Splunk has proven to deliver real value to organizations by collecting and indexing massive amounts raw data generated from virtually any source and transforming this data into new, real-time insight. This type of detailed data being generated by machines and applications throughout an organization were previously untapped, but Splunk makes this data usable and accessible to solve real business problems such as preventing disastrous outages and service degradation.
Raw Data captured and indexed
To provide Splunk customers with yet more value, EMC and Splunk have teamed up to help customers manage the explosion of data across physical, virtual and cloud environments with a tested reference architecture for non-disruptive scalability, optimized performance, and simplified management. Download the EMC reference architecture guide to deploy a shared infrastructure for Splunk using VMware vSphere dynamic computing and EMC Isilon scale-out storage to enable higher levels of consolidation and utilization compared to traditional IT deployments.
I spoke with Hal Rottenberg, Data Center Practice Manager at Splunk to speak to the value the EMC Reference Architecture for Splunk and how this architecture addresses the rapid growth of data and users in Splunk environments.
1. Before we get into the EMC Reference Architecture, please describe Splunk and the value it provides.