Logz.io Rolls Out ELK-As-A-Service On Microsoft Azure Cloud

The Tel Aviv- and Boston-based company also is ramping up its partner program, with plans to increase from about 50 partners to 500 in the next 18 months to two years.

Logz.io’s machine data analytics platform based on the ELK Stack and Grafana open-source tools now is available on Microsoft Azure as ELK-as-a-service.

Customers of Microsoft’s public cloud can now deploy and scale ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) through the Tel Aviv-based company’s software-as-a-service application, which is a fully hosted and managed offering.

Logz.io ELK-as-a-service, which includes artificial intelligence-powered analytics features including built-in alerting and crowdsourced machine learning capabilities, is targeted at DevOps engineers.

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“One of the key core critical values that DevOps provides is visibility into the health and the performance of the environment,” said Arthur Steinert, vice president of business development and channels at the nearly 4-year-old Logz.io, which also has a U.S. presence in Boston. “Our tool provides that ability in a fully managed service, which is different than a lot of the competitors in the market that provide software that does enable people to look at log files, but it requires a lot of work, often on the part of the end user. We've taken a lot of pain away. We provide a lot of the parsing of the data sets themselves before they're ingested into the application.”

Logz.io has been working with Microsoft Azure product management engineering for nearly a year on the integration, according to Steinert.

“Users in Azure now have an open-source complement to what they're already able to get in Azure,” he said. “It's built with dashboards that are very familiar to Azure users, and the transfer of log files within an Azure environment has been greatly simplified and made easier.”

Logz.io currently is available in six Microsoft Azure regions: Western Europe, Eastern U.S., Eastern U.S. 2, Western U.S. 2, Northern Europe and Southeast Asia.

We see open source as a major driver of innovation within the engineering community,” Julia Liuson, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s developer division, said in a statement. “Our partnership with Logz.io will strengthen Microsoft Azure ties with the developer community, enabling teams to easily build and monitor their products using ELK”.

Logz.io also is ramping up its partner program that it launched this year, targeting solution providers offering services around cloud migration and log analytic solutions, including systems integrators, independent software vendors, managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security service providers.

Logz.io has about 50 partners now with plans to increase to 500 in the next 18 to 24 months.

“We've been focusing predominantly on partners that are already aligned to the AWS and Azure ecosystems,” Steinert said. “We see a lot of interest coming from MSPs, in particular, to add this on as an additional service or value. There's a lot of management of services that DevOps teams are having to do today on their own that often they're looking to turn over to managed service providers.”