Dell EMC teams with Splunk to deliver packaged solutions for harnessing the power of machine data

Via Dell

Nov 16, 2017

New Dell EMC Ready Systems for Splunk extend the simplicity and scalability of Dell EMC VxRail Appliances and Dell EMC VxRack System FLEX to Splunk customers

Story Highlights

  • Validated Splunk solutions combine power of Splunk with simplicity, scalability of Dell EMC VxRail Appliances and Dell EMC VxRack System FLEX
  • Broadened relationship creates ‘one-stop shop’ for organizations looking to capture untapped value of machine data
  • Complete solution including hardware, software and services empowers customers to collect, analyze, secure, and act on machine data in real-time

HOPKINTON, Mass, September 20, 2017 - Today, Dell EMC announces an expanded relationship with Spunk that will provide organizations with an analytics-driven approach to resolve infrastructure and application problems faster, reduce downtime and increase customer satisfaction. By combining technology from both Dell EMC and Splunk, customers can leverage a simpler path to the adoption and expansion of Splunk through a pre-engineered portfolio of purpose-built systems for Splunk® Enterprise. The new Dell EMC Ready Systems for Splunk help organizations of all sizes combine the power of Splunk with the simplicity and scalability of Dell EMC VxRail Appliances and Dell EMC VxRack System FLEX.

Unleashing the power and value of machine data

Machine data can reveal valuable information about user transactions, customer behavior, machine behavior, IT operations analytics, security threats, fraudulent activity and more. Dell EMC Ready Systems are engineered to handle this high-volume, high-velocity and highly diverse data set, enabling customers to harness the power of Splunk’s monitoring, analytics, and machine learning capabilities with the simplified deployment and scalability of Dell EMC hyper-converged infrastructure.

Splunk makes it simple to collect, analyze and act upon the untapped value of machine data generated by infrastructure, security solutions and business applications – giving organizations more insights to drive operational performance and business results as well as up to 90% reduction in mean time to resolution. Designed for customers looking to maximize their Splunk investment, the new Dell EMC Ready Systems for Splunk helps consolidate, simplify and protect machine data. The new Dell EMC Ready System maximizes customer’s Splunk investments through the scale and ease of deployment Dell EMC hyper-converged infrastructure brings to the table.

Solutions for Organizations of All Sizes

Two flavors of Dell EMC Ready Systems for Splunk are now available. For small- to medium-sized businesses standardized on VMware, Dell EMC Ready System for Splunk on VxRail offers the benefits of the only Splunk appliances powered by Dell EMC PowerEdge platforms that are fully integrated and pre-tested with VMware vSAN™ to seamlessly extend existing VMware environments, simplify deployment and enable IT organizations to leverage in-house expertise and operational processes.

Dell EMC Ready System for Splunk on VxRack FLEX is ideal for medium- to large-sized businesses that require data center rack scale, and support for multiple hypervisors, operating systems and bare-metal configurations, and want to run multiple workloads in a single rack.


The Dell EMC Ready System for Splunk solutions are now globally available directly through Dell EMC and its channel partners. To see these solutions in action, please visit Dell EMC at .conf2017: the 8th Annual Splunk Conference at Booth #P1.

Supporting Quotes:

Stu Miniman, senior analyst, Wikibon

“Organizations face a barrage of information from an ever-growing number of devices. It becomes difficult not only to understand all this incoming data, but also analyze and identify what data is valuable. Dell EMC’s work with Splunk to offer new Ready Systems for Splunk, featuring VxRail and VxRack FLEX, customers gain flexibility and simplicity to address this issue in real time, with the ability to collect, analyze, secure, act and report on machine data.”

Rick Fitz, senior vice president and general manager, IT markets, Splunk

“Dell EMC and Splunk strategically partner to help our joint customers find new ways to access the benefits of machine data analytics through Splunk while deploying seamlessly and at scale with Dell EMC hyper-converged infrastructure. With these new offerings, we are excited to provide a streamlined path for our customers to easily harness the power of machine data to successfully drive operational performance and meaningful business results.”

Armughan Ahmad, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud and Ready Solutions, Dell EMC

“Every second of every day, hundreds of thousands of IT components record what’s happening in an organization, with those records coming in many different formats. Businesses need a way to not only understand what data they’re capturing, but also its value – how they can use it to drive their business goals. We’re pleased to expand our relationship with Splunk, a recognized industry leader, to offer businesses the ability to harness the power and value of their machine data in real time.”

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