Galileo and Splunk: Supporting full stack visibility

Galileo and Splunk: Supporting full stack visibility

Given the incredible diversity of the modern IT landscape, organizations frequently utilize many different types of environments, each of which caters to specific data sets, operational activities and platform support. As IT systems grow, so too do the potential complexities, resulting in issues related to integration and visibility.

As a result, many IT admins and decision-makers turn to monitoring and analytics solutions to glean insights into their infrastructure, enabling proactive capabilities that ensure the top working order of all platforms and solutions. With so many available options in the category, though, it can be difficult for IT stakeholders to select the ones that will provide the most value. At the same time, admins require granular visibility into all physical and virtual machines and environments.

The ideal answer here is to leverage systems that can offer the necessary deep-dive look and analysis of the full stack, monitoring performance and analyzing resulting data at the same time. Galileo Performance Explorer, the industry's leading infrastructure performance management solution, and Splunk, a top data monitoring and analysis platform, can provide the ideal solution.

Galileo & Splunk: What each brings to the table

"Together, these platforms create a powerful monitoring and analytics solution."

Individually, Galileo and Splunk are both robust solutions supporting advanced monitoring capabilities. Together, these platforms compliment each other, creating a powerful monitoring and analytics solution, ideally suited to provide today's enterprise stakeholders with the insights and visibility necessary to take control and fully leverage the current IT infrastructure.

Both systems support an array of operating systems and host side agent targets – including Linux, AIX, Windows, Solaris – making them perfectly suited to work together. At the same time, each solution brings its own unique set of features. Let's take a look at what each brings to the table:

Splunk:

  • Helps optimize the IT infrastructure by gathering log data, canned vendor data and other machine data from nearly any source.
  • Enables search, analysis and data visualization, allowing users to build transactional level metrics that provide real-time insights into their IT operations.
  • Supports freeform queries based on the collected data, and can serve email alerts for each report.

Galileo:

  • Provides the most granular look at IT assets and environments, including servers, storage, database, SAN and cloud platforms.
  • Includes pre-built dashboards and views for the most streamlined user experience.
  • Offers the deepest analytics pertaining to the condition of the overall infrastructure.
  • Supports an array of other systems including IBC SVC, Spectrum Scale, IBM Storage, EMC Storage, NetApp Storage, Cisco and Brocade SAN switches, Oracle and more.
  • Gives IT stakeholders the insights they need to make the best decisions to support the continuing health and performance of their most critical IT systems.
Galileo and Splunk ensure that insights and analysis about every IT system and environment are right at admins' fingertips. Galileo and Splunk ensure that insights and analysis about every IT system and environment are right at admins' fingertips.

Integrating to support full stack visibility

While operating in overlapping purviews, the unique features and functionality of both Galileo and Splunk make them robust monitoring solutions with slightly different areas of focus. Galileo can be successfully integrated directly into Splunk Dashboards, creating a unified solution where IT admins can glean insights about their entire, full stack infrastructure, from the top down.

Using Galileo and Splunk together provides: 

  1. Business KPIs.
  2. Operational Application Metrics.
  3. Actual Application Usage.
  4. Server Infrastructure Health and Analytics.   
  5. Storage Infrastructure Health and Analytics.  
  6. Network Infrastructure.

Best of all, our Galileo Performance Explorer experts have experience building this full stack setup, creating the ideal balance of IT monitoring and data analysis. To find out more about how Galileo and Splunk perfectly compliment each other, contact us today.

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