LONDON, October 2 /PRNewswire/ --

Splunk (http://www.splunk.com), the IT Search company, today announces the appointment of Brian Haynes as Vice President Sales in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region. The appointment of Haynes follows Splunk's continued and exceptional growth -- in Q2 alone Splunk added 94 new customers and upgraded 45 existing customers to higher data indexing levels. The company ended Q2 with more than 750 enterprise, service provider and government agency customers worldwide, including more than 60 in EMEA.

"Expanding the tremendous success of Splunk in the UK and the rest of Europe is a critical part of our growth strategy," says Godfrey Sullivan, President and CEO, Splunk. "The combination of Brian's experience, the Splunk brand and our leading IT Search technology will continue to accelerate our business throughout the region."

As Vice President Sales, EMEA, Haynes is responsible for further accelerating Splunk's growth in the European market. Haynes joins Splunk having held senior management positions at EMC/Legato and CA/Wily. At Legato Sytems, which was acquired by EMC in 2003, he held the role of VP Northern EMEA. During his time there, Haynes was part of an EMEA start-up team that took Legato Systems EMEA from virtually zero annual revenue to circa pounds sterling 70 million. He started his managerial career at Logitek, one of the UK's largest publicly quoted distribution companies at the time.

Commenting on his appointment, Haynes responded, "Splunk has experienced exceptional growth in the US and the talented team that we're building in EMEA will seek to replicate this success on this side of the pond. In all my years of working in IT, I've never encountered a product as easy to deploy or one that delivers such immediate value."

About Splunk

Splunk is the IT Search company innovating large-scale, high-speed indexing for IT infrastructures. The company's freely downloadable software indexes and makes it possible to search and navigate data from any application, server or network device in real time. Logs, configurations, messages, traps and alerts, scripts and metrics: if a machine can generate it -- Splunk can index it. It's easy to download, install and use, and is very powerful. More than 750 enterprises, government organizations, and service providers and more than 250,000 users are achieving higher availability, investigating security incidents in record time, and meeting compliance requirements at lower costs with Splunk. Over 50 OEM, System Integrator, Value Added Reseller and Managed Service Provider partners have fuelled their offerings with IT Search. Partners such as BT, Cisco, Radware and Trigeo are driving new business with innovative products powered by Splunk. Download your own free copy today at http://www.splunk.com.

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Joe Fitzpatrick of Splunk, +1-415-848-8553, jfitzpatrick@splunk.com; or Steve Douthwaite, steve@rocketcomms.net or Alex Pullin, alexp@rocketcomms.net, both of Rocket PR, +44(0)8453-707-024, for Splunk