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

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

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Under the partnership, Kyndryl and Elastic will collaborate on creating joint solutions and delivery capabilities designed to provide deep, frictionless observability at all levels of applications, services, and infrastructure to address customer data, analytics and IT operations management challenges.

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The companies will focus on delivering large-scale IT operations and AIOps capabilities to joint customers by leveraging Kyndryl’s data framework and toolkits and Elastic’s Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security solutions, enabling streamlined migrations, modernized infrastructure and tenant management, and AI development for efficient and proactive IT management.

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As part of the partnership, Kyndryl and Elastic plan to collaborate to support customer needs and requirements via joint offerings and solutions across the following areas:

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  • IT Data Modernization – Helping organizations manage exponential storage growth and giving them the capability to search for data wherever it resides.
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  • IT Data Management Services for Elastic – Providing flexibility to users of Elastic by letting Kyndryl manage the entire stack infrastructure and analytics workloads for IT operations.
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  • Intelligent IT Analytics – Enabling actionable observability through AI/ML capabilities that deliver unified insights for proactive and efficient IT operations with technology domain-specific insights.
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  • Data Migration Services for Elastic – Delivering the capability to streamline migrations and deploy self-managed Elastic workloads to the hyperscalers of a customer’s choice.
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Kyndryl’s global team of data management experts will also participate in the global Elastic certification program to expand their expertise in advising, implementing and managing Elastic solutions across critical IT projects and environments.

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“Customers in all industries are seeking to improve their capacity to search  and analyse the data stored in the cloud and on edge computing environments,” said Nicolas Sekkaki, Applications, Data & AI global practice leader for Kyndryl. “We are happy to partner with Elastic to create and bring forward a unified approach that will help customers overcome hurdles and improve their ability to access and gain insights at scale from their business data.” 

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“Enabling customers to gain 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 mission-critical information systems and the proven scale and flexibility of the Elastic Search Platform provides the critical foundation to help organizations drive speed, scale, and productivity, and address their observability needs across hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and edge computing environments.”

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

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About Kyndryl

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

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About Elastic

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Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) is a leading platform for search-powered solutions. We help organizations, their employees, and their customers accelerate the results that matter. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we enhance customer and employee search experiences, keep mission-critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Delivered wherever data lives, in one cloud, across multiple clouds, or on-premise, Elastic enables 18,000+ customers and more than half of the Fortune 500, to achieve new levels of success at scale and on a single platform. Learn more at elastic.co.

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The release and timing of any features or functionality described in this document remain at Elastic’s sole discretion. Any features or functionality not currently available may not be delivered on time or at all.

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Elastic and associated marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Elastic N.V. and its subsidiaries. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Media contacts

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Kyndryl contact: press@kyndryl.com

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Elastic contact: pr-team@elastic.co

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

As part of the partnership, Kyndryl and Elastic will collaborate to create joint solutions and delivery capabilities designed to provide deep, frictionless observability at all levels of applications, services and infrastructure to address the challenges of customer data, analysis and management of IT operations.

Companies will focus on delivering large-scale IT operations and AIOps capabilities to joint customers by leveraging Kyndryl’s data framework and toolkits and Elastic’s Elastic search, observability and security solutions, enabling simplified migrations, modernized infrastructure, and data management. tenant and AI development for efficient and proactive IT management.

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

  • IT data modernization – Help organizations manage exponential storage growth and give them the ability to search for data wherever it resides.
  • IT data management services for Elastic – Provide flexibility to Elastic users by allowing Kyndryl to manage the entire stack infrastructure and analytics workloads for IT operations.
  • Intelligent computer 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 – Provide the ability to streamline migrations and deliver self-managed elastic workloads to customer-chosen hyperscalers.

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

“Customers across all industries are looking to improve their ability to search and analyze data stored in the cloud and edge computing environments,” said Nicolas Sekkaki, Applications, Data & AI global practice leader for Kyndryl. “We are delighted to partner with Elastic to create and advance a unified approach that will help customers overcome obstacles and improve their ability to access and gain large-scale insights from their business data.”

“Enabling customers to get actionable insights from their data is a key driver of data-driven digital transformation,” said Scott Musson, Vice President, Worldwide Channel and Alliances, Elastic. “The combination of Kyndryl’s global expertise in managing mission-critical information systems and the proven scalability and flexibility of the Elastic Search platform provides the critical foundation to help organizations drive speed, scalability and productivity and meet their observability needs. through hybrid cloud, multi-environment cloud and edge computing. “

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

About Kyndryl

Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) is the largest IT infrastructure service provider in the world serving thousands of corporate clients in more than 60 countries. The company designs, builds, manages and modernizes the complex mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. For more information, visit www.kydryl.com.

About elastic

Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) is a leading platform for research-based solutions. We help organizations, their employees and their customers accelerate the results that matter. With enterprise search, observability and security solutions, we improve customer and employee search experiences, keep mission-critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Delivered wherever data resides – in a cloud, across multiple clouds or on-premises, Elastic empowers over 18,000 customers, and more than half the Fortune 500, to achieve new levels of success at scale and on a single platform. Find out more at elastic.co.

The release and timing of any features or functionality described in this document remain at Elastic’s sole discretion. Any features or functionality not currently available may not be delivered on time or not delivered at all.

Elastic and associated brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of Elastic NV and its subsidiaries. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Media contacts

Contact Kydryl: press@kydryl.com

elastic contact: pr-team@elastic.co

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