Choosing a monitoring solution for cloud services: Azure Monitor vs PRTG Network Monitor


I'm working for an organization with ~1000 employees and I'm exploring the two monitoring solutions for cloud services: Azure Monitor and PRTG Network Monitor.

Please share your personal experience on the pros and the cons of each product. What would be your choice and why?


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So a couple of questions and considerations to help you make a good decision.

By "cloud services" do you mean multiple services running on one cloud (presumably Azure), or multiple services running on multiple clouds (perhaps Azure/AWS/GCP)? If there is any chance that you are, or are going to be a multi-cloud environment, you should not choose a monitoring solution from a cloud platform vendor.

What exactly do you need to monitor? Just the cloud platform itself and its services, the layer of software on top of the cloud (Spring, Kafka, OpenShift, Databases) that the applications rely upon, or all of this and the applications and microservices themselves? If you need to monitor the entire stack (and you should) then you should go with a vendor who has first class cloud infrastructure monitoring AND the ability to monitor your actual applications. Those vendors are Datadog, Dynatrace, New Relic, and IBM (Instana).

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Hi to all. On my view, the PRTG would be the better decisionт as external independent solution. In addition, based on my own experience, PRTG is a more flexible tool that can be quickly configured for any task

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