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Splunk pulls out of Russia market

Splunk has announced it will no longer sell its cloud management and data analytics software in Russia, either direct or through its existing channel there. While many Western governments have made it plain their political and trading relationships with Russia are at a low ebb, after recent geo-political events, there is no mention of politics from US-headquartered Splunk.

The company said: “Splunk is continually evaluating where we are investing and focusing our company resources. As part of this ongoing evaluation we have decided Splunk will no longer be selling software and services to organisations headquartered in Russia - either directly or through partners.”

It added: “Splunk will continue to fulfill customer support obligations for products and services rendered through the life of the contract, but we will no longer be taking expansion or renewal orders.

“We will continue to evaluate our global investments - focusing our global resources to ensure the greatest return on investment for the business, and the greatest success for our customers.” The “boycott” of Russian business doesn't just include entities located in the country either. Splunk's decision “applies to businesses with subsidiaries based in countries outside of Russia whose parent company is in Russia”, it said. And this includes “opportunities with technical partners, resellers, distributors and vendors”.

Existing Splunk partners in Russia include TS Solution, VolgaBlob and ZAO NIP Informzaschita.