Splunk Storage Architecture

Splunk storage architecture will never be the same. Experience unthinkable storage with Apeiron NVMe solutions, up to 90x faster in 75% less space.

If your business is using Splunk you need the fastest, lowest latency storage architecture available. Apeiron’s ADS series destroys the competition with up to 18.4m IOPs in a 2U box.

If your organization is starting a new Splunk deployment or trying to expand its current deployment don’t make the mistake of relying on typical storage architecture. The fact is current storage manufactures are stuck in the past. At Apeiron we provide the only networked solution that will unleash the blazing speed of NVMe and the newest Optane drives by Intel. Stop accepting mediocrity from big storage. Apeiron will work with you to optimize your Splunk deployment and also explain how we can scale your infrastructure to meet future demands as your company continues to grow.

Companies using Splunk Enterprise, or planning Splunk deployments, can achieve one order of magnitude (10x) better indexer performance and nearly two orders of magnitude (100x) better search head performance using Apeiron Splunk Architecture.

Apeiron’s NVMe over Ethernet architecture is ideal for a variety of scale-out and high-density storage applications. Applications like Splunk Enterprise and extended products i.e. Splunk Enterprise Security (ES), Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI), and Splunk User Behavior Analytics (UBA), are designed to ingest and query petabytes of data. Due to performance limitations in standard Splunk architecture searchable data is often limited and stored in higher latency environments, dramatically limiting the value of the information. Due to our near-zero latency, Apeiron Splunk appliances allow you to query years not weeks of data and insure you can access the information you need when you need it.

If you want more answers, 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 1-800-701-0243 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 40\100 GB\Sec 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. 18.4 + Million IOPS, 96GB\Sec 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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