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Azure Monitor Room for Improvement

Manager - Infrastructure at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

Overall, we're not too enthusiastic about the solution.

The solution is administration heavy, and very cumbersome. Using it is a lot of work on the admin side. It doesn't do things out of the box the way other products do. 

The new  data ingest pricing model is wrong. They should scrap that all together. It should be a flat rate per year. As of right now, it fluctuates month to month, so it's hard to really know how much you will be charged.

The solution needs a lot of work. It needs out of the box monitoring, real-time monitoring, and better network mapping.  There are many features that are lacking.

The process of implementation needs to be easier. 

The problem is the solution only does Azure. It can't monitor any other SAAS products. That's a very limiting design flaw.

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Senior System Administrator at BCBS of Kansas City

There are a lot of things that take more time to do, such as charting, alerting, and correlation of data, and things like that. Azure Monitor doesn't tell you why something happened. It just tells you that it happened. 

It should also have some type of AI. Environments and applications are becoming more and more complex every day with hundreds or thousands of microservices. Therefore, having to do a lot of the stuff manually takes a lot of time, and on top of that, troubleshooting issues takes a lot of time. The traditional method of troubleshooting doesn't really work for or apply to this environment we're in. So, having an AI-based system and the ability to automate deployments of your monitoring and configurations makes it much easier.

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AS
Managing Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Sending multidimensional metrics through diagnostic settings should be supported.

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S/W Technologies & Processes Unit Manager at Unisystems

I think the product could be improved if they were to work on automation related to gathering metrics from more applications without the need for instrumentation and things like that. I'd like them to work more on that.

Additional features they could include would be more automations related to applications and monitoring, user experience monitoring on the application level. Improvement on technical support would also be helpful. 

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RD
Principal Application Developer at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees

If Azure Monitor wants to compete with other APM products in the industry, it has to stitch together the information and user flow. It also needs to provide all the information, as you get with Stock Trace, including details related to where the call came from and where the problem lies. That's what we'd like to see. With a solution like Dynatrace, you have a clear path and you know which calls were made before and after the problem, and where the issue occurred. That feature is lacking in Azure Monitor.

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Chief Technical Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

I'd like the solution to do more around vulnerability assessment. It's lacking in the product right now.

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Senior Java Developer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

It's difficult to say as I only use a small part of this solution; however, It can be quite difficult to use at times. I think there are better solutions available. 

In my opinion, they should improve the overall user experience, especially when it comes to indexing and searching collective logs. The search language they've developed is quite difficult to understand. 

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Manager - Infrastructure at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

When something goes down, we want the option to have automation in place to get it back up again as quickly as possible.

It is not very user-friendly so the GUI can be improved.

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Senior Systems Administrator at Herbalife

The troubleshooting logs need improvement. There should be some improvement there. I have a hard time finding the right logs at the right times whenever there is an issue occurring. They should simplify the logs. 

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Learn what your peers think about Azure Monitor. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
564,599 professionals have used our research since 2012.