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My head is in the clouds? Help me RightScale

Update: If you’re interested in checking out the Recorded Webinar as a result of the news below, it is located here:

RightScale / Splunk Webinar

If you’re new to the cloud, and new to Splunk–or neither–spare an hour tomorrow, February 10th at 11am PST.  Splunk and RightScale will be putting on a pretty cool webinar about IT search in the cloud.  Infrastructure-as-a-service is becoming more popular as a solution to many challenges IT faces in the coming years.  Our friends over at RightScale have quite an amazing platform for managing cloud infrastructure.

RightScale makes it dead simple to get infrastructure deployed in the cloud, but once you’re up and running, what about your IT data–logs, configurations, messages, etc?  Thats where our partnership comes in.  Rightscale is a Splunk Powered Associate–that means, if you want your Splunk in the cloud, check them out.



Specifically, any user of RightScale, can easily install the Free License of Splunk (limited to 500MB 
of indexed data per day)–without downloading.  After a few clicks, your Splunk server will be installed and ready to receive data.  A few more clicks and you can simply install a Splunk forwarder on every server in your deployment Rightscale’s configuration system makes it a snap.  No manual SSH install needed, no configuration, its just done–“and you can’t shake a stick a that”.

Check out the webinar tomorrow, February 10th, 2009 at 11:00 AM PST.  I’ll be there.. I hope you will too

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Michael Wilde, “Chief of Black Ops and White Lies” is a Principal Sales Engineer with Splunk.  Starting with Splunk as their first Sales Engineer way back in 2006, over the years Michael has helped the company evolve its product and demo strategy, becoming and expert evangelist.  Michael is the original Splunk NInja and coined the tagline "becuase ninjas are too busy"

Aside from being a career sales engineer, Michael is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu an RYT-200 yoga teacher, every Saturday at LifeTime Fitness in Austin, TX.  

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