Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring is AWS Outposts Ready

We are excited to announce that Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring has achieved Outposts Ready designation. This designation recognizes that Splunk provides proven solutions for customers to build, manage and run hybrid cloud applications. AWS Outposts Ready designation establishes Splunk as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that provides validated integrations with a specific focus on observability and monitoring of AWS Outposts deployments.

AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience.

The rapid adoption of hybrid IT has driven the need for a more consistent and standardized availability of cloud resources and operations so IT teams can rapidly deliver services deployed either on the public cloud or on-premises.

Cloud Migration is Never an “All or Nothing” Effort

Organizations typically start by migrating some of their applications to the public cloud while keeping latency-sensitive or hard-to-migrate applications on-premises. Further, industries with high compliance or data governance requirements require storing sensitive data behind the corporate firewall while utilizing the public cloud for other applications. Additionally, certain use cases require low latency achieved by physical proximity and last mile delivery to end-customers or systems. 

For all its benefits, hybrid architecture often adds complexity due to disparate operations, management and performance monitoring tools or practices. AWS Outposts provides consistency in managing and operating resources. As an Outposts-validated solution, Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring provides real-time observability for an organization’s entire hybrid cloud stack so IT and DevOps teams can deliver operational excellence with AWS both in the cloud and on-premises.

"Companies are modernizing their application performance monitoring systems as they continue to improve their customer experience. We are delighted to welcome Splunk to the AWS Outposts Ready Program. Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring can help customers monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize application performance for their workloads operating on AWS Outposts, in AWS Regions, and on customer owned equipment for a truly consistent hybrid experience.”

— Joshua Burgind
, General Manager, AWS Outposts, Amazon Web Services, Inc.

Instant Visibility into Outposts Services

With AWS Outposts, customers can run Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), container services such as Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) and database services such as Amazon Relational Database (Amazon RDS) using a hybrid deployment model.

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring provides real-time visibility and AI-driven alerting for AWS Outposts services starting with a bird's eye view of the entire hybrid environment using the Infrastructure Navigator to visually inspect the health of the entire fleet and multi-dimensional slice-and-dice such as AWS regions, Outposts instances, application tags and other dimensions in real-time. 

This gives users a single view for monitoring performance metrics across all the hosts in the AWS cloud or on-premises via Outposts. Users can then deep-dive into an individual host — no matter where it is running — for further analysis on the health and performance of processes that are running.

Refer to our documentation to quickly start monitoring EC2 on Outposts.

Comprehensive Monitoring for Amazon Container Services

Customers can run Amazon ECS and Amazon EKS on Outposts. Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring is purpose-built for dynamic and ephemeral container environments. Customers can monitor key ECS performance characteristics as well as visibility into containerized applications. Splunk automatically discovers popular application services and provides out-of-the-box dashboards for fast time to value. Our documentation provides easy step-by-step details to start ECS monitoring on AWS cloud and Outposts.

Splunk provides best-in-class monitoring capabilities for monitoring Kubernetes clusters whether on the AWS cloud or deployed on Outposts. Customers can run self-managed Kubernetes on Outposts with Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D). With Kubernetes Navigator, DevOps teams can detect, triage and resolve performance issues faster than ever before. IT, DevOps and SRE teams can successfully navigate the complexity associated with operating Kubernetes at scale by taking advantage of these features:

  • Dynamic Cluster Map: An intuitive way to instantly understand the health of Kubernetes clusters
  • Drill-downs: Faster and effective troubleshooting with quick drill-downs
  • Logs in context: Deep linking to contextual logs to gain granular insights, eliminate context switching and accelerate root cause analysis
  • Kubernetes Analyzer: AI-driven analytics to expedite troubleshooting

Additionally, Splunk provides out-of-the-box telemetry for EKS-D internals, including components that make up the control plane, as well as those running on the worker nodes in addition to key add-ons such as CoreDNS. 

Quickly get started with EKS monitoring on AWS cloud or Outposts using one-step helm installation. For other managed Outpost services such as Amazon RDS, Amazon EMR and S3, customers can seamlessly ingest performance data by integrating with CloudWatch in the region

Get Started with Hybrid Cloud Monitoring

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring for AWS Outposts is generally available for our joint customers. It is validated to support varying levels of complexity at scale. Future-proof your observability investment with a proven solution trusted by thousands of enterprises globally.

Sign up for a free trial of Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring and get instant visibility into your entire hybrid cloud stack.

Amit Sharma

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