Protecting your Splunk data with Commvault

Splunk is a leader in the analytics software and monitoring tools market, directly fulfilling the need for organizations to meet their daily security, compliance and web analytics requirements. With an increased uptake of Splunk, organizations are often left with challenges and gaps when planning their Splunk data protection strategy. Commvault enhances an organization’s data protection strategy by seamlessly integrating with Splunk and providing the flexible rapid recovery that organizations are looking for.

Data is driving your business, but are you protecting it?

Splunk captures, indexes and analyzes real-time machine-generated system data to provide an organization with much-needed operational intelligence. Although it is gaining rapid adoption in the market, most organizations are relying on the high availability of Splunk to keep their data safe. However, high availability is not an effective method of data protection. Protecting your Splunk data means being able to recover from various failure points, as well as being able to recover your Splunk indexes to alternate targets and recovery points – and it’s got to be simple. To get this functionality, a proper data protection platform is essential.

Commvault integrates with the native Splunk APIs to provide proper data protection, retention and recoverability. Automated processes reduce overhead and complexity while giving you advanced abilities like encryption, scheduling, storage reduction and data comparison. This means your data is protected, recoverable and managed in a way that is consistent with your other critical data.

Why Splunk protection

Like any data, Splunk has the potential for data corruption or loss, either as a result of user error or malicious intent. Regardless of the cause, the end result is loss of productivity, loss of time and potential impact to revenue. Splunk provides native resiliency, however, in order to avoid the above-mentioned negative situations, you need a comprehensive data protection solution.

Commvault enables true data protection for Splunk and provides a fully-featured data protection solution that enables:

  • Splunk API integration for scriptless protection
  • Protection of hot, warm and cold buckets
  • Self-defined retention – no recycle bin limitations
  • Point-in-time recoveries
  • Long-term retention
  • Self-defined SLAs (RPO/RTO)

Scripted and command line protection may work, but a more flexible solution is the true answer. Commvault provides a single solution for data management, no matter what or where your data is. With Commvault, you have one place to go to protect, manage and recover your data. Compliance requirements are met with custom retention policies, encryption and the ability to search and manage this data.

Key Features

  • Security (encryption, multiple copies, offsite retention)
  • Low RTO self-restore
  • View and compare changes made by comparing backups
  • Scheduling of backups
  • Customized and selective restore
  • Set your own retention

What we protect

Not all solutions are the same when it comes to data protection. Be confident that all of your Splunk indexes are protected, whether they are stored in hot, warm or cold buckets. Using the integrated Splunk APIs, Commvault pushes any hot events into the warm bucket and then protects these warm events through the Commvault Splunk agent. Cold events are protected as flat files through the Commvault Linux File System agent.

Summary

Even Splunk has the potential for data corruption or loss. Whether the cause is user error, malicious actions – or anything in between – the end result is loss of productivity, loss of time and potential impact to revenue. Commvault provides comprehensive protection for your Splunk indexes.

Splunk Data Protection Solution

Commvault integrates with the native Splunk APIs to provide proper data protection, retention and recoverability.