Microsoft is rolling out a host of new features for its Azure cloud platform, starting with the Azure Web Application Firewall earlier today, and now the general availability of Azure Advisor, Monitor, and resource health.
Azure Advisor has been available to customers in its preview form since November 2016, but starting today, the platform monitoring service hits general availability. For those not familiar, it provides recommendations on best practice to customers, based on their usage. Availability, security, performance, and cost effectiveness are the areas covered in these recommendations.
Azure Monitor, as the name suggests, provides a dashboard to get real-time data about the customer's cloud environment. In addition to providing diagnostics, Azure Monitor also features integrations with SMS, email, and other APIs that can notify administrators about failures, anomalies, and other issues with their cloud setup.
Azure Resource health provides a log of current and historic data pertaining to the various components of the cloud infrastructure deployed by the customer. It can be checked through the Support tab on the Azure Portal.
All these services will automatically be enabled for all customers, after which they can customize the alerts and notifications according to their needs.