Six ways to streamline development with Elastic Cloud


Elastic helps developers enhance customer search experiences, keep mission-critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. As many developers shift to the cloud for the speed, flexibility, and cost-efficiency, they can deploy Elastic in their preferred public cloud, or in multiple clouds, and extend the value of Elastic with cloud-native features. Spin up instances for development, testing, and production to accelerate results that matter — securely and at scale.

In this blog, we'll cover 6 ways Elastic Cloud delivers benefits to developers.

1. Get started quickly — it's easy

Don't waste time sourcing, configuring, and managing hardware and software packages. You can quickly deploy Elastic on your preferred cloud service provider — no waiting around! You can choose between Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure — and deploy in any of more than 50 supported regions. Whether you operate in a single cloud, or multiple clouds, Elastic helps you gain visibility across your global cloud environments.

2. Accelerate insights with serverless integrations

Avoid the operational overhead of installing, configuring, and maintaining agent-based data shippers. Streamline the data ingestion process by leveraging out-of-the-box integrations with popular cloud services from AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Can't find what you're looking for? No problem, we also offer agents, Beats, and other types of data shippers. In fact, Elastic has over 200+ integrations across various partners such as Cisco, Docker, Kafka, Kubernetes, Prometheus, and more. 

3. Scale as you grow

Take the guesswork out of capacity planning. Leverage autoscaling to ensure resource capacity matches resource utilization. As you ingest more data, autoscaling and index lifecycle management (ILM) policy work in conjunction to ensure your data tiers provide the required storage capacity. Getting ready to run a big anomaly detection or threat hunting job? Scale your ML nodes up and down to complete jobs as quickly as possible, while paying only for the resources you use. 

4. Deliver reliability across the globe

Don't stress about service reliability. Elastic provides capabilities to help ensure service resilience. With Elastic Cloud's built-in multi-zone architecture, you can avoid single points of failure that could bring down your deployment. Backups are automatic with snapshots and help speed up your restoration and recovery processes. You can also replicate data across clusters in different regions, and even different cloud service providers. With cross-cluster search you can help ensure users always find the information they are seeking — even if an entire cloud region or an entire cloud provider goes down.

5. Meet security and compliance requirements

Not a security expert? We got you!  Elastic Cloud is built from the ground up with security best practices in mind. You benefit from thousands of person-hours of experience in securing cloud environments and Elastic deployments  — including but not limited to OS hardening, network security controls, and encryption for data in motion, as well as data at rest. You also get additional security controls like support for PrivateLink and IP filters. Got compliance requirements? Elastic Cloud is continuously audited by independent parties to meet data security, compliance, and industry-standard privacy requirements.

6. Leverage experts to save time and money

Don't have the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and Security Engineering resources to support a cloud deployment? Leverage ours. We handle all the maintenance and upkeep including software updates, security patches, and taking snapshots of your data. We partner with you and consider this a shared responsibility.

Streamline migration to Elastic Cloud

If you are already using Elastic on-premises but can't wait to migrate to Elastic Cloud, don't worry! We have guides and resources to ensure your smooth transition. The data migration paths are described in step-by-step detail in these AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure guides. You can also reach out to our Elastic Consulting team to help you migrate complex workloads to the cloud provider of your choice.

Get started today with Elastic Cloud

You can start out with a free trial of Elastic Cloud today. Or it's easy to get started directly from the AWS Marketplace, Google Cloud Marketplace, or Microsoft Azure Marketplacewith just a few clicks. If you are already using Elastic on-prem, migrate to take advantage of Elastic Cloud benefits, using the Elastic solutions your team already knows. View this website and documentation for more information, or contact us to find out more about how Elastic can provide assessment, planning, and financial assistance to help with your migration.