Machine data is one of the fastest-growing types of data, and it’s also one of the most complex categories of big data. With that complexity comes high value in the form of information about customer behavior, business and personal transactions, sensor readings, machine behavior, security threats, and fraudulent activity. Splunk Enterprise software provides the ability to extract the value from any machine data in real time.


Traditionally, Splunk was configured to use commodity servers with internal storage media. This storage configuration, often referred to as direct-attached storage (DAS), has many limitations, especially in this age of digital transformation.


By storing Splunk data on NetApp® storage systems instead of on internal storage media, compute and data storage resources are decoupled, allowing enterprises to create efficient configurations that meet their needs today as well as tomorrow. Servers need to be added only when additional compute resources are required, and storage can be scaled out independently of compute. Valuable rack space, floor space, and energy are conserved. In addition to independent scaling of resources, NetApp systems provide the data protection, data governance, storage efficiency, and copy management features needed to meet the requirements of enterprise organizations that use Splunk.


To learn how NetApp can accelerate Splunk search performance up to 300%, provide 2:1 inline deduplication and compression efficiency, and realize greater than 20% TCO reduction versus DAS, visit NetApp at Splunk .conf18, where NetApp is a Tera Sponsor for the third consecutive year. Splunk .conf is Splunk’s premier education and thought leadership event for security and IT professionals who are looking to tap into the power of their data.


Join NetApp at this year’s event to:

  • Meet NetApp data experts at Booth #T4 and learn how we can help you simplify and integrate enterprise data management across the enterprise to scale without limits and future-proof your IT infrastructure.
  • Attend our informative breakout session, Get Better, Faster Results from Splunk, to learn how we can help you solve your data management challenges, bring infrastructure costs down, and pump in more Splunk data by deploying the optimal infrastructure for Splunk.
  • Watch a demo and learn about the NetApp solutions for Splunk.
  • Enter our raffle drawing for an Amazon Echo or complete a survey for a NetApp backpack.


For more information about NetApp’s Splunk solutions, visit our Big Data Analytics Solutions page.

Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara is a senior manager of product and solution marketing at NetApp with over 25 years of storage and data management marketing experience. Before joining NetApp over 10 years ago, Mike worked at Adaptec, EMC and Digital Equipment Corporation. Mike was a key leader driving the launch of the industry’s first unified scale-out storage system (NetApp), iSCSI and SAS storage system (Adaptec), and Fibre Channel storage system (EMC CLARiiON ). In addition to his past role as marketing chairperson for the Fibre Channel Industry Association, he is a member of the Ethernet Technology Summit Conference Advisory Board, a member of the Ethernet Alliance, a regular contributor to industry journals, and a frequent speaker at events.