SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elastic (Chief Revenue Officer: Aaron Katz), the company behind the open source Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash), X-Pack and Elastic Cloud, and MEGAZONE Corporation (CSO: Max Lee), a Korean cloud-specialized IT company, announced a strategic partnership running on Elastic Cloud with the Korean market as its starting point towards the global market.
With this partnership agreement signed, MEGAZONE will be the sole partner in the Korea region 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, in the integrated form of the cloud infrastructure and SaaS (Software as a Service) with MEGAZONE’s exclusive implementation, operations and management services of their Elastic Stack environments. Elastic and MEGAZONE will also collaborate closely during the full life cycle of the implementation 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. This new partnership will further trigger adoption of Elastic’s software in the Korean market and a growing user community in Korea will be able to utilize the software on cloud.
“We are pleased to sign this partnership since it will allow us to provide Elastic Cloud services to many Korean companies who waited 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 products 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 conducted 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 were given an opportunity to consult with technical experts and solution architects when they visited 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.
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), commercial features in X-Pack, and a hosted offering called Elastic Cloud. 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 https://www.elastic.co.
MEGAZONE is a cloud-specialized IT company located in Seoul, South Korea, targeting to become a ‘Cloud Innovator’ with approximately 400 employees focused on 'cloud' as the next-gen business. Since its foundation in 1998, MEGAZONE has been delivering unmatched business experiences and know-hows in the IDC and hosting business. Leveraging this experience, MEGAZONE signed a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the 1st time in Korea and has contributed to the growth of the Korean cloud market ever since. Later on in 2015, MEGAZONE became the 1st Premier Consulting Partner of AWS in Korea among only 55 others worldwide and has been providing cloud services to Korean customers as well as global customers worldwide, maintaining its position as the biggest partner in Korea. MEGAZONE is currently offering ‘Cloud One-Stop’ service across the full life cycle based on the holistic methodology, including cloud adoption, implementation, deployment, operation, security/back-up, 24/7 support, managed services and optimization, to more than 500 customers e.g. LG Electronics, Nexon, Webzen, Gamvil, Com2us, SK Planet, SM Entertainment, CJ O!Shopping, Doosan Group and etc. Please refer to the MEGAZONE web page (http://cloud.hosting.kr).