TekStream Named One of Atlanta’s Fastest Growing Technology Companies in 2019


For the fifth time in just six years, The Atlanta Business Chronicle has recognized TekStream as one of “Atlanta’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies” at the 24th annual Pacesetter Awards.

Atlanta, GA, April 26, 2019 — For the fifth time in just six years, The Atlanta Business Chronicle has recognized TekStream as one of “Atlanta’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies” at the 24th annual Pacesetter Awards. These awards honor local companies that are taking business to the next level and experiencing growth at top speed. TekStream joins tech powerhouses LendingPoint, QGenda, and Total Server Solutions as being one of Atlanta’s top private tech companies and ranks 75th overall.

“We are very proud to be recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for this award four years in a row and five out of the last six years,” said Chief Executive Officer, Rob Jansen. “The accelerated growth we are seeing to help clients leverage Cloud-based technologies and Big Data solutions to solve complex business problems has been truly exciting. We are helping our clients take advantage of today’s most advanced recruiting and technology solutions to digitally transform their businesses and address the ever-changing market.”

“Customers are clamoring to figure out how to leverage Cloud technologies to replace capital expense and increase the speed and agility of their IT infrastructure. TekStream will continue their digital transformation by helping them streamline and enhance their infrastructure, lower their operating costs, and free up resources so they can be used to develop innovative solutions to existing problems that are more core to their business,” stated Judd Robins, Executive Vice President of Sales.

“We continue to adapt to our clients’ hiring needs with new solutions and a tried and true recruiting team. The additional recognition is an honor and demonstrates the strength and commitment of our staff,” stated Mark Gannon, Executive Vice President of Recruitment. “We look forward to additional successes in 2019 and to continually pushing to meet our client and consultant expectations.”

TekStream has seen a three-year growth of over 166% and added over 50 jobs in the last 12-18 months. The company’s impressive rise has allowed it to receive accolades from groups like Inc. 5000 and AJC’s Top Workplaces; however, the sky is the limit for this tech firm. Look for TekStream to continue to introduce next-generation solutions for Business, Government, Healthcare, and Education.

About TekStream
We are “The Experts of Business & Digital Transformation”, but more importantly, we understand the challenges facing businesses and the myriad of technology choices and skillsets required in today’s “always on” companies and markets. We help you navigate the mix of transformative enterprise platforms, talent and processes to create future-proof solutions in preparing for tomorrows opportunities…so you don’t have to. TekStream’s IT consulting solutions combined with its specialized IT recruiting expertise helps businesses increase efficiencies, streamline costs and remain competitive in an extremely fast-changing market. For more information about TekStream, visit www.tekstream.com or email Shichen Zhang at Shichen.zhang@tekstream.com.

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TekStream, an Atlanta-based digital transformation technology firm, today announced it has achieved Premier Partner status in the Splunk Partner+ Program.

By including TekStream in its Premier Partner Tier, Splunk has recognized TekStream for its outstanding achievement and commitment to Splunk market development, strategic prioritization, and customer success.

“It is a significant accomplishment to become a Splunk Premier Partner,” said Matthew Clemmons, Managing Director of Splunk practices at TekStream. “This recognition is a positive affirmation of our commitment to helping our clients get the most from their Splunk investment by aligning with and executing on Splunk’s strategic vision. Premium Partner status will provide us with access to an even greater range of Splunk resources and support. In turn, this enables us to deliver even higher levels of world-class service to our customers for their Security, IT Operational Intelligence, and Support needs.”

In order to achieve Premier Partner status, partners must attain a level of annual bookings and staff accreditations commensurate with the tier. With its Premier status, TekStream’s Splunk customers benefit from an enhanced level of engagement, commitment, and support.

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Press Release: TekStream Achieves SOC 1 and SOC 2 Type 2 Compliance Certification

TekStream Achieves SOC 1 and SOC 2 Type 2 Compliance Certification

TekStream’s information security practices, policies, and procedures are officially approved to meet the SOC 1 and 2 trust principles criteria for security, availability, processing integrity, and confidentiality

ATLANTA, GA, January 10, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — TekStream announced today that the company has achieved the Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 and SOC 2 Type 2 compliance certification, an attestation standard defined by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA), certifying that TekStream’s information security practices, policies, and procedures are officially approved to meet the SOC 1 and 2 trust principles criteria for security, availability, processing integrity, and confidentiality.

In today’s global economy, more and more companies begin to outsource core business operations and activities to outside vendors. Service providers must have sufficient controls and safeguards in place when hosting or processing customer data. With SOC certification, customers can now be confident that TekStream has the controls and auditing in place to maintain the security, availability, and confidentiality of their systems. TekStream is organized to handle the data privacy concerns of the largest enterprises in highly regulated industries.

“Despite technology advancements, the Cloud and On-Premise environments are not getting any easier to maintain.” explains Judd Robins, Executive Vice President. “In fact, as Cloud and hybrid digital transformations become increasingly common; supporting and managing today’s leading technologies with security controls and protocols becomes even more difficult. Customers are no longer looking to maintain an expensive internal team of architects, developers, support personnel, admins, and infrastructure experts for critical applications. TekStream’s Support and Managed Services takes this burden off customer teams, so they can focus on growth while leaving the IT details to us.”

TekStream’s support and managed services offerings are designed to provide companies with flexible support hours to ensure enterprise solutions are running smoothly, securely and efficiently at all times. Our support technicians are dedicated to rapid request response and providing real-time solutions and services based on years of practice with Amazon, Hyland, Liferay, Oracle, and Splunk.

Our support and MSP services include:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Support – Eliminate infrastructure headaches and the associated drain on your technical teams by outsourcing your AWS support to TekStream
  • Hyland Support – Enhance system security, prevent outages, and ensure that your OnBase solutions continue to run smoothly 24/7
  • Liferay Support – Continually optimize the stability of your implementation. By monitoring and maintaining your environment, TekStream ensures not just that your initial investment in the platform is protected, but that future issues are identified and addressed before they arise.
  • Oracle Cloud Support – Let TekStream’s team of experienced Oracle Cloud Support consultants take care of the management and maintenance of your business’ IaaS and PaaS technologies.
  • Oracle On-Prem Support – Save time by letting TekStream take responsibility for the operational management of your Oracle WebCenter environment. Our support services assess the stability of your current implementation and optimize to provide better security, ensure your applications run smoothly, and prevent outages.
  • Splunk Support – Whether you need guidance in setting up a new environment or creating new solutions to optimize existing environments, Our team of certified support engineers ensure your company is getting the most out of your investment. With proactive identification of errors and anomalies, we can prevent lengthy outages and keep your system running smoothly to keep operational disruptions to a minimum.

TekStream’s commitment to enterprise-level security, privacy, availability, and performance is driven by our unique and entrepreneurial culture built by individuals who are fanatically driven to exceed client expectations. With our SOC 1 and SOC 2 compliance, customers are in good hands with our team of experts.

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By: Pete Chen | Splunk Consultant

 

A new feature introduced in Splunk 7.2 is the Splunkd Health Status Report. Monitoring Splunk’s status by checking if Splunkd is running may tell you if Splunk is running, but it won’t tell you if there’s a problem developing while Splunk is running. In the latest version of Splunk, you’ll only need to look next to your name to figure out how Splunk is doing.

Once you click on the icon, a screen will pop up with the health status of Splunk.

The status tree is broken down into 4 areas, Splunkd, Feature Categories, Features, and Indicators.

Splunkd The overall status of Splunkd is based on the least healthy component in the tree. The status is for the specific host only.
Feature Categories This is the second stage, and represents a logical grouping of features. Feature categories won’t have a status.
Feature Each feature status is based on one or more indicators, with the least healthy indicator status as the status for the particular feature.
Indicators Indicators are the lowest levels of measurable health status that are tracked by each feature. The colors for status change as health for each feature changes.

 

In the event more details are required, the health report also generates a log, and can be found at: SPLUNK_HOME/splunk/var/log/splunk/health.log

Here’s a sample of the log:

Changing notification settings can be found in the Settings menu. From Settings, select Health report manager.

 

From there, each feature can be enabled or disabled, and the thresholds set.

 

As with other functions and features in Splunk, settings for health monitoring can be changed through a conf file. This is located in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/health.conf. Alerting thresholds, intervals, and seriousness can all be defined in the configuration file. A tremendous benefit to being able to configure the health monitoring is the ability to add alerts. When an alert fires, it can send a notification via email or PagerDuty. To enable this feature, simply add the following stanza to health.conf:

[alert_action:email]

disabled = 0

action.to =  <recipient@example.com>

action.cc = <recipient_2@example.com>

action.bcc = <other_recipients@example.com>

 

And finally, the health monitoring feature can be used by other monitoring tools. Using a curl command, other tools can help to better monitor your Splunk environment. The curl command is:

curl -k -u admin:pass https://<host>:8089/services/server/health/splunkd

 

When things go wrong, it may be difficult to determine where to begin troubleshooting. The monitoring tool helps by proving a root cause, and the last 50 related messages. This will help the admin better asses the problem and remediate it.

 

Splunk health monitoring is a simple, effective tool to help keep a Splunk environment healthy. Adding features, tuning indicators, adjusting intervals, and setting

alerts are all ways this new tool pre-loaded into Splunk can help ensure Splunk is healthy.

 

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