Getting ahead of issues before they impact end users is a key goal of any IT organization. One important tool in this process is the use of monitoring and analytics services, which help ensure that you get up-to-date information on the overall health of your cloud environment. We are happy to announce that we have expanded the portfolio of management services with the general availability of Azure Monitor in Azure Government.

With Azure Monitor, you can now consume monitoring metrics and logs within the portal and via APIs in near real-time and gain more visibility into the state and performance of your resources. Azure Monitor provides you the ability to configure alert rules to get notified or to take automated actions on issues impacting your resources. Azure Monitor enables analytics, troubleshooting, and a unified dashboarding experience within the portal, in addition to enabling a wide range of product integrations via APIs and data export options. All of this has now been enabled for Azure Government.


With this release, we are also providing new alerting and notification options including custom email and webhooks. This allows you to enable notification on specific Azure services and receive service health notifications. 

Azure Monitor is not just useful for the administration of your Azure resources. The centralized logging and alerting helps achieve compliance with many NIST SP 800-53 security controls that support CJIS, FedRAMP, and the DoD compliance requirements. The data from Azure Monitor can be queried, archived, or analyzed to provide an audit trail and meet key monitoring controls.

Learn more about Azure Monitor by visiting the documentation page. For a detailed list of Azure Monitor features available in the different Azure Government datacenter regions, visit the Azure Government Monitoring + Management page.

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