Championing its enterprise-ready cloud service for machine data analytics called Splunk Cloud, Splunk announced lower prices, a new free online sandbox and a 100-percent-uptime service level agreement (SLA). Splunk Cloud delivers the Splunk Enterprise product as a service, collecting and analyzing a continuous stream of data from enterprise applications, websites, servers and infrastructure.
“Organizations cannot afford downtime on data platforms that monitor their applications, infrastructure and services," Guido Schroeder, senior vice president of products at Splunk, said. "With Splunk Cloud, customers get best-in-class enterprise-ready reliability, an unequaled breadth of features and ease of use that enables rapid time to value.”
To make it easier for potential customers to get acquainted with Splunk Cloud, the company launched a free Online Sandbox, which instantly enables a personal Splunk Cloud environment for evaluation. Splunk also reduced prices by 33 percent on its cloud service and added several new service plans.
The cloud service features monitoring and alerting, role-based access controls, knowledge mapping, report acceleration, visibility across on-premise and cloud deployments, anomaly detection, pattern matching, high availability and REST APIs.
Splunk was recently named a leader in Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management.
Aaron Fulkerson, founder and CEO of MindTouch, a Splunk Cloud customer, said his company "tested several machine data analytics services on the market and none except Splunk Cloud could handle the rigors of serious enterprise demands. Our products are mission-critical to our customers, and the 100-percent uptime delivered by Splunk Cloud helps us meet our customers’ expectations to be online all the time.”