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Continuous Data Availability in Splunk Enterprise with SmartStore and SwiftStack

Splunk Enterprise protects mission-critical applications, and in doing so, it has become a mission-critical application that must be protected and factored into every disaster recovery (DR) plan. Since SwiftStack is a storage provider, this article will focus on protecting the data sets within Splunk. With Splunk’s SmartStore feature – first introduced in Splunk Enterprise 7.2 […]

An Architecture Blueprint for Splunk Enterprise with SmartStore

Based on the availability of SmartStore, Splunk’s optimized data management model in Splunk Enterprise 7.2 and Splunk Enterprise 7.3, Cisco and SwiftStack embarked on an effort to create a reference stack for the compute, storage, and networking infrastructure required to run Splunk at scale. The resulting document, a Cisco Validated Design (or “CVD”), is a […]

Cisco Live 2019: Maximizing the Value of Data for Cisco Customers

While Marc Andreessen’s famous declaration from 2011, “software is eating the world”, certainly holds true today, a further enhancement is necessary: “yes, but it’s data that is changing the world”. This is evident in every aspect of our business and personal lives as data reshapes industries from medicine to retail to transportation to public safety. […]

Splunk Enterprise 7.3 takes SmartStore to a new level

With the release of Splunk Enterprise 7.3, Splunk’s data optimization feature, SmartStore, can now deliver infrastructure efficiencies and cost savings to Splunk environments which utilize Splunk Premium Solutions, most notably, Splunk Enterprise Security (ES). SwiftStack participated in the early testing program for Splunk Enterprise 7.3 and found the release to be both robust and high-performing. […]

The Math is Undeniable: Splunk SmartStore Savings Add Up

Splunk’s recent blog describing Splunk Enterprise 7.2 with Smart Store states that the new data management model “makes it incredibly cost efficient to achieve longer data retention at scale”. As a provider of storage which is compatible with Splunk SmartStore, SwiftStack is being asked by Splunk users to help quantify these cost savings. What does […]