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Cloud migration

Shift to the cloud with confidence. Splunk provides comprehensive, analytics-driven hybrid IT infrastructure monitoring and troubleshooting at enterprise scale.


Gaps in visibility make production downtime longer

Businesses moving workloads to the cloud need to optimize performance and improve reliability of their hybrid IT infrastructure landscape. Being unable to make instant sense of data from any source and at any scale limits the ability to accurately find, fix and prevent service outages quickly.


Unified monitoring for the hybrid cloud

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Make your cloud more efficient

Build on the value of your data with a unified monitoring approach for the complex, hybrid cloud

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Accurately identify problems

Triage and resolve issues immediately for minimal impact on service reliability.

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Maneuver at innovation speed

Proactively observe infrastructure behavior on code pushes and swiftly surface anomalous issues.

Optimize the value of data sent to existing Splunk instances


Extend on your Splunk platform for faster in-context troubleshooting and deep root cause analysis in the hybrid and multicloud. Decentralize data access for distributed teams to build and customize new use cases with a single, no-code user interface.


Get end-to-end visibility of the entire stack

Accelerate resolution times with full-fidelity analytics at scale. Built-in AI/ML capabilities instantly detect and alert for directed troubleshooting. Measure impact on critical business services in context with predictive insights and recommendations.


Scale self-serve deployments with enterprise controls

Splunk’s complete, hierarchical view of function health allows you to monitor delivery of modern serverless apps in real time and monitor-as-code for performance and availability. Empower distributed teams with this centralized management approach.



Speed up investigations

Automatically monitor, troubleshoot and resolve issues in seconds with an integrated, full-stack, analytics-powered observability solution that’s OpenTelemetry-native and enterprise ready. 

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Learn more about cloud migrations

Cloud migration is the process of migrating IT workloads to a cloud provider to provision more resilient IT services faster and with greater scale and efficiency. This can include migrating away from a data center to a cloud, migrating from one cloud to another or transitioning to a hybrid or multicloud environment. Cloud migrations are a common part of application modernization, IT modernization and digital transformation initiatives.

There can be many benefits to a cloud migration including reducing costs, improving staff agility and productivity, improving security and resilience and making it easier to scale service delivery for larger audiences. Migrating to a cloud, rather than maintaining a data center, can significantly reduce capital expenditures in favor of operating expenses and shift many critical tasks to third parties that specialize in particular types of software and infrastructure.

There are many common challenges for cloud migrations. These include a lack of holistic strategy for end-to-end visibility, poor understanding of the impact and behavior of hybrid cloud infrastructure on services, concerns of runaway costs and loss of controls in the new cloud platform, data security and compliance issues and unanticipated vendor lock-in.

There are five common cloud migration patterns of increasing complexity, often referred to as the “5 Rs”:

  • Rehost: Also known as “lift and shift,” rehosting is when data or applications are simply redeployed on a cloud server while making the fewest changes necessary to the underlying code.
  • Refactor: This occurs when an application is optimized and adjusted to make better use of the cloud environment, which is not fundamentally necessary for the migration. Core architecture remains unchanged during a refactoring and changes are minimal.
  • Revise: Revising is similar to refectoring, but involves more significant changes to the underlying architecture to make better use of cloud services. This approach requires greater planning and understanding of the organization’s IT road map.
  • Rebuild: Rebuilding involves discarding the existing source code and replacing it with new code, custom developed for the cloud environment. Rebuilding is often the best choice for the long term in cases where an application will continue to be maintained internally.
  • Replace: Replacing is when an organization stops relying on its own custom-built applications and instead migrates to using a prebuilt third-party application provided by a vendor and hosted on a cloud. In these cases, data is probably the only thing that is migrated, and the legacy software and infrastructure is abandoned.

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