Splunk Hardware Recommendations

Splunk Hardware Recommendations That Will Revitalize Your Storage

Apeiron’s recommendation for any Splunk hardware choice is our best in class dedicated Splunk Appliance.

Splunk hardware recommendations are varied and include options from spinning disks to SSD’s, however, there is only one solution on the market today that will allow your business to utilize the latest NVMe drives to include Intel Optane.

The Apeiron CaptiveSAN is so fast we’ve branded it Unthinkable. The key is the near-zero latency, a stunning 3μs latency blows the competition out of the water and allows organizations utilizing our data fabric to out compete anyone in their marketplace.

In testing against recommended Splunk hardware the CaptiveSAN performed up to 90x faster and even defeated standard SSD arrays by 10x. How’d we do it? By transforming the way we thought about storage. Our approach removes all IO robbing bottlenecks to include expensive switching, controllers, and Infiniband connections.

This means not only is your datacenter faster it also becomes more efficient. Without legacy storage architecture taking up space Apeiron solutions can cut your storage footprint from 50% to 75% saving you rack units and cutting the electric bill.

For our Splunk hardware recommendations contact us today and we’ll insure the success of your new or current Splunk deployment.

If you want Splunk hardware recommendations, call Apeiron today and unshackle yourself from legacy storage bottlenecks and see just how much more you can have when your Splunk ingest, indexing and queries run in a headless state. Call 1-855-712-8818 today!

Splunk> and Apeiron’s CaptiveSAN Splunk Appliance

When it comes to Splunk performance and tuning as well as dealing with unforeseen challenges and issues that arise throughout the course of a Splunk deployment, inevitably there is one factor that is almost always at the root of everything, too much latency. In fact statistics show that over 80% of any Splunk Engineer’s time is spent dealing with issues and performance tuning in an attempt to deliver on the promise of Splunk enabled big data analytics. 80%, really? In any other discipline this would be untenable at best, and it should be when it comes to Splunk. There is one reason that so many engineers and managers are trying to figure out why they can’t actually ingest and analyze the amount of data needed to make key business decisions, latency in hardware networking stack as well as in the storage protocol and enablement stack. One can talk about IOPS, one can talk about bandwidth and throughput, but without a perspective on your true latency as it exists in your deployment, there is no perspective on the other benchmarks, it’s all about latency, and too much of it. That’s where Apeiron comes in.

Apeiron’s CaptiveSAN is the world’s fastest, near-zero latency, native NVMe SAN (Storage area network), purpose built for storage aware and HPC (High Performance Computing) applications

Apeiron’s patented technology removes the legacy storage complex, and along with it, all of the application starving latency inherent within. The novel CaptiveSAN network, based on a lightweight hardened layer two ethernet (hardware only) driver with transport delivered across the most cost effective 40100 GBSec ethernet infrastructure, utilizes a minuscule 4B encapsulation in the process of moving data packets intact, completely addressing current latency, capacity, bandwidth, and performance constraints.

Storage in a headless state with CaptiveSAN, allows for the unfettered transfer of data in it’s native NVMe format without the payload present in current technology, exponentially reducing latency, while linearly scaling performance in what is already the world’s fastest and most scalable storage network. 20 + Million IOPS, 96GBSec bandwidth and 720TB per 2U chassis, with an unheard of 1.5-3.0 µS of added latency. Apeiron’s CaptiveSAN is so fast and with so little latency, that as a SAN, it actually appears to the application and server as captive DAS storage, the only of it’s kind. CaptiveSAN blends the best of SAN, Scale-out, and Hyper-Converged technologies with up to an 80% reduction in footprint and cost. Unthinkable, but true. Unlock those IOPS and gain access to every last drop of your bandwidth by removing the latency bottleneck. Apeiron’s near-zero latency CaptiveSAN solution is the missing piece to your splunk issues and challenges.

CaptiveSAN can help you mitigate and remove completely your Splunk challenges and performance issues. Flat out, nobody can touch the Aperion Splunk Appliance performance benchmarks in both optimal and real world application showdowns.

Bottomline, we have removed the IO bottleneck entirely and have created an environment whereby now, the application and the CPU are the bottleneck, get every last drop of performance, if you want more, that’s Intel’s problem to solve!

The CaptiveSAN Splunk Appliance Advantages

  • Up to 90X performance on search queries and 15.6X on ingest rates with up to a 75% reduction in hardware, power, cooling, and management costs.
  • In independent testing by ESG, a single CaptiveSAN Splunk Appliance averaged over 1.25TB* of ingest per day while running a high rate of Splunk ES queries (most platforms ingest 80GB-300GB per server under this scenario, with queries halted it soared to 2.5TB* per day. read more>>
  • Additional testing yielded an unheard 3.17TB of ingest per day sustained with queries halted, further testing is underway to see just exactly where, if any, limits exist.
  • Gain access to years worth of data instead of just days.
  • The CaptiveSAN Splunk Appliance also reduces footprint by up to 75% with the removal of all networking infrastructure.

*Industry averages for Splunk> indexers is 100GB-300GB per indexer per day, and 70-80GB per indexer per day with standard Splunk> ES queries running concurrently.

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