Microsoft Azure – Monitoring in the Hybrid Cloud

BlueStripe’s FactFinder is a powerful solution for monitoring distributed applications that use Microsoft Azure cloud services. FactFinder delivers a live end-to-end view of complete applications that use hybrid combinations of physical, virtual, cloud, and hybrid cloud infrastructure components. FactFinder Azure monitoring provides:

  • Automatic Distributed Application Mapping
  • End-to-end Transaction Monitoring
  • Root Cause Determination in Azure and the Data Center

FactFinder monitors components within Azure, Hyper-V, Windows, and Linux/Unix server platforms, providing a single, integrated view of transactions, applications, and infrastructure components.

Mapping Distributed Applications Inside Azure and Across the Data Center

Application Management System Summary Screen

BlueStripe can map and monitor your distributed applications, end to end, regardless of how you’ve deployed the distributed applications:

  • Completely within the data center (On Premise)
  • Completely within an Azure Cloud (Public Cloud)
  • Partially in the Data Center and partially in an Azure Cloud (Hybrid Cloud)

For any of these environments, BlueStripe automatically discovers and maps the architecture and topology for each and every distributed application. For applications running in Hybrid Cloud, BlueStripe creates a single map that combines the on-premise servers with the Azure-based servers – providing a complete picture of application.

 

End to End Azure Monitoring

  

FactFinder delivers comprehensive Azure Monitoring of Server Resources, Platform Configuration, Transaction Performance, and Application Availability. Whether a distributed application runs entirely within Azure or in a Hybrid Cloud architecture, FactFinder ties the Data Center based and Azure based systems together by application.

  • End-to-end Transaction performance monitoring for each individual transaction
  • Application availability and response time monitoring for every application
  • Resource and performance monitoring for every component (IaaS, PaaS, or On-Premise)

There is never any manual mapping or setup required to map or monitor applications and transactions both within the data center and an Azure cloud.

Solving Problems Within Azure Cloud Systems

For IT Operations, A key function of Azure monitoring is the ability to find and fix any issue, whether a Slow Transaction, an Application Outage, or simply Incorrect Functionality. Unlike “conventional” specialist tools within the application and azure monitoring space, BlueStripe helps the IT Operations team track down the slow component (whether on premise or in the Azure Cloud), determine the actual root cause of the problem, and assign to the proper subject matter expert for resolution.

Integrated Azure Monitoring with BlueStripe and System Center 2012

Application Management System Summary Screen

FactFinder can be deployed as a stand-alone solution, and it also integrates tightly with Microsoft System Center (2007 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2). Whether monitoring infrastructure performance with Operations Manager, tracking assets in Service Manager, or resolving issues with Orchestrator, System Center 2012 users get integrated distributed application maps and BlueStripe performance alerting within the System Center eco-system.

  • FactFinder Distributed Application Maps inside System Center Operations Manager
  • Application Performance Alerts and Messages
  • Direct Launch of FactFinder triage tools from within System Center

Learn more about the integrated BlueStripe + System Center solution.