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:
IT Operations - Utilization, capacity growth
Security - Fraud detection, real-time detection of threats, forensics
Internet of Things (IoT) - Sensor data, machine-to-machine, human interactions
Dell EMC and Splunk have partnered to provide jointly validated reference architectures that are optimized for maximum scalability and performance. Splunk software running on Dell EMC converged infrastructure delivers the operational intelligence that is required to drive an organization’s digital transformation. When paired together, Dell EMC and Splunk combine the operational intelligence that is provided by the Splunk eco-system with the cost-effective, scalable, and flexible infrastructure of Dell EMC.
The primary benefits Dell EMC 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—Include secure encryption, compression and deduplication, and fast, efficient snapshots for protection.
A reference architecture using Dell EMC VxRail system with Isilon™ for a virtualized Splunk Enterprise environment has been jointly tested and validated by Splunk and Dell EMC 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.