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Splunk Cloud Service Description

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Splunk Cloud Service Description Change Log

This change log contains information about updates and changes to the Splunk Cloud Service Description.

November 2020

Description Splunk Cloud 7.2 Splunk Cloud 8.0
Update of Existing Content
Topic: Various

Updated to reflect availability of DDAA and DDSS and also the Frankfurt and Sydney regions for Google Cloud.

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Topic: Current Versions

Updated the version of IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) available.

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October 2020

Description Splunk Cloud 7.2 Splunk Cloud 8.0
Update of Existing Content
Topic: Various sections

Updated to reflect that Splunk Cloud FedRAMP now supports version 8.0.2007.

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September 2020

Description Splunk Cloud 7.2 Splunk Cloud 8.0
Update of Existing Content
Topic: Compliance and certifications

Updated to reflect that Splunk Cloud HIPAA is available in GCP regions.

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August 2020

Description Splunk Cloud 7.2 Splunk Cloud 8.0
New Content
Topic: Search

Added to the hybrid search capabilities table to clarify there is no support for hybrid search head clustering.

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Topic: Differences between Splunk Cloud and Splunk Enterprise

Added to the differences table to reflect Splunk Cloud does not support Indexer Discovery and that Indexer Acknowledgement is supported with HTTP Event Collector (HEC).

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Topic: Users and authentication

Added that depending on Splunk Cloud version and identity providers (IdP), token based authentication is supported.

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Topic: Enterprise Security Service Limits

Added an entry for ES Automatic Lookups service limits.

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Update of Existing Content
Topic: Various sections

Updated to reflect that Splunk Cloud in GCP regions are SOC2 compliant.

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Topic: Maintenance

Updated that by default, customers will receive the current version of Splunk Cloud and Premium App subscriptions. If you are on a prior version of Splunk Cloud and Premium App subscriptions, you will be upgraded when Splunk determines you have satisfied the upgrade readiness prerequisites.

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Topic: Search

Updated the hybrid search capabilities table to clarify hybrid search head version compatibility requirement is major.minor releases.

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Topic: Current Versions

Updated the version of Enterprise Security (ES) and IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) available.

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June 2020

Description Splunk Cloud 7.2 Splunk Cloud 8.0
Update of Existing Content
Topic: Splunk Premium Solution

Updated section to reflect that Splunk Business Flow (SBF) is no longer available as a Premium Solution. SBF content removed from service description.

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May 2020

Description Splunk Cloud 7.2 Splunk Cloud 8.0
New Content
Topic: Various sections

Added that Splunk Cloud is available in three Google Cloud (GCP) regions. In addition, there are currently differences in service capabilities between Splunk Cloud in AWS and GCP regions.

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Topic: Performance Considerations

New topic added to clarify Splunk Virtual Compute (SVC) entitlement for ingest-based subscriptions and how to review SVC usage.

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Topic: Various sections

Splunk Cloud is available in AWS Seoul region.

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Update of Existing Content
Topic: Maintenance

To ensure efficiency and agility, customers will be assigned to an upgrade cohort and as Splunk releases new versions of Splunk Cloud and Premium Apps, your cohort will be notified by Splunk of the upcoming maintenance window.

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Topic: Current Versions

Updated the version of IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) available.

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March 2020

Description Splunk Cloud 7.2 Splunk Cloud 8.0
Update of Existing Content
Topic: Search

Updated the hybrid search capabilities table to clarify you can initiate searches from an on-premises Splunk Enterprise search head to a single Splunk Cloud deployment

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February 2020

Description Splunk Cloud 7.2 Splunk Cloud 8.0
New Content
Topic: Workload Pricing

A new topic was added to describe the newly introduced workload pricing subscription that is an alternate pricing option to ingest-based. This pricing model is based on the resources allocated rather than data volume ingested. Additional information was provided to describe the main differences between workload and ingest-based subscriptions.

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Topic: Maintenance

Added information that clarifies that Splunk maintains a rolling 30-day history of health and utilization data plus a rolling 7-day daily backup of your ingested data and configuration files to ensure data durability.

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Topic: Service Limits

Added information that clarifies the Unique Splunk Cloud name chosen by you cannot exceed the 18-character count limit.

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Update of Existing Content
Topic: Various sections

Updated to provide clarification that Splunk Cloud FedRAMP supports hybrid search. In addition, Federal agencies can request the Cloud FedRAMP package from the FedRAMP Marketplace.

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Topic: Compliance and certifications

With the availability of Splunk Cloud FedRAMP, the legacy GovCloud offering is superseded. GovCloud content removed from service description.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud: 8.1.2008, 8.1.2009, 8.1.2011


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