When we started our new Azure monitoring services at AzureServiceMon.Com, one of our goals was to be able to provide a more comprehensive view of all the Microsoft cloud services you are using. At Office365Mon.Com we already monitor a wide range of Office 365 services, such as SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, One Drive for Business, Power BI, and Skype for Business. The number of services we monitor there has grown steadily over the last couple of years and will continue to do so.
Spinning up a new service to monitor Azure though gave us an opportunity to give much broader coverage across the Microsoft service line, because many customers that use Office 365 also use Azure. We went through the first iteration of the service features and brought on availability monitoring for Azure services this summer. Based on feedback from that, we added a pretty extensive second set of features around monitoring the performance of services in Azure, down to the level of things like disk IO, CPU consumption, memory consumption, network IO, etc.
Up to this point, these two monitoring services served as “islands of data” with information on your different Microsoft cloud services. Today, we are bringing those together in a new comprehensive view we call the Microsoft Cloud Command Center. This feature is currently available in Office365Mon.Com, and will soon also be available in AzureServiceMon.Com. To start with, here’s what the Command Center looks like:
As you can see, what we’ve done is brought together information from these two services and loaded up all of the key metrics that you need about everything that’s going on with your Microsoft cloud services. We start with outages, because customers generally care about that most. You can quickly see when your last few outages for both Office 365 and Azure were, and for what resources.
As you keep going down you can see what the most recent – like last 90 minutes or so – performance has been like in your specific tenant in Office 365. Next to that we show you what the latest availability is for all of the Office 365 resources that we’re monitoring for you. This is near real-time data of your live tenant based on our own health probes that fire off every minute or two.
Down below that you can see the latest availability status of all of your Azure resources that we’re monitoring. You can drill into each of the different resource types you see there – such as web sites, SQL databases, etc. – and find out the status of each one. Finally, next to it you can see the latest set of metric alerts that were triggered. Metric alerts are a feature of AzureServiceMon that lets you set performance thresholds for metrics, and when they go outside those boundaries you are notified and we track it for you.
The new Cloud Command Center provides a true all-up, single pane of glass view of the health of all of your Microsoft cloud services. We have other features on the roadmap for Office365Mon and AzureServiceMon, and as we bring them online we’ll continue to expand the Cloud Command Center as appropriate.
We think you’ll find this single snapshot view of your cloud services very valuable. You can start with it today by visiting Office365Mon at https://www.office365mon.com/Features/CloudCommand. If you haven’t created an Office365Mon subscription yet, then just go to our home page at https://www.office365mon.com and click the big Start Now link. If you haven’t created an AzureServiceMon subscription yet, then try it out now by visiting the site at https://azureservicemon.com and clicking the Start Now link on the home page there.
Bringing this wide range of critical operational data into easy to use views is one of the things we do best at Office365Mon and AzureServiceMon. As we say, you need to stay in the know to be in control, and the new Cloud Command Center will help you do just that.
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