Search company Splunk has launched in Europe. The startup, which has accrued about $40m (£23m) in funds from venture capitalists has opened an office in the UK to serve as a European HQ. The company has also appointed Brian Haynes as vice president of sales in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region.

According to the company, the appointment of Haynes has followed Splunk's continued and exceptional growth. The company claimed that just in the last quarter Splunk has added 94 new customers and upgraded 45 existing customers to higher data indexing levels. The company said that it now had 750 enterprise, service provider and government agency customers worldwide, including more than 60 in the EMEA region.

"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,Splunk's president and CEO, himself recently appointed. . "The combination of Brian's experience, the Splunk brand and our leading IT Search technology will continue to accelerate our business throughout the region."

Splunk offer IT manager the ability to search and navigate data from any application, server or network device in real time. The software can be downloaded from the Splunk website.