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Marc Olesen Joins Splunk as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO - October 14, 2014 - Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Marc Olesen has joined the Splunk executive team as senior vice president and general manager, cloud solutions. In this role, Olesen will have worldwide responsibility for Splunk’s cloud strategy and serve as the leader of a cross-functional cloud team that includes experts in product development, product management, marketing, business development, sales and field technical services.

“We are pleased to welcome Marc to the Splunk executive team and look forward to Marc leading our cloud strategy,” said Godfrey Sullivan, Chairman and CEO, Splunk. “With more than 20 years of experience in software in our core markets and cloud-based solutions, Marc is an excellent choice to lead our cloud team.”

Olesen was previously president and CEO of Averail, a provider of cloud-based, secure mobile content solutions, which was recently acquired by MobileIron. Prior to Averail, Olesen was senior vice president and general manager of McAfee, leading the network, content and cloud security business units. In this role, he led the worldwide growth strategy and drove unified operations for engineering, marketing and sales. Prior to McAfee, Olesen was vice president of the software-as-a-service unit at Mercury Interactive and continued to lead that business following its acquisition by HP. He also held leadership positions at DNAnexus, Qwest CyberSolutions, BearingPoint, Remedy and Oracle.

“I am excited to join an organization that is so focused and passionate about its success in the cloud,” said Olesen. “Splunk Cloud is an industry leading SaaS platform for Operational Intelligence and I look forward to guiding Splunk’s cloud business as the company enters into its next phase of cloud success.”

Splunk Cloud, the enterprise-ready cloud service for machine data, is the world’s first machine data analytics service so reliable that Splunk is offering a 100 percent uptime SLA. Splunk also recently lowered prices for Splunk Cloud and announced new service plans. Experience the power of Splunk Cloud firsthand through the free Splunk Online Sandbox, where you can be up and running in minutes or watch the video to learn more.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk® software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. More than 7,900 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in 100 countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce cost. Splunk products include Splunk® Enterprise, Splunk Cloud™, Hunk®, Splunk MINT Express™ and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit

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