Azure Monitor Review

A fast service to deploy that is stable and can scale


What is our primary use case?

We are doing the Azure cloud transformation by moving to link up the application to the cloud. Monitoring is one part of application's transformation.

I only work with the cloud-based model. 

What needs improvement?

They can simplify the overall complexity since you have multiple data sources in the cloud for monitoring. It's quite simple, but there are so many portals. It takes time to work with it. If they could simplify the user configuration, that would be good.

The integration capabilities could use some improvements.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the product for approximately seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a service from Microsoft, so it will scale.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted the technical support for Azure Monitor.

It is easy to create a ticket. The overall Microsoft Azure could be faster.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This was only the traditional basic monitoring for Azure.

How was the initial setup?

It depends of the things that you're going to monitor. For example, when configuring a third-party social Internet application on IaaS services and PaaS, I don't have a software development background. Therefore, it's quite difficult to ask the infrastructure guys, "What is something that I need to monitor from the Azure's SQL Server databases and infrastructure."

It's a fast service to deploy. It's more about defining the configuration. You need to find the right attributes to monitor. It takes about two weeks (10 to 20 days) to assign what to monitor. The actual configuration is quite fast. 

What about the implementation team?

I did a private installation for the customer's Intranet.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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