What is Azure Monitor and its business benefits

Monitoring is primarily used to optimize IT resources. A failure in the operation of an application, database, server can have problems, so it is important to track and prevent failures in a timely manner. It is important to be able to proactively notify problems and fix them before they happen.

Problems faced by clients using local monitoring systems.

  • Delay in the execution of the check. Local monitoring systems are designed in such a way that checks are performed with a certain frequency and frequency. Those. for example, if the check is performed every three minutes, and the service stopped working at that time, then we get a 3-minute lag in determining the problem.
  • Determine the cause of the failure. Often, upon notification from the monitoring system, you can see the result of a failure, the result that does not work. But it is practically impossible to understand the cause of the problem in this case without additional research.

What is the solution?

  • Using modern cloud solutions such as Azure app insights to monitor all endpoints of external services, it is possible to be alerted about a problem in advance. This will allow you to quickly understand the problem and eliminate or prevent the failure in the shortest possible time.
  • Using the Azure monitoring tools, it is possible to set up auto tasks that will be executed when certain metrics are triggered. Those. AM allows you to automate service administration tasks, thereby solving problems in the shortest possible time.

What is Azure Monitor?

Azure Monitor is a service in Azure that monitors the performance and availability of applications and services in Azure, on-premises, or other cloud environments. Azure Monitor gathers data from multiple sources into a common data platform for trending and anomaly analysis. The rich capabilities of Azure Monitor help you quickly identify and respond to critical situations that can affect the operation of your application.

Azure Monitor Metrics is one half of the data platform that powers Azure Monitor. The second is Azure Monitor logs, which collect and organize log and performance data and allow you to analyze it using an advanced query language. Metrics are more lightweight than data in Azure Monitor logs and support near-real-time scenarios, making them especially useful for alerts and quick problem detection. However, metrics can only store numeric data in a specific structure, while logs can store various types of data, each with its own structure. You can also perform advanced analysis of log data using log queries, which cannot be used to analyze metric data.

For monitoring Azure-based resources and setting up powerful automatic alerts and actions to address potential issues, Azure Monitor is a solid choice. It has advanced analytics, dashboards, and visualization map capabilities that help improve how organizations track, analyze, and act on the business-critical data they collect.

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