Microsoft (MSFT) And Datadog (DDOG) Sign Strategic Partnership

By Amit Chowdhry ● October 1, 2020
  • Datadog, Inc. (NASDAQ: DDOG) announced this week that it signed a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)

Cloud application monitoring and security platform Datadog, Inc. (NASDAQ: DDOG) announced this week that it signed a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT). As part of the launch, Datadog will now be available in the Microsoft Azure console as a first-class service. So Azure customers will be able to implement Datadog as a monitoring solution for their cloud workloads through new streamlined workflows that cover everything from procurement to configuration.

This improved onboarding experience makes essentially makes Datadog setup automatic so new users can start monitoring the health and performance of their applications with Datadog quickly whether they are based entirely in Azure or spread across hybrid or multi-cloud environments. And with the deepest integration and the easiest configuration, Datadog is now clearly positioned as the premier monitoring solution for Azure.

Along with the integration enhancements, the new channel through the Azure Marketplace will enable customers to draw down on their committed Azure spend to purchase Datadog. And this makes it much easier for customers to find budget, and also aligns incentives for Azure and Datadog sales teams for better collaboration and engagement in the co-sell motions with enterprise clients. This partnership will enable more Azure customers to utilize Datadog’s observability platform to drive successful cloud modernization and migration initiatives.

The native presence of Datadog represents a first-of-its-kind integration of a third-party service into Microsoft Azure.

With the new experience in the Azure Portal, customers can 1.) Purchase a Datadog plan and consolidate billing through the Azure Marketplace 2.) Start sending Azure logs and metrics to Datadog with only a few clicks 3.) View and manage which Azure resources are monitored by Datadog and 4.) Easily deploy the Datadog agent to Azure hosts and web applications.

“Azure is the first cloud to enable a seamless configuration and management experience for customers to use partner solutions like Datadog. Together with Datadog, we are enabling customers to use this experience to monitor their Azure workloads and enable an accelerated transition to the cloud.”

— Corey Sanders, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Azure

“Observability is a key capability for any successful cloud migration. Through our new partnership with Microsoft Azure, customers will now have access to the Datadog platform directly in the Azure console, enabling them to migrate, optimize and secure new and migrated workloads.”

— Amit Agarwal, Chief Product Officer, Datadog