Splunk Expands $100 Million Splunk Pledge and Offers Free and
Discounted Software to All Nonprofits, Free Training to Military and
SAN FRANCISCO & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
.conf2017 - Splunk
Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), first in delivering "aha" moments from machine
data, today announced it is helping military veterans and youth train
for careers in technology through its Splunk4Good
initiative and partnerships with nonprofit organizations NPower,
Warrior Project (WWP) and Year
Up as well as AWS
re:Start. Splunk is also expanding its nonprofit license program to
offer free or discounted licenses to more nonprofit organizations. The
announcements are the latest in the expansion of Splunk Pledge, Splunk's
commitment to donate over $100 million in Splunk software licenses,
training, support, education and volunteerism to nonprofit organizations
and educational institutions over 10 years.
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NPower students in the classroom. Images provided by NPower.
Through partnerships with NPower, WWP's Warriors to Work Initiative and
Year Up, U.S.-based youth and military veterans will have free access to
Splunk licenses and Splunk's extensive education resources. There is no
limit to the number of military veterans and youth members of NPower and
Year Up who can access the training. Military veterans, former service
members, and their families will be validated through a partnership with
Splunk customer ID.me.
Splunk expects to add additional workforce training partners this year.
U.S. Veterans can sign up at https://veterans.splunk.com
and members of NPower and Year Up can sign up at https://workplus.splunk.com.
"Splunk is helping Wounded Warrior Project place veterans on the path to
cutting-edge careers by equipping them with tangible and marketable
skillsets," said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington, CEO, WWP. "We are
excited to partner with Splunk through our Warriors to Work initiative
because careers requiring analytics and cyber security skills are in
high demand, and there are thousands of available opportunities
available globally. Partners like Splunk help us to better connect,
serve and empower wounded warriors every day."
As part of Splunk's commitment to help close the technology skills gap,
Splunk is also working with AWS re:Start, a UK-focused military veteran
and young adult training program that harnesses the AWS Partner Network
(APN) to match veterans and youth with jobs. As part of its global work
with AWS, Splunk will provide opportunities to graduates of this program
to continue their cloud computing and data analytics education.
Splunk Pledge Makes a Global Impact
Since Splunk announced Splunk Pledge at .conf2016, organizations
Emancipation Network, TeamArrow
Rubicon have benefitted from free Splunk® Enterprise licenses. Their
success inspired Splunk to expand its nonprofit licensing program.
Splunk is now offering free, 10GB term licenses with elearning and
standard support to any nonprofit organization in the world. Nonprofits
seeking a larger license qualify for discounted pricing on Splunk
Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk IT Service Intelligence
and Splunk Cloud. All nonprofit organizations, including existing
qualifying Splunk customers, may apply through the Splunk
"Splunk is a critical enabler for Global Emancipation Network to
identify and help prevent trafficking around the world," said Sherrie
Caltagirone, founder and executive director, Global Emancipation
Network. "We have a tough mission that necessitates fast information
gathering and fast action. Splunk has the ideal machine data expertise
from its IT and security customers to help us problem solve quickly and
creatively, whether by using Splunk to produce simple cell phone alerts
for law enforcement, or by correlating seemingly disparate datasets of
phone numbers and advertisement information to discover trafficking
rings. Splunk is truly enabling us to solve one of the world's biggest
"I am deeply proud of Splunk Pledge as we work with the community around
us to drive awareness and delivery of education and access to
information. Among many successes, Splunk Pledge has already helped
nonprofits use analytics to combat human trafficking, optimize solar
power in transportation and accelerate humanitarian and disaster
response," said Doug Merritt, President and CEO, Splunk. "Data analytics
through Splunk enables businesses to grow and succeed, and now Splunk is
enabling individuals, diverse communities, nonprofits and educational
institutions around the world to similarly succeed. Splunk, together
with our partners, is using machine data to change the world."
Learn more about Splunk
Pledge on the Splunk website and how your favorite cause can make a
big difference with big data.
About Splunk Inc.
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Organizations use market-leading Splunk solutions with machine learning
to solve their toughest IT, Internet of Things and security challenges.
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