UPDATED: Splunk gets named EMC Select Partner

UPDATED: Splunk gets named EMC Select Partner

Partnership pairs EMC’s IT-as-a-service delivery with Splunk’s operational intelligence insight

Operational intelligence software company, Splunk, has been named a Select partner in EMC’s Technology Connect Partner Program.

Under this global reseller agreement, joint customers will have a simple way of purchasing EMC solutions with Splunk Enterprise, Hunk, Splunk Enterprise and Global Support, Splunk Professional Services and Splunk Education.

In addition, it enables the interoperability of Splunk Enterprise with EMC’s ScaleIO scale-out block storage, XtremIO all-flash arrays, and Isilon scale-out NAS.

Splunk global strategic alliances area vice-president, Dave Schwartz, said this move helps customers maximise the value of machine-generated data and provide innovative solution offerings beyond traditional storage models.

“Combining Splunk’s scalable architecture with flexible and agile storage, EMC can now provide a hardware and software solution stack that delivers deeper transparency into operational metrics.

“We are very excited to work with a highly respected market leader like EMC,” Schwartz said.

“The capabilities and scalability of Splunk Enterprise strongly align with EMC ScaleIO, XtremIO and Isilon. Integrating Splunk’s platform for Operational Intelligence with EMC solutions is expected to bring tremendous value to our joint customers.”

EMC global technology alliances managing director, Russell Barck, is also optimistic about the partnership.

“The relationship with Splunk offers customers an interoperable, scalable platform to help enable enterprises to deploy, monitor, analyse and visualise their data,” he said.

Splunk A/NZ country Manager, Simon Eid, said the combined solution of EMC hardware and Splunk software opens new doors and provides expanded opportunities for its mutual partners.

“Across A/NZ, we are excited by this announcement and what it offers both our partner community and Australasian businesses. Splunk and EMC already have many common partners. To make it easy for them, these existing partners and distributors will be able to continue to buy from Splunk if they wish," Eid added.

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