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Splunk Case Study

The Aerospace Corporation: All-In on Splunk for an Immediate ROI

Introduction

This case study of The Aerospace Corporation is based on an October 2021 survey of Splunk customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We started using Splunk to ingest license logs. From the beginning we saw value added immediately. Troubleshooting a problem was an easy search away.” —Ken Lester, System Administrator, The Aerospace Corporation

Challenges

The business challenges that led The Aerospace Corporation to evaluate and ultimately select Splunk:

  • Accessing, ingesting, searching and/or monitoring siloed data across organization
  • Too much time/resources on time-consuming admin tasks instead of high-value use case delivery
  • Slow time-to-value on our IT solutions and endeavors

Use Case

The Splunk features/capabilities that have been the most valuable to their organization:

  • Powerful searching, reporting and analyzing capabilities
  • Ability to stream unstructured data from all systems, devices and people
  • Ability to reallocate time-consuming tasks to Splunk to focus on high-value use case delivery
  • Ability to react quickly using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics

The Aerospace Corporation is using Splunk Security, IT Operations and DevOps on the Enterprise Platform and rates Splunk superior on the following compared to other solutions:

  • Powerful searching, reporting and analyzing capabilities
  • Stream unstructured data from all systems, devices and people
  • React quickly using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics

Results

The benefits the organization experienced since using Splunk:

  • Reduced time spent on administrative tasks, freeing up time for other priorities
  • Easily onboarded new teams and use cases with an ability to scale quickly and on-demand
  • Reduced downtime, keeping mission-critical applications and infrastructure up and running

Ken Lester, System Administrator, says, “Splunk has provided end-to-end service visibility and streamlined incident resolution while offering predictive analytics that are so crucial to our business. We saw a return on our investment immediately.”

Since using Splunk, the company has experienced significant improvements in:

  • Ensuring business resilience by empowering their people to predict, identify and solve problems in real time
  • Reducing time spent on administrative tasks, freeing up time for other priorities
  • Modernizing and strengthening their cyber defenses to lower the risk of data breach, IP theft and fraud
  • Reducing downtime, keeping mission-critical applications and infrastructure up and running
  • Achieving faster time to market for new apps, improving developer efficiency




About This Data

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