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Blue Medora Announces Multi-Cloud Monitoring for Microsoft Azure Log Analytics

IT monitoring integration innovator Blue Medora announces BindPlane for Microsoft's Azure Log Analytics. It's the latest addition to the industry's first purpose-built monitoring-integration-as-a-service (MIaaS), allowing unified monitoring across the growing number of multi-cloud environments.

According to 451 Research, 69% of enterprises will have multi-cloud/ hybrid IT environments by 2019, bringing greater complexity to managing such environments. Microsoft Azure and AWS (Amazon Web Services) are today two of the most popular cloud-based offerings.

Blue Medora's BindPlane for Azure Log Analytics, now in early access preview through the Azure Marketplace, streams health and performance data from the top 10 AWS services and delivers them in dashboards to the Azure Log Analytics service. Unlike other options, it provides a single, self-maintaining connection for 100+ enterprise technologies. BindPlane collects more granular metrics than traditional integrations and enhances them with rich-relational context about the entire IT stack - part of a proprietary innovation referred to as dimensional data.

Companies running apps and services from multiple cloud providers have struggled to unify their performance monitoring and management due to disparate data sources and tooling. BindPlane gives Microsoft customers another option to manage their IT apps as efficiently and easily as possible, including those apps running outside Azure on AWS.

"Achieving visibility across cloud platforms and applications has traditionally led to cloud tool sprawl and high management overhead, plus the fractured visibility leads to poor end user experience as issues can't be quickly identified and understood," explains Nathan Owen, CEO and founder of Blue Medora. "Blue Medora BindPlane helps extend visibility of Microsoft Azure Log Analytics beyond Azure to other leading public cloud providers, enabling a unified, in-context view of cloud behavior and performance for the rapidly increasing cross section of Microsoft customers running multi-cloud workloads."

"We've seen through our recent multi-cloud report that customers are choosing a cloud platform best suited to a particular application, but it can be hard to make an informed decision without a single view to effectively measure and monitor performance," comments Edwin Yuen, senior analyst at research firm ESG. "BindPlane for Microsoft Azure Log Analytics offers an important way to see across all cloud apps, and in turn help guide decisions around the ideal cloud platform for a given application."

BindPlane provides seamless monitoring integration between Azure Log Analytics and public cloud resource endpoints. The offering currently includes 10 AWS services, but will soon also include Google Cloud Platform and IBM Softlayer.

Key benefits include:

Lower cloud costs: Customers can use their existing Azure Log Analytics solution to match cloud performance and price needs for individual applications.

Saved time: Improves productivity of IT operations and DevOps teams by offloading expensive and non-core monitoring integration investments. Log Analytics users don't need to invest time configuring, deploying and maintaining new AWS integrations.

Reduced risk: Unified monitoring enables faster troubleshooting and eliminates management risks introduced by cloud sprawl.

  • Seamless integration: Monitor AWS resources with Azure Log Analytics in a single pane of glass
  • Services currently included: EC2, Elastic Container Service (ECS), RDS, S3, Redshift, DynamoDB, Lambda, Elastic Beanstalk, Elasticsearch, and Kinesis
  • Dimensional data: Deep monitoring data based on expertise and enterprise knowledge base, imbued with relational visibility across the full IT stack. Extensive metrics, more than what's available in Amazon CloudWatch.
  • Operational dashboards: 10 pre-built custom dashboard templates deliver dimensional data in operational context for relational visibility.

Blue Medora's mission is to advance delivering IT monitoring integration as a service. Since its founding, Blue Medora has innovated deep performance inspection capabilities across disparate enterprise technologies, at tremendous scale and quality. BindPlane now supports 100 distinct technologies, enhancing the monitoring and analytics engines of VMware, New Relic, Oracle and others. Blue Medora's unique "Dimensional Data" approach to the monitoring integration challenge is designed for customers seeking best of breed telemetry and management across multiple IT teams and operating across hybrid/heterogeneous environments.

Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:38 AM by David Marshall
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