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  • Splunk Apps and Add-ons: Do You Possess the Apptitude?

    At Splunk, we’re committed to helping customers across industry and government ingest, organize and visualize their data to gain intelligent insights. Our platform is designed to help users maximize the use of machine data through powerful search and analysis capabilities. What many people don’t know is that we go beyond offering platform solutions to ensure our capabilities can be integrated at the application level. Did you know we also offer more than 700 apps that extend the power of Splunk?

    Over the years Splunk has partnered with companies such as Microsoft and Cisco to develop customized apps to integrate with customers’ existing platforms and supplement Splunk’s Enterprise platform. Splunk Enterprise is our platform for Operational Intelligence, but apps and add-ons …

  • Masters of Machines 2015 Part 2: IT Complexity on the Rise

    WiresIn part 1, I spoke about the key findings from the recently published research by Quocirca. In part 2, I’ll focus on how the research shows that Operational Intelligence helps manage IT infrastructure complexity. The adoption of cloud services (IaaS, Paas and SaaS) has a lot of well documented benefits but does add to IT infrastructure complexity making it more difficult to get insight into a technology landscape that is increasingly hybrid.


    There were three big concerns with IT infrastructure:

    • Downtime and disruption to mission critical (often hybrid) services
    • Keeping up with innovation (e.g. cloud, big data, the internet-of-things (IoT), DevOps (software development and operations) and mobility
    • Data chaos from all the information generated by a modern

  • Introducing #TriviaTuesday — Your chance to win a free pass to .conf2015


    How would you like to attend .conf2015: The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference for FREE?! We assume your answer is “uhhhh….yes, please…” So let us tell you how it can be done:

    Simply start brushing up on your .conf knowledge because we are kicking off a #TriviaTuesday sweepstakes on Twitter tomorrow! Follow @splunkconf on Twitter and we will tweet out a question based on either .conf2015 facts or previous .conf events every Tuesday at 10am PST for the next six weeks (hint: holds the key to your very free .conf2015 future).

    You read that right. All you have to do is tweet us the correct answer to our trivia question and include the hashtags #enter …