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Splunk ITSI Case Study

Splunk ITSI Helps HCL Improve Root Cause Analysis (RCA) by More Than 80%


This case study of HCL is based on a February 2022 survey of Splunk ITSI customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Splunk has helped in joining the dots by providing common platform for all teams working in silos to have their respective freedom to monitor what they want & yet allows management to derive common visibility of complete infrastructure landscape” – IT Architect at HCL


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Splunk ITSI:

  • Fragmented visibility due to siloed monitoring tools or disparate systems
  • Poor service reliability / stability
  • Difficulty finding true root cause
  • Too much alert noise or inability to prioritize alerts for a particular business service

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Splunk ITSI that the large enterprise computer software company uses:

  • Proactive alerting of performance degradations for business critical services (Proactive Monitoring and Alerting)
  • Illustrating the value IT is providing the lines of business in real-time (Executive Dashboards aka Glass Tables)
  • Eliminating alert storms/fatigue with automated event reduction and correlation


  • Key-value drivers and benefits HCA is measuring with Splunk ITSI:
    • Mean Time to Detect (MTTD)
    • Improvement (% increase) to find Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
    • Reduction of IT Tickets / First Call Resolution Improvement
  • They found the following Splunk ITSI features valuable to their organization:
    • Glass Tables (Executive Dashboards)
    • Service Analyzer Trees
    • Episode Review
    • Deep Dives
    • Content Packs
  • Selected percent range for each measured value category that ITSI provides for their organization currently:
    • Alert Reduction Improvement: 21-39%
    • Mean Time to Detect (MTTD) Improvement: 60-79%
    • Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Improvement: 80% or greater
    • IT Costs Reduction: 0-20%

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