Splunk Enterprise is the industry-leading platform for analyzing machine-generated data. to gain valuable business insights. Splunk Enterprise uses its powerful Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL) to extract meaningful information from machine data. The insights that are generated from analyzing machine data are called operational intelligence, which has many use cases, including:
Dell Technologies and Splunk have partnered to provide jointly validated reference architectures that are optimized for maximum scalability and performance. Splunk software running on Dell converged infrastructure delivers the operational intelligence that is required to drive an organization’s digital transformation. When paired together, Dell and Splunk combine the operational intelligence that is provided by the Splunk eco-system with the cost-effective, scalable, and flexible infrastructure of Dell.
The primary benefits Dell provides to customers’ Splunk Enterprise environments include:
Optimized storage data tiering—Aligns storage to hot/warm, cold, and frozen data requirements with high retention and performance.
Cost-effective and flexible scale-out—Provides scale-out capacity and compute, independently or as a single, converged platform.
Powerful data services—Includes secure encryption, compression and deduplication, and fast, efficient snapshots for protection.
A reference architecture using Dell VxRail system with Isilon for a virtualized Splunk Enterprise environment has been jointly tested and validated by Splunk and Dell to meet or exceed the performance of Splunk Enterprise running on Splunk's documented reference hardware. VxRail offers the performance and capacity required to meet the infrastructure requirements of a small or medium-sized enterprise Splunk deployment.