Why Elastic Cloud is the Best Choice for Your Hosted Elasticsearch Needs

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Allow me to ask you a couple of questions that might seem silly. Do you only eat food that you've grown? No? Did you build your own home or apartment? No? Why not? Was it easier to simply buy or rent a place that suitably addresses your needs for shelter and comfort?

Sometimes it's wise to just take the path of least complexity. That's pretty much what makes Elastic Cloud — the official hosted Elasticsearch service — a perfect choice for many companies, organizations, and individuals. Choosing us for your Elasticsearch needs simply makes good sense. We understand that every team and system has a set of unique requirements. However, if you think about hosting the Elastic Stack on your own and consider the time needed to deploy, setup, get started, and maintain — you or your boss may be thinking, "How can I get this taken care of with a minimum of added stress?"

That's where Elastic Cloud comes in. It's the only hosted Elasticsearch offering from the creators of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash. Whether your team needs 1GB of memory or 4TB of storage, Elastic Cloud is the best hosted Elasticsearch experience. Fully hosted and providing the real-time search and analytics magics of Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud is always running the most current version of Elasticsearch and incorporates all of the latest and greatest features. You can also get Elastic's world-class tech support and security, alerting, and monitoring. And you can go try it out right now with a free 14-day trial. Don't take my word for it, experience it for yourself.

For Elastic{ON}16, over 1,800 users converged on San Francisco's Pier 48 to hear from the creators and engineers of the Elastic Stack. This included a fantastic presentation on the architecture and history of Elastic Cloud by Software Engineer Njal Karevoll and Site Reliability Engineer Erik Redding, as well as a live demo.

In the recording below, watch Erik and Njal discuss the history and early architectures of what is now Elastic Cloud, a fascinating section about "living with systems that fail", an in-depth look at Elastic Cloud's current architecture, and the demo, in which they install Elastic Cloud Enterprise on three servers, all while shining a big flashlight to illuminate how it all works.


If you enjoyed this presentation, you may also want to check out the Elastic{ON}16 Keynote, in which Njal and Elastic Cloud Team Lead Michael Basnight presented a demo of Elastic Cloud Enterprise, beginning at the 85-minute mark.

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