Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced the general availability (GA) of Splunk Cloud™, a new service that delivers Splunk Enterprise in the cloud. Organizations can now access Splunk Cloud to gain visibility and operational insights into their machine-generated big data in the cloud, as well as correlate this data across their cloud and on-premises environments. With the introduction of Splunk Cloud for large-scale production environments, Splunk Storm, the cloud-based service introduced last year, will significantly expand its free developer offerings to 20GB of total storage per month.
“We are expanding our offering because we heard our customers loud and clear – they want Splunk Enterprise as a cloud service,” said Dejan Deklich, vice president of cloud engineering, Splunk. “Delivering the enterprise-class Splunk Cloud, based on award-winning, patented technology, enabled us to also make Splunk Storm free. This is exciting because we are now giving a free service to developers who have to pay for the same results from other vendors.”
“The Splunk vision of delivering its software as a service across any type of user scenario allows its customers greater choice,” said Dennis Callaghan, senior analyst, 451 Research. “By providing an enterprise-class cloud service with all of the features of its flagship product, Splunk is making a strong statement about doing business in the cloud and looks to cement its position as a leader in the operational intelligence market, across all modes of delivery.”
Splunk Cloud, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), includes access to all features of the award-winning Splunk Enterprise platform including apps, APIs, alerting and role-based access controls. Splunk Cloud supports all core Splunk Enterprise use cases including application management, digital intelligence, IT operations management, security and more. Splunk Cloud also integrates with on-premises deployments of Splunk to deliver visibility into operational status, KPIs and security postures across all environments.