Splunk offers cloud-based system with 'Storm'

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Splunk has launched a cloud-based version of its real-time operational intelligence platform.

Splunk has launched a cloud-based version of its real-time operational intelligence platform.

Named Splunk Storm, it is a cloud service based on the Splunk software and has been created for organisations that develop and run applications in the public cloud, using services such as Amazon Web Services, Google App Engine, Rackspace and others.

According to the company, Splunk Storm allows users to diagnose and troubleshoot application problems immediately, gain rapid visibility and insight into cloud-based applications and monitor critical business metrics.

Key features include the ability to index and store machine data in real-time from any source, format, platform or cloud provider without needing custom parsers or connectors and use the Splunk engine to search in real-time and map historical machine data, filter events, correlate information across various data types, link transactions across multiple application components and trend critical operational parameters, Splunk said.

Godfrey Sullivan, chairman and CEO of Splunk, said: “As more organisations and developers move their projects to the cloud, we want to be there with them. Customers run Splunk Enterprise on premises and in clouds and now, Splunk Storm provides developers with an easy-to-use, subscription version of our software.”

Terry Wise, director of business development at Amazon Web Services, said: “Building Splunk Storm on the Amazon Web Services platform enables Splunk and its customers to benefit from the unique attributes of the cloud, including on-demand access, instant elasticity and the ability to pay only for what you use.”

This article originally appeared at scmagazineuk.com

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