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, Wounded 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.
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 including Global Emancipation Network, TeamArrow and Team 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 Pledge website.
“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 problems.”
“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.
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