Gain end-to-end observability for your applications, infrastructure, and network
Transform your business with modern monitoring
Collect, analyse, and act on telemetry data from your cloud and hybrid environments. Azure Monitor supports your operations at scale by helping you maximise the performance and availability of your resources and proactively identify problems.
Easily enable Azure Monitor for any Azure or hybrid resource
Simplicity: On-board with Azure Monitor agent and get started quickly by leveraging samples and recommendations.
Hybrid: Extend Azure Monitor to your edge, on-premises, and multi-cloud environments with Azure Arc.
Quality: Azure Monitor is backed by Azure SLAs, regionally available with your resources, and capable of handling thousands of terabytes of data per day.
Observe at any level across the stack for deep insights
Insights: Get curated visualisations, reports, and diagnostic tools for specific resources such as application insights for application performance monitoring and VM insights, container insights, and network insights for infrastructure monitoring.
Distributed tracing: Correlate transactions end-to-end from apps to dependencies to infrastructure with built-in topology views like application map, VM map, network map, and OpenTelemetry-based vendor-agnostic tracing capabilities.
Logs platform: Access long-term storage and perform sophisticated analysis with a powerful centralised logs platform.
Innovate with an open and extensible platform
Operational dash-boarding: Leverage rich dash-boarding and reporting capabilities, including interoperability with Azure Managed Grafana for single-pane-of-glass visualisation across multi-cloud environments.
Open-source solutions: Get support for Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) projects with a managed service for Prometheus, a Logstash output plug-in for sending customised logs to Azure Monitor.
Partners and interoperability: Azure Monitor works with partner solutions like Datadog and Elastic, web-hooks to export data, ITSM systems to connect alerts, and Azure Pipelines for DevOps tool-chains.
Enable enterprise readiness for mission-critical scenarios
Security: Get data encryption at rest with customer-managed keys in Azure Key Vault. Boost infrastructure security with 256-bit AES encryptions, and securely connect to any of your private network endpoints with Azure Private Link support.
Compliance: Leverage activity logs and audit logs for security compliance, retain or archive specific data for up to seven years with additional support for data immutability in Azure Storage, and comply with most data residency and sovereignty requirements.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts dedicated to data security and privacy.
Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.
Azure Monitor pricing
Billing is primarily based on the volume of data ingested into Azure Monitor. Use capacity reservation tiers to save up to 35 percent on data ingestion costs as compared to pay-as-you-go pricing.
Some functionalities of Azure Monitor such as alerts, notifications, web tests, and data export have additional charges.
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Trusted by companies to monitor their complex environments
Mr Koji Kagaya, Senior Engineer, UPWARD
“Azure Monitor allows us to see actual service activities and API response speed, making maintenance tasks much easier to recognise.”
Jason Higgins, Lead Infrastructure Engineer, Transport for Greater Manchester
“We’re solving problems before they are known to end users, rather than dealing with them as they arise. That’s a depth to our alerting capabilities that we didn’t have before.”
Georg Deschler, Senior Manager, Bosch
“The monitoring functionalities in application insights are very valuable—not only to identify issues during daily operations but also to see which parts of the system we need to focus on to allow our business to grow.”
Øyvind Naas, Core Services and Security Lead, Elvia
“The insight you get now in Azure Monitor and Microsoft Defender for Cloud is invaluable. We can now access the right services for our environment through Azure, so we don’t have to add more vendors within the Atlas platform.”
Kyoko Atagi, Senior Enterprise Systems Architect, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
“At present, we have no issues that have caused the system to go down. Azure Monitor application insights follows users’ app operations and automatically detects and diagnoses any abnormality.”
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Frequently asked questions about Azure Monitor
Microsoft combined three unique services—Azure Monitor, Log Analytics, and Application Insights—under the umbrella of Azure Monitor to provide powerful end-to-end monitoring of your applications and the components they rely on. Log Analytics and Application Insights are now features of Azure Monitor. The log data engine and query language of Log Analytics is now referred to as Azure Monitor Logs. See Azure Monitor terminology updates.
Azure Monitor is enabled the moment you create a new Azure subscription, and activity log and platform metrics are automatically collected. Create diagnostic settings to collect more detailed information about the operations of your Azure resources, and add monitoring solutions and insights to provide extra analysis on collected data for particular services.
No. Azure Monitor is a scalable cloud service that processes and stores large amounts of data, although Azure Monitor can monitor resources that are on-premises and in other clouds.
You can easily migrate your SCOM deployments to the cloud with Azure Monitor SCOM managed instance, a scalable, cloud monitoring service that combines the latest SCOM capabilities with the benefits of a fully managed and evergreen platform as a service (PaaS), on Azure Monitor.