Kyndryl and Elastic Announce Expanded Partnership to Enable Data Observability, Search, and Insights in Cloud and Edge Computing Environments

NEW YORK and MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, September 22, 2022 – Kyndryl (NYSE: KD), the world’s largest provider of IT infrastructure services, and Elastic (NYSE: ESTC), the company behind Elasticsearch, today announced an expanded global partnership to provide and enable customers with full-stack observability , to accelerate their search ability , analyze and act on machine data (IT and business data) stored in hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and edge computing environments.

As part of the partnership, Kyndryl and Elastic will work together to develop joint solutions and delivery capabilities designed to enable deep, frictionless observation at every layer of applications, services, and infrastructure to solve customer data, analytics, and… IT operations management.

The companies will focus on delivering end-to-end IT operations and AIOps capabilities for mutual customers, leveraging Kyndryl’s data framework and toolkits, and Elastic’s enterprise search, observability, and security solutions to deliver streamlined migrations, a to enable modernized infrastructure and client management as well as efficient AI development and proactive IT management.

As part of the partnership, Kyndryl and Elastic plan to work together to support customer needs and requirements through joint offerings and solutions in the following areas:

  • IT data modernization – Helping organizations manage exponential storage growth and provide the ability to search for data wherever it resides.
  • IT data management services for Elastic – Provide Elastic users flexibility by letting Kyndryl manage all stack infrastructure and analytics workloads for IT operations.
  • Intelligent IT analysis – Enable actionable observability through AI/ML capabilities that provide unified insights for proactive and efficient IT operations with technology domain-specific insights.
  • Data Migration Services for Elastic – Providing the ability to streamline migrations and deploy self-managed Elastic workloads to the hyperscalers of the customer’s choice.

Kyndryl’s global team of data management professionals will also participate in the global Elastic certification program to expand their expertise in advising, implementing, and managing Elastic solutions in critical IT projects and environments.

“Customers across all industries are looking to improve their capacity to search and analyze data stored in cloud and edge computing environments,” said Nicolas Sekkaki, Applications, Data & AI Global Practice Leader at Kyndryl. “We’re excited to partner with Elastic to develop and advance a unified approach that helps customers break down barriers and improve their ability to access and extract insights from their business data at scale.”

“Enabling customers to derive actionable insights from their data is a key enabler of data-driven digital transformation,” said Scott Musson, vice president, Worldwide Channel and Alliances at Elastic. “The combination of Kyndryl’s global expertise in managing business-critical information systems and the proven scalability and flexibility of the Elastic Search platform provides the critical foundation to help organizations increase speed, scalability, productivity and their observability needs across hybrid clouds to meet multi-cloud and edge computing environments.”

For more information on the Kyndryl and Elastic partnership, visit: https://www.kyndryl.com/us/en/about-us/alliances

About Kyndryl

Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) is the world’s largest provider of IT infrastructure services, serving thousands of enterprise customers in more than 60 countries. The company designs, builds, manages and modernizes the complex, business-critical information systems on which the world depends every day. Visit www.kyndryl.com for more information.

About Elastic

Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) is a leading platform for search-based solutions. We help organizations, their people and their customers accelerate the results that matter. With solutions in the areas of enterprise search, observability and security, we improve the search experience for customers and employees, ensure that business-critical applications run smoothly and protect against cyber threats. Elastic is deployed wherever data resides, in a cloud, across multiple clouds, or on-premises, enabling more than 18,000 customers and more than half of the Fortune 500 to experience a new level of success at scale, on a single reach platform. Learn more at elastic.co.

The release and timing of any feature or functionality described in this document is at Elastic’s sole discretion. Any feature or functionality that is not currently available may not be provided in a timely manner or at all.

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