Accelerating Splunk Enterprise
Deliver a Real-Time, High-Speed Scalable Analytics Solution with Pavilion and Splunk Enterprise
- Disaggregate compute and storage using Pavilion Data’s Rack-scale Flash Array as the centralized storage for Splunk indexers and data.
- Rack-scale shared storage pool with the same or better latency as direct-attached SSDs
- Deploy additional indexers instantly without deploying any additional storage hardware to handle additional traffic.
- Store hot, warm, cold storage on the same storage platform and eliminate the need for multiple tiers of storage in the solution, while hosting all data on a consolidated platform.
- Storage capacity can be independently increased to expand size of hot and warm tiers. Different classes of media can be used for tiering within the same chassis.
- A single Pavilion array can provide up to 920 TB of high-speed storage, at up to 120 GB/s of bandwidth, providing superb performance for Splunk Enterprise
- 40% fewer indexers will be required to provide the same ingest volumes needed by the organization.
- Thin Provisioning support allows for a large storage volume to be presented to any host, but the Pavilion array will allocate the amount of physical storage needed at a specific time
- Multiple indexers can be configured to access different volumes on the Pavilion Storage Array
- Increase search times up to 2x for faster analysis and real-time decision making
- Leverage standard Ethernet networking for both servers and storage
- Reduce indexer footprint, and associated power and cooling costs, up to 4x
- Fastest block storage for Splunk indexers hot and warm tiers
- Latency of direct-attached SSDs
- Up to 920 TB in 4U
- Frictionless deployment
- Data resiliency & high availability
- Space-efficient instant snapshots and clones
- Thin provisioning
- Pay As You Grow scalability
- Expand for capacity or performance, independently
- Increase storage utilization up to 10X or more
- Simplify the environment by leveraging a single storage platform for all Splunk data including Hot, Warm and Cold Tiers
- Leverage different cost media for different tiers in the same platform
- Use 1U servers without direct-attached SSDs, which will simplify the infrastructure
- Save cost in several areas including hardware acquisition, rack space, power and cooling
- Disaggregateate compute and storage using Pavilion array as centralized rack scale storage for Splunk indexers
- Reduce management complexity by moving storage to a shared appliance where the storage pool can be centrally managed
- Isolate data backup and snapshot management
- Manage the Pavilion Array through a UI interface, and/or supported by REST API, including an OpenStack plugin
- Use Pavilion Array Rest API for management automation
|Splunk Solution Design Considerations||Pavilion Data|
|Insufficient disk I/O is the most common limitation in Splunk infrastructure||Pavilion delivers over 100 GB/s of bandwidth, and 20 Million IOPS from a compact, 4U Chassis, which can power even the largest Splunk deployments|
|Review the disk subsystem requirements before provisioning your hardware||Pavilion's scalable platform allows you to focus on the needs on the compute infrastructure instead of storage|
|More disks (specifically, more spindles) are better for indexing performance||Pavilion's low latency storage platform eliminates storage as the indexing bottleneck|
|Total throughput of the entire system is important.||Pavilion delivers significant improvements in performance and improves decision times.|
|The ratio of disks to disk controllers in a particular system should be higher, similar to how your provision a database host||Pavilion's performance and capacity allows for easy storage configuration.|
|Hot Bucket - Cannot Backup||Take backup of any volume any time without performance overhead on indexing nodes by using the Pavilion Snapshot feature|