Elastic announced an extension of its strategic partnership with Microsoft to accelerate the adoption of cloud search solutions.
The companies intend to continue to develop deeper native integrations between Elastic and Microsoft Azure. Additionally, the companies committed to expanding go-to-market and co-selling activities, which include customer events, demand generation, sales enablement, and an enhanced web presence on Azure Marketplace.
Through this partnership, Elastic and Microsoft aim to help organizations more easily find, observe, and protect their applications, data, and infrastructure with Elastic Cloud on Azure.
Grow from a solid base
Since the beginning of their strategic alliance, Elastic and Microsoft have prioritized native integrations that extend Elastic solutions to Azure services and support customer initiatives at the enterprise level.
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 like any other Azure resource using Azure’s official SDKs, CLIs, PowerShells, and REST APIs.
- Monitor the health and performance of Azure environments by collecting and visualizing logs, metrics, and traces with Elastic Observability, including 20+ agent-based integrations for services like 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 apps, websites, and e-commerce search.
- Enable knowledge workers to search company data in Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, and more. through workplace research.
Extend 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 portal integration that makes it faster and easier to provision Elastic in any Azure region, streamline data ingestion, and consolidate billing through Azure Marketplace.
“Microsoft and Elastic continue to forge a strong partnership and accelerate our collaboration on behalf of mutual customers,” said Ash Kulkarni, CEO of Elastic. “This new agreement expands our integrations and makes it even easier for customers to realize the operational benefits of observing and securing their applications, data, and infrastructure with Elastic Cloud on Microsoft Azure.
“Search is not only a fundamental building block for creating next-generation customer experiences, but a key technology for addressing enterprise observability and security needs,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president and chief commercial officer. from Microsoft. “Through our strategic partnership, the complementary technologies of Elastic and Microsoft Azure will help shorten the path to relevant data insights so customers can quickly find what they’re looking for, visualize results, and take action to improve business results.