Elastic and Megazone Partner to Bring Elastic Cloud on AWS to the Korean Market

Seoul, Korea 24 April 2017

Elastic, the company behind the open source Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), X-Pack, and Elastic Cloud, (Chief Revenue Officer, Aaron Katz) and a Korean cloud-specialized IT company, 'Megazone Corporation' (CSO, Max Lee), announced a strategic partnership running on Elastic Cloud with the Korean market as its starting point.

With this partnership agreement signed, Megazone will be the sole partner for deploying Elastic's new product, Elastic Cloud Enterprise, which enables centralized monitoring, management, and provisioning capabilities across thousands of Elastic Stack clusters.

Benefits to Korean customers include the ability to use Elastic Cloud Enterprise on AWS with Megazone's implementation, operations, and management services of their Elastic Stack environments. Elastic and Megazone will also collaborate closely in the areas including sales & marketing technical support and training.

The partnership signed between Megazone and Elastic signifies a special partnership model between Korea's leading cloud company/AWS consulting partner and creator of the world's most popular open source enterprise products for search, logging, and analytics. With more than 100 cumulative million downloads of Elastic's products, and a growing user community in Korea, , this new partnership will further trigger adoption of Elastic's software in the Korean market.

“We are pleased to sign this partnership since it will allow us to provide Elastic Cloud services to many Korean companies who awaited for the services to be open in the domestic market. We will do our utmost to provide high-quality services to our customers in close collaboration with Elastic in all areas such as sales, technical training and marketing” said Max Lee, Chief Strategy Officer at Megazone.

"We are very excited about the partnership between Elastic and Megazone, a leader in the Korean cloud market and AWS services. This new partnership signifies growing momentum for Megazone's cloud services on AWS and Elastic's open source and commercial products in the Korean market. We're excited that Megazone will be deploying Elastic Cloud Enterprise product on AWS for Korean customers to enable their mission critical search, logging, and analytics use cases” said Aaron Katz, Chief Revenue Officer at Elastic.

In the meantime, Megazone and Elastic will conduct a co-marketing event at AWS Summit Seoul 2017 on April 19 and 20 at Coex Center located in Seoul, South Korea. At this event, visitors will also have an opportunity to consult with technical experts and solution architects when they visit Megazone and Elastic's exhibition booth. Also, as part of a promotion of the recently-signed partnership agreement, the two companies will provide complimentary consulting services and PoC for customers for 2 months, from May 1st to July 1st, 2017.

About Megazone

Megazone is a cloud-specialized IT company located in Seoul, South Korea, targeting to become a 'Cloud Innovator' with 380+ employees focused on 'cloud' as their next-gen business. Since its foundation in 1998, Megazone has been delivering unmatched business experiences and know-hows in Cloud & Hosting, Digital Marketing and Digital Agency areas. Leveraging this expertise, Megazone signed a partnership with AWS for the 1st time in Korea and has contributed to the growth of the Korean cloud market ever since. Later on, Megazone became the 1st Premier Consulting Partner of AWS in Korea in 2015, among only 55 others worldwide, and has been providing cloud services to global customers as well. Megazone offers a full life cycle of cloud services based on the holistic methodology, including cloud adoption, implementation, deployment, operation, security/back-up, support, managed services and optimization, to more than 400 customers, e.g., LG Electronics,SM Entertainment, Nexon, SK telecom, Doosan, Asiana Airlines, etc.

About Elastic

Elastic builds software to make data usable in real time and at scale for search, logging, security, and analytics use cases. Founded in 2012, the company develops the open source Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), X-Pack (commercial features), and Elastic Cloud (a hosted offering). To date, there have been more than 100 million cumulative downloads. Backed by Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and NEA with more than $100 million in funding, Elastic has a distributed workforce with more than 500 employees in 30 countries. Learn more at elastic.co.

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