SCOM in the Cloud: Integrating SCOM Alerts With Azure Monitor

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Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is a powerful tool. Businesses that use SCOM to monitor on-premises infrastructure naturally want to preserve their functionality when they migrate to the cloud.

Those with a mixed environment that includes VMs lifted to the cloud and serverless resources want to monitor all of their infrastructure in one place. Moreover, businesses that use SCOM often want to continue to use custom SCOM management packs in the cloud.

Unfortunately, Azure Monitor does not provide out-of-the-box monitoring and alerts for this scenario.

In this white paper, we describe how you can continue to use SCOM in the Cloud and how to bring its alert functionality to Azure Monitor.

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Optimize Infrastructure Management with Microsoft Operations Management Suite

Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite brings together a collection of cloud-based services that help businesses to monitor and manage their on-premise and cloud infrastructure in one place.

Monitoring solutions such as System Center Operations Management (SCOM) and Azure Monitor offer complex and powerful functionality, and Azure provides numerous intuitive management interfaces. However, it can be challenging to keep track of the tools and platforms that administrators and DevOps teams need to monitor and manage the health of servers and applications in multiple locations.

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AWS vs. Azure: Why Migrate Your Applications To Microsoft Azure

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Amazon Web Services was first introduced to the world with the release of Simple Queue Service in 2004. Relaunched in 2006 with the addition of S3 and EC2, AWS quickly grew into the dominant cloud platform. Microsoft was slower off the blocks than Amazon. Azure was announced in 2008, released in 2010 as Windows Azure, and was renamed Microsoft Azure in 2014.

But, in spite of starting later, Azure has grown into a robust platform that is as capable as AWS. Because of Microsoft’s expertise with enterprise software and services, it is superior as a business cloud platform for many use cases.

In this article, we’ll look at just some of the reasons that Microsoft Azure is an excellent choice for the future of your business’s cloud migration and infrastructure hosting strategy.

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