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Splunk Enterprise 6 Wins Best Cloud Management Award at UK Cloud Awards

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that Splunk® Enterprise 6 has won the Best Cloud Management Product award at the inaugural UK Cloud Awards. Splunk software helps customers to deliver powerful operational insights from the cloud and gives a single-pane-of-glass view across on-premises and public, private or hybrid cloud deployments to proactively troubleshoot, monitor cloud health and resolve problems.

“Splunk Enterprise enables us to see behavior across our new AWS cloud platform with far greater insight,” said Peter Raymond, solution architect, UCAS, an online university and college application service provider. “We can monitor response times, and often drill down to specific users. That means we can be more proactive in spotting faults before they occur. We use a range of analytics tools, but none of those tools give access to logged data. That’s what differentiates Splunk. There is a gold mine of data in the logs and Splunk helps us get to it.”

“We're incredibly proud to be helping UCAS deliver a reliable cloud-based service to students as they find out if all their hard work has paid off,” said James Murray, vice president and general manager of EMEA, Splunk. “Many of our customers are heavily investing in cloud migration and Splunk Enterprise, together with our apps for AWS and Microsoft Azure, is an integral part of this strategy. Splunk software can provide the necessary visibility into operational status, security postures and customer analytics in cloud-based environments. We would like to thank Cloud Pro, The Cloud Industry Forum and techUk for recognizing the value we deliver for cloud-based deployments.”

The UK Cloud Awards, run by Cloud Pro in association with The Cloud Industry Forum and techUk, recognize the best of the cloud industry. The Best Cloud Management Product award celebrates products that give effective demonstrable control and reporting of cloud workloads. Unlike most cloud management tools, Splunk Enterprise 6 was acknowledged for its unique ability to monitor and analyze huge volumes of machine data, regardless of where it is deployed. By combining cloud data from solutions such as AWS and Azure and virtualization information with the Splunk App for VMware, organizations can gain a holistic view of hybrid cloud operations.

Go to the Splunk website to read the full UCAS case study.

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About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk® software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. More than 7,000 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce cost. Splunk products include Splunk® Enterprise, Splunk Cloud™, Splunk Storm®, Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit http://www.splunk.com/company.

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