise Release 6.4 and the latest version of Splunk Cloud. For Splunk Enterprise customers, the biggest news is that you can lower your cold data storage costs by 40-80%.
We know you’re under pressure to retain more data – and for longer – because of security and compliance. There’s also an increasing demand to optimize your business by analyzing historical data. This data is important but less frequently accessed, so now you can choose to reduce its footprint by 60% on average, and up to 80% for some data types.
How? We can now remove a part of the Splunk optimization data (TSIDX) from your original data, letting you trade optimal search performance …
The Value of Hybrid Highlighted as Splunk is Honored by SC Magazine Awards
Every organization has a cloud strategy. It’s a journey, but the destination is clear. And, it’s my experience that regardless of what mile marker organizations have just passed on the road to cloud, they’re likely operating a hybrid environment. This means they are running solutions both on-premises and in the cloud. To support this strategy, we offer hybrid delivery options – supporting both on-premises and cloud solutions – one of the differentiated values we provide our Splunk customers.
And today, I’m excited to share that our differentiated value just got a big boost as Splunk Enterprise won a Trust award for “Best Fraud Prevention Solution” and Splunk Enterprise Security won a Trust award for “Best SIEM Solution” from SC …
Announcing Splunk Enterprise in Microsoft Azure Marketplace
We are pleased to announce the release of Splunk Enterprise in Microsoft Azure Marketplace!
Now Azure customers can deploy and purchase Azure-certified Splunk Enterprise clusters in minutes, with the entire point-and-click workflow contained within their Azure portal.
This Bring-Your-Own-License offering on Azure IaaS, provides Splunk customers another platform for self-managed Splunk deployments in addition to on-premise and other public cloud deployment options.
What can Splunk Enterprise in Azure Marketplace do for you?
Our mission at Splunk is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. We strive to turn machine data into valuable insights in as little time as possible to help businesses in their journey towards operational intelligence:
Splunk Enterprise in Azure Marketplace enables and …
Cheers to Customer Growth: MindTouch Receives $12 Million in Funding
Back in 2014 I wrote a blog post about an innovative new Splunk Cloud customer, MindTouch, that was increasing its customer retention and had tripled its customer count with the help of our cloud platform for Operational Intelligence. When I first heard about MindTouch and then met some of the employees and executives, I knew they were onto something big. You see, MindTouch does something pretty cool. They’ve developed a cloud service that helps organizations better engage with their customers by delivering insights into how customers consume the organization’s self-service product and help content. Much like Splunk Cloud, MindTouch helps its clients use data in a way that can give them incredible insight into customer interests and behavior. Some …
.conf2015 Highlight Series: Splunk Cloud Keeps Orion Talking
At .conf2015, Orion Labs’ Dan Phung showed how his company brings together the cloud, wearable technology, and the Internet of Things with Splunk. We take a look at what he shared during .conf below, but feel free to check out the session recording and his presentation slides for even more detail. And don’t miss the video overview below too.
Science fiction is the stuff of dreamers, but these dreams sometimes come true. Author Arthur C. Clarke envisioned using geostationary satellites for telecommunications relays. Edward Bellamy, in 1888, envisioned the concept of credit cards. Even Aldous Huxley, back in 1931, envisioned a pill that could make unhappy people happy. Crazy stuff!
With that in mind, we couldn’t help but …
.conf2015 Highlight Series: On track for savings and performance… Aurizon rolls out Splunk Cloud
During .conf2015 we were pleased to play host to a session about one company’s transition to Splunk Cloud. Read on to learn more, but check the session recording for more details — and be sure to grab a copy of the presentation itself for reference.
Moving more than 250 million tons of commodities, Aurizon is one of the largest rail freight operators in Australia. Şebnem Kürklü, an information security manager, joined the company with a focus on improving IT security, vendor and service provider relationships, increase risk awareness in business units, and to leverage investment in current technologies. A full plate for anyone.
The Aurizon IT landscape
Aurizon outsources much of its IT to Fujitsu, though it maintains functions such …
.conf2015 Highlight Series: Gatwick Airport Looks up to the Cloud
UPDATED — February 2016
Register now for our webinar: Driving Efficiency With Splunk Cloud at Gatwick Airport
Date and time: Thursday, February 18, 2016 (2:30 am PT / 10:30am GMT)
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Discover how Gatwick Airport, the busiest single runway airport in the world, uses Splunk Cloud to gain a real-time view of the performance of terminals and the airfield, ensuring a high degree of efficiency for a record-breaking 925 daily flights and 38 million annual passengers.
At Splunk .conf2015, Joe Hardstaff, Business Systems Architect at Gatwick Airport, spoke about the challenges his organization faced as an airport, trying to compete with other local airports with more runways. To give us background on the size of …