As modern ISV applications shift from on-premises to more hybrid or microservices-based models, it becomes important to evolve skill sets and adopt best practices for successful monitoring in a hybrid or public cloud environment. Azure Monitor is Microsoft’s unified monitoring solution that provides full-stack observability for applications and infrastructure. It allows you to track the health and performance of your resources, drill down to the root cause of issues, and even access actual lines of code in order to quickly fix problems and redeploy. By setting up a robust monitoring pipeline, you can detect and resolve issues before they affect your customers.
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One important aspect of effective monitoring is the concept of continuous monitoring (CM). CM involves incorporating monitoring into every phase of the DevOps and IT Ops cycles to ensure the ongoing health, performance, and reliability of your apps and infrastructure as they move through development, production, and use by customers. Azure Monitor can support CM by integrating with tools such as Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Azure DevOps, and ITSM/SIEM systems.
To make the most of Azure Monitor and achieve effective continuous monitoring, consider the following best practices:
By following these best practices, you can ensure that you have the visibility and tools you need to monitor your hybrid or public cloud environment effectively, detect and resolve issues quickly, and deliver continuous value to your users.
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