It has been more than 6 years since I originally launched AzureWatch to help companies monitor and auto-scale their Azure Cloud Services. Over the years, as the Azure platform grew and matured, my team and I tried to adapt AzureWatch to help provide more value in the ever-changing Azure space. We implemented monitoring for SQL Azure, WebApps, Virtual Machines, and Service Bus. However, as Azure platform and our customers' needs started to rapidly evolve, it became increasingly obvious that AzureWatch's internal architecture and somewhat dated user interface would simply not be able to keep up.
Having learnt many hard lessons and with deeper understanding of what monitoring/automation needs Azure users have, we started to work on a new product called CloudMonix, to replace AzureWatch. CloudMonix was designed to provide deep insight, /automated issue recovery/ and advanced auto-scaling to Azure (and in the future AWS) platforms. In early 2015, CloudMonix, was launched with great success. Since then, we've experienced a sustained 5-10% month-to-month growth rate.
Today, CloudMonix supports monitoring of over 30 different types of cloud resources, integrates with a dozen of third party products, offers beautiful UI and has tons of bells and whistles that are useful for Service Providers, DevOps teams, and Enterprises. Almost every AzureWatch customer who saw our newsletters and tried CloudMonix, migrated to it and is very happy with the outcome. The product is that good! And what's most important, we update and improve CloudMonix on a weekly basis. Literally.
So, I am both saddened and happy to announce that we intend to retire AzureWatch in April of 2017. We currently have remaining 16 customers that are still using it. Unfortunately, it is becoming less and less profitable for us to maintain the infrastructure and support of AzureWatch as time progresses
I would like to invite every current and previous AzureWatch user to migrate to CloudMonix and my team and I are ready to every assistance and incentive to help migrate your team to the new platform.
To learn more about CloudMonix and to sign up for a free trial, please visit our website at http://cloudmonix.com
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Q: What are the benefits of CloudMonix vs AzureWatch?
A: CloudMonix far exceeds both AzureWatch and native Azure monitoring in a number of areas:
- Amount and depth of diagnostic data it can capture, visualize and provide ability to alert on.
- Powerful automation capabilities that can automatically recover your resources from outages and issues.
- Sophisticated auto-scaling capabilities not only for Cloud Services, but also for resources such as SQL Azure and Data Warehouses, WebApps and Virtual Machines, etc.
- Native integrations for many 3rd party products like Slack, PageryDuty, Zendesk and Autotask.
- Amazing UI with ability to scroll your dashboards back in time to easily find root cause of previously occurred production issues.
Overall, the full list of benefits is too lengthy to outline in an email. Happy to discuss the benefits via online meeting. Click here to schedule a discussion: https://paraleap.acuityscheduling.com/
Q: How hard is it to onboard with CloudMonix?
A: Onboarding is incredibly simple. Setup Wizard takes 4-5 minutes to complete. CloudMonix comes pre-defined with a number of useful metrics and alerts, so that it brings value right out of the gate. Configuration Templates offer ability to easily propagate similar monitoring setups across many resources in 2 clicks.
Q: Is there an automatic migration from AzureWatch to CloudMonix?
A: Unfortunately there is not. However, default monitoring profiles are pre-packaged with a number of useful metrics and alerts. And everyone who has migrated so far, appreciated the chance to revisit and improve their monitoring setups
Q: What Azure resources can CloudMonix monitor/automate?
A: CloudMonix supports monitoring the following resources (ARM and Classic mode is supported)
- Windows and Linux VMs
- Cloud Services
- Web Apps and Webjobs
- Service Bus Topics and Queues
- SQL Azure and SQL Data Warehouse
- Azure Redis Cache
- DocumentDb Collections
- Azure Storage (Blob, Queue, Table and File storage)
- Stream Analytics and Event Hubs
- Media Services
- Azure Automation Runbooks
- Backup Vaults
- Virtual Networking
- And more coming (Data Factories, Azure Batch, Scale Sets, Azure Search, Service Fabric, etc.)
- CloudMonix can also monitor various non-Azure resources, such as Oracle, MySql, Sql Server (non-Azure), Windows Servers (non-Azure), Sockets, URLs, and JSON/XML API endpoints