Kaminario and Splunk today announced a partnership whereby customers can use the combined solutions to accelerate autonomous data center deployments and boost performance for machine data analytics. With the combined solution, customers who use Splunk for its capability to rapidly ingest and analyze machine data can benefit from the scalability and performance of the Kaminario K2 all-flash array. Splunk Enterprise monitors and analyzes machine data from any source to deliver operational intelligence to optimize IT, security and business performance. With intuitive analysis features, machine learning, packaged applications and open APIs, Splunk Enterprise is a flexible platform that scales from focused use cases to an enterprise-wide analytics backbone.
Optimizing Storage Capacity and Performance
The K2 brings value to scalable Splunk environments by optimizing storage capacity and performance. With our DataShrink technologies, customers can benefit from additional data compression on top of the built in Splunk compression, sometimes doubling the amount of capacity. With DataProtect, Splunk environments can take advantage of the K2’s snapshot and replication features for disaster recovery and backup purposes. Underlying this, the K2 VisionOS provides predictable capacity scalability and low latency, even as the number of Splunk Indexers and volume of machine data increases, by taking advantage of the K2’s scale-up/scale-out capability. Typical Splunk customers running K2 have seen latency remain below 1 millisecond, even at peak times.
The Kaminario K2 App for Splunk Enterprise
Splunk also has a huge ecosystem of add-on solutions from partners which allow customers to extend their Splunk implementation. In fact, one of those solutions is the Kaminario K2 App for Splunk Enterprise, which leverages the syslog protocol to provide Splunk Enterprise customers intuitive dashboards and sophisticated analytics for the K2 all-flash array. This solution provides the following benefits:
- Real-time K2 events, audits and logon information are automatically streamed and visualized into dashboards, alerts and reports
- Agent-less solution, ready in minutes – K2 configuration is done online and integration takes less than 5 minutes to complete
- Trend analysis enables automatic alerts to be triggered and notifications are automatically shared, enhancing datacenter visibility to administrators
As one of our customers, Elad Gotfried, director of IT at eToro said “We use Splunk Enterprise to gain performance and operational insights from mission critical applications. Given the demanding nature of Splunk workloads, running it on Kaminario K2 all-flash was an obvious choice to accelerate our time to insights. With VisionOS’ advanced data reduction capabilities, K2 helps maximize capacity utilization while delivering enterprise-level data services for our Spunk implementation.”
Kaminario enhances the value of your Splunk implementation by providing a scalable, high performance and low latency storage solution for high volume machine data. Splunk customers need the Kaminario K2 because Splunk > It’s not just about the t-shirts!