Elastic announced an expansion of its strategic partnership with Microsoft to accelerate the adoption of search-driven solutions in the cloud.
The companies intend to continue to build deep native integrations between Elastic and Microsoft Azure. In addition, the companies are committed to expanding go-to-market and co-selling activities, which include customer events, demand generation, sales enablement, and an enhanced web presence on the Azure Marketplace.
Through this partnership, Elastic and Microsoft aim to help organizations more easily search, observe, and protect their applications, data, and infrastructure with Elastic Cloud on Azure.
Expanding from a Solid Foundation
Since their start of strategic alliance, Elastic and Microsoft have prioritized native integrations that extend Elastic solutions across Azure services and support customers’ business-level initiatives.
Through this partnership, joint customers can:
- Collect logs from any Azure service supported by Azure resources with Elastic’s native Azure Portal integration.
- Deploy and manage Elastic Cloud on Azure using any other Azure resource like Azure’s official SDKs, CLI, PowerShell, and REST APIs.
- Monitor the health and performance of Azure environments by collecting and visualizing logs, metrics, and traces with Elastic Observability, including more than 20 agent-based integrations for services such as Azure Event Hub, Azure Monitor, Azure Spring Cloud, Azure Virtual Machines, and Azure Storage.
- Protect Azure environments with a fast, scalable, and centralized platform for security information and event management (SIEM), threat hunting, and security response capabilities with Elastic Security.
- Add powerful search and visualization capabilities to Azure applications, websites, and eCommerce search.
- Enable knowledge workers to search across corporate data in the workplace search with Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, and more.
Expanding the global reach of Elastic Cloud on Azure
Elastic and Microsoft plan to continue to expand the global reach of Elastic Cloud on Azure, building on the recent launch of four new Azure regions — Brazil, Canada, India, and South Africa. These additions bring Elastic Cloud to a total of 16 Azure regions.
Azure customers also benefit from a portal integration that makes it faster and easier to provision Elastic in any Azure region, streamline data ingestion, and consolidate billing through the Azure Marketplace.
“Microsoft and Elastic will continue to forge a solid partnership and accelerate our cooperation with our joint customers,” said Ash Kulkarni, CEO, Elastic. “This new agreement expands our integrations and makes it even easier for customers to observe and secure the operational efficiencies of their applications, data, and infrastructure with Elastic Cloud on Microsoft Azure.”
“Search is not only a foundational element for building next-generation customer experiences, but is also a key technology addressing the observability and security needs of businesses,” said Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Microsoft. “Through our strategic partnerships, Elastic and Microsoft Azure’s complementary technologies will help shorten the path to relevant data insights so customers can quickly find what they are looking for, visualize results, and take action to improve business results.”