Turn machine data into answers

We all know the expression “I can’t see the forest for the trees”

Natascha Thornton, Arrow ECS Belux Data & AI Sales,
explains machine data and how to get useful insight from it.

All kinds of IT assets produce log files. All kinds of day-to-day use products like cars, houses, alarm systems, traffic information systems, public transport – you name it – produce log files which we call machine data.

Machine data is valuable because it contains a definitive record of all the activity and behavior of your customers, users, transactions, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices. It includes configurations, data from APIs, message queues, change events, the output of diagnostic commands, call detail records and sensor data from industrial systems, and more. 

The challenge with leveraging machine data is that it comes in a dizzying array of unpredictable formats, and traditional monitoring and analysis tools weren’t designed for the variety, velocity, volume or variability of this data. Thus, our use of the expression “I can’t see the forest for the trees”.

Splunk is a great tool to distinguish the trees from the forrest. The Splunk platform uses machine data to address big data, IT operations, security and analytics use cases. The insights gained from machine data can support any number of use cases across an organization and can also be enriched with data from other sources.

But a Splunk setup requires a performant, flexible, always and everywhere available IT platform to run. At Arrow we have the experience of running Splunk on Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS.

So without having to plan or reserve resources in the traditional data center, you can have a Splunk environment up and running in no time.

Other direct benefits include:

  • No need for upfront hardware investments
  • Auto scaling for unpredicted growth
  • Access from anywhere
  • Collect and index any data from anywhere
  • Real-time search, analysis and visualization
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Digressive prices per GB

Contact us to learn what’s behind these benefits…

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Follow the link through to our Business Partner Reserved Area and find out how to become a Splunk partner with Arrow and give insight of machine data to your customers.

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