Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that provides a wide range of services, including storage, networking, analytics, compute, database, mobile, and web. It enables developers to build, deploy, and manage applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. Azure provides an integrated suite of cloud services, including analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web. It is designed to help organizations quickly and efficiently build, deploy, and manage applications and services.
Netdata is fully compatible with Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform. You can install Netdata on cloud instances to monitor the apps/services running there, or use multiple instances in a parent-child streaming configuration.
You can add one or more VMs or the entire Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Cluster on Netdata Cloud and monitor 100s of 1000s of system level and application metrics with zero configuration. All the Azure VMs (or the AKS Cluster) will show up on the Nodes tab.
Like with any cloud solution, it is absolutely essential to monitor the Azure system level metrics to keep a tab on the Cloud resources being utilised in addition to Operational and Performance metrics from the applications running on the Cloud.
The Azure Monitor, is a cloud-based monitoring service from Microsoft Azure that allows users to collect and analyze data from a variety of sources. Azure Monitor provides insights into the performance, availability, and overall health of applications and services running on Azure. It can be used to track performance metrics, detect and diagnose issues, analyze trends, and provide recommendations. But like any other service on the cloud, these are expensive and usually come is pay-as-you-go packages and brings in the need for organizations to look at an alternative monitoring solution.
Netdata is a comprehensive monitoring solution and you can monitor and troubleshoot various aspects of your infrastructure including servers, VMs, Network, Disks, K8s, wide variety of applications (databases, gateways, web servers etc) with zero configuration, out of the box.
Netdata offers powerful tools to optimize your troubleshooting and solve your response time issues faster than ever. Finding the proverbial needle in the haystack is a lot easier with Netdata.
Alerts, the simplest way of troubleshooting your infrastructute. Netdata comes with 100s of pre-defined Alerts out of the box and allows you to create Custom Alerts based on your requirements and these can be notified through multiple notification mechanisms.
Metrics Correlations, a tool that scans all metrics to find how they correlate in a given time-frame. This allows you to highlight an area with a spike or a dive on a chart and let Netdata find which other metrics have changed similarly at the same time.
Anomaly Advisor, a tool that scans all metrics for anomalies during a given time-frame. This allows you to highlight an area with a spike or a dive on a chart and let Netdata find which anomalies were detected during that time-frame, across your infrastructure.
These tools can be of great help identifying and revealing anomalies in your infrastructure and to understand interdependencies among infrastructure components. For example, you can see how CPU utilization affects response time, how disk throughput affects database queries, how network bandwidth affects web requests etc.
You can also see how different applications interact with each other on the same server or across different servers. By correlating application metrics and server metrics you can identify root causes, troubleshoot problems, optimize performance, improve availability, enhance security etc on your infrastructure.