Microsoft is debuting a new cloud service known as Azure Managed Grafana. As the name suggests, the product integrates Grafana directly into Microsoft Azure. This provides access to the third-party solution within Azure, providing an all-in-one tool for getting telemetry data compiled from multiple sources in one place.
Grafana has been a Microsoft partner since 2021. At the time, Microsoft said it would eventually integrate the tool into Azure. With Azure Managed Grafana, the company is fulfilling that promise.
In a blog post to announce the new integration, Microsoft says the app provides Azure customers with a way to fully handle telemetry data across the cloud platform.
“The Grafana application lets users easily visualize all their telemetry data in a single user interface. With Grafana's extensible architecture, users can visualize and correlate multiple data sources across on-premises, Azure, and multi-cloud environments. Azure Managed Grafana particularly optimizes this experience for Azure-native data stores such as Azure Monitor and Data Explorer thus making it easy for customers to connect to any resource in their subscription and view all resulting telemetry in a familiar Grafana dashboard.”
Users on Azure can use Managed Grafana to migrate charts from the Azure portal and see the information in the new interface. There are also built-in dashboards that provide more data analysis from Azure Monitor.
“For example, some features with built-in dashboards include Azure Monitor application insights, Azure Monitor container insights, Azure Monitor virtual machines insights, and Azure Monitor alerts.”
Microsoft says Azure Managed Grafana is available now and can be tested for free.
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