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Splunk Cloud Platform Case Study

Educational Institution Uses Splunk Cloud Platform to Keep Its Focus on High-Priority Initiatives


This case study of a educational institution is based on a March 2022 survey of Splunk Cloud Platform customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Splunk Cloud has saved us a significant amount of time by allowing us to focus on high-priority initiatives.”


The institution evaluated and ultimately selected the Splunk Cloud Platform over its in-house solution. The major challenge the organization faced before migrating to the Splunk Cloud Platform was accessing, ingesting, searching and/or monitoring siloed data across the educational institution.

Use Case

The institution uses Splunk for both Security and IT Operations and is moving the overall IT organization to Cloud-based services. After its migration to the Splunk Cloud Platform the organization reported that the most valuable features and capabilities include:

  • Powerful searching, reporting and analyzing capabilities
  • Ability to stream unstructured data from all systems, devices and people
  • Highly secure environment that meets rigorous security and compliance standards


The educational institution agrees with the following statements after migrating to the Splunk Cloud Platform:

  • Splunk Cloud Platform helps us focus our resources and/or time on higher priority initiatives by taking care of the infrastructure management and administration.
  • Splunk Cloud Platform provides the same power and flexibility of Splunk Enterprise, but with significantly less of the management burden.

With an ROI in Splunk Cloud Platform in under 12 months, the institution rates improvements in the following areas:

  • Time-to-Value: improved
  • Security/Compliance: improved
  • Use Case Delivery: improved
  • Administrative Tasks: significantly improved

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Splunk by TechValidate.

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