SOURCE: Vello Systems

September 24, 2013 08:24 ET

Vello Systems Announces Technical Partnership With Splunk to Provide Real-Time Insight Into Network Performance

Real-Time Performance Monitoring Template -- FarSight® by Vello Now Live on Splunk Apps

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2013) - Vello Systems, a leading provider of open, converged networking and software solutions and charter member of the Open Networking Foundation, today announced that it has entered into a technology partner agreement with Splunk Inc. to provide enhanced monitoring and analytics of enterprise network performance through Splunk® Enterprise. Vello Systems will demo the integration at .conf2013, the fourth annual Splunk Worldwide Users' Conference.

The VellOS® 7.0 network operating system is the central piece of Vello's Open Networking Platform, a software-defined programmable application platform that enables the network to act as a dynamic pool of resources for ever-changing application requirements. FarSight® by Vello is a template for Splunk Enterprise written to VellOS. In this collaboration, VellOS will use OpenFlow to collect statistics on individual flows within the shared bandwidth on switch ports and stitch them together to provide Splunk Enterprise with metrics on end-to-end services and real-time insight into the health of the network visualized via the FarSight template. Splunk software correlates OpenFlow networking statistics with machine data from applications and other infrastructure elements to provide cross-silo actionable intelligence.

To evaluate the benefits of the template for real-time network performance monitoring, network operators can download FarSight by Vello  on Splunk Apps.

The template initially views application and network statistics to understand their respective states under normal load. Once baseline behavior is established it simulates an unanticipated low-priority database backup that causes switch link saturation and degradation of enterprise application performance. By understanding the real-time flow and switch port bandwidth, flows per switch and allocated capacity, administrators can immediately respond to the demands that the application is placing on the network.

"We are pleased to be working with Vello Systems to help organizations effectively aggregate vital real-time data across a distributed network. The combination of Splunk Enterprise and the VellOS solution helps organizations gain operational intelligence across their infrastructure and realize the benefits that software-defined-networking offers with real-time monitoring and analytics," said Bill Gaylord, senior vice president of business development, Splunk.

"Splunk is setting the standard for how enterprises turn network data into actionable insight," said Karl May, Chief Executive Officer, Vello Systems. "Enterprise applications are distributed, complex, multi-tier and increasingly located on private/hybrid cloud infrastructure. Leveraging our respective expertise and leadership, we look forward to developing innovative solutions for the enterprise networking community and engaging with Splunk on marketing and sales activities."

The network underpinning distributed enterprise applications is a critical factor in the performance, security and reliability of those applications. Real-time insight into network performance is a vital data source for analysis of machine data.

To learn more about VellOS 7.0, visit To download FarSight by Vello, visit Karl May, CEO, Vello Systems will lead the session "Respond to your Application" on October 2, 9:00 - 10:00 AM, at .conf 2013, the 4th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users' Conference in Las Vegas, September 30 - October 3, 2013. To learn more about.conf2013 or to register, please visit: The hashtag for .conf2013 is #splunkconf.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 6,000 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain Operational Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk. Splunk Storm®, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing and running applications in the cloud.

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About Vello Systems
Vello Systems' software-defined open programmable application infrastructure allows the network to act as a dynamic pool of resources for ever-changing application requirements to speed deployment and increase agility. Vello Systems eliminates the complexity of connecting storage and compute systems to improve overall IT performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness. Vello Systems' open networking solutions, with standard programmatic interfaces, integrate seamlessly into leading IT solutions. The Vello Systems' family of products is built around the VellOS operating environment and OpenFlow-enabled hardware from an ecosystem of hardware and software partners. Vello Systems' solutions have been deployed with blue chip Fortune 500 customers in mission-critical environments. For more information contact

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