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Splunk Cloud Platform Case Study

Splunk Cloud Helps an Educational Institution Innovate More Quickly to Keep End Users Happy


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 Platform freed up our limited security resources to be able to deliver on other tasks that were being neglected.” — a security officer at a major educational institution


The business challenges that led the institution to evaluate and ultimately select Splunk Cloud Platform:

  • Too much time and/or resources spent on time-consuming admin tasks instead of high-value use case delivery
  • Difficulties expanding the hardware deployment
  • The other solutions/vendors their organization was using or considering before choosing

Use Case

The educational institution migrated to the Splunk Cloud Platform to improve its security capabilities. The institution found these functions to be most valuable:

  • Powerful searching, reporting and analyzing capabilities
  • Ability to quickly innovate and onboard new use-cases

The main reasons they decided to migrate:

  • Their overall IT organization is moving to Cloud-based services
  • They needed additional elasticity in their Splunk deployment
  • Splunk was becoming too complex to self-manage


The surveyed organization saw a return on investment in Splunk Cloud Platform within 7-12 months and achieved the following results:

  • 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 ensures we are meeting necessary compliance and security standards.
  • Splunk Cloud Platform allows us to innovate more quickly and our end users are happier.
  • Splunk Cloud Platform helps us onboard new teams and use cases with an ability to scale faster and on-demand.

The institution saw improvements in the following areas since using Splunk Cloud Platform:

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

About This Data

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

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