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  • Hi-levelcorp overview. Who is Bronto, founded, what do you do...
  • High level talk about the different groups, what they do, and what they are using Splunk for.
  • Stable application stackCustomer usage patterns to help predict for bandwidth
  • Real-time dashboards on performance sales teamMonitor ad systems
  • Capacity planningFeature adoptionUser behaviorCustomer Usage
  • SplunkLive! Charlotte, Discovery Communications

    1. 1. Matt CluverGlobal Network Operations Analyst
    2. 2. Discovery Communications – Overview• Discovery is the world’s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers around the globe.• In over 200 countries and territories & 45 languages via 144 worldwide networks• 24 million unique monthly visitors to Discovery websites• 4,000 employees in over 38 offices worldwide• Global headquarters in Silver Spring, MD• Leading HD provider outside of the U.S. – 152 international markets• Discovery Channel is the worlds most recognized television brand.(Source: PAX, EMS, TGI, Simmons) Charlotte, March 29, 2012 Copyright © 2012, Splunk Inc.
    3. 3. About Me• Been at discovery about a year• Global Network Operations Analyst• Expertise: Programmer/App developer, Linux sys admin• Main focus: help discovery monitor applications and services and do that efficiently providing reporting and metrics Charlotte, March 29, 2012 3 Copyright © 2012, Splunk Inc.
    4. 4. Splunk at DiscoveryServices Group • Monitoring: Middle ware, Jboss, Broadcasting circuitsSecurity Team • Indexing tipping point and snort logsMessaging Group • Exchange application • Monitoring Exchange Servers • Using Splunk for SOX Compliance – weekly SOX compliance reports. Splunk provides detailed accurate information. "I havent run into anything that Splunk cant do." Charlotte, March 29, 2012 4 Copyright © 2012, Splunk Inc.
    5. 5. Migration from Lotus Notes to Exchange Challenge • Company wide migration from Lotus notes to Exchange • Deployed Splunk for Exchange application at the same time Result • Splunk for Exchange gave us a granular view of the environment • Migration issue and Splunk helped solve it quickly and efficiently Charlotte, March 29, 2012 5 Copyright © 2012, Splunk Inc.
    6. 6. Exchange MonitoringA dashboard or 2 of theexchange app and monitoringdashboards would be great! Charlotte, March 29, 2012 6 Copyright © 2012, Splunk Inc.
    7. 7. Monitoring DashboardMiddleware, Broadcasting CircuitsBusiness impact? Can you provide a screenshot or 2 of one of the dashboards you use to monitor middleware, or broadcasting circuits? Charlotte, March 29, 2012 7 Copyright © 2012, Splunk Inc.
    8. 8. Using Splunk for Up Fronts Challenge Solution• Proprietary ad sales systems • Real-time dashboards• Sales try to pre-sale all on performance sales of our ad sales for the team whole year • Monitoring ad systems• Everything is critical – • Better graphics ad sales system are on • Higher level reporting peak usage Charlotte, March 29, 2012 8 Copyright © 2012, Splunk Inc.
    9. 9. Whats Next?• Splunk for VMWare• Splunk architecture upgrade in the next month• Expanding Security use case• Custom business applications like ad sales• Automatic Ticket Creation for HP Openview environment "Splunk is super important at Discovery Communications" Charlotte, March 29, 2012 9 Copyright © 2012, Splunk Inc.
    10. 10. Thank You!