This weblog has been co-authored by Ye Gu, Principal Program Supervisor.
Organizations are reworking their digital environments to extend agility and to function extra effectively. We see this transformation in how clients migrate to the cloud and undertake cloud-native applied sciences and practices in their very own environments. As their digital estates grow to be more and more extra advanced and important to their enterprise operations, it turns into much more vital to successfully handle and monitor their functions and infrastructure.
Grafana is a well-liked open-source analytics visualization device that enables customers to carry collectively logs, traces, metrics, and different disparate information from throughout a corporation, no matter the place they’re saved. Final yr, we introduced our strategic partnership with Grafana Labs to develop a Microsoft Azure managed service that lets clients run Grafana natively throughout the Azure cloud platform. Immediately, we’re saying that Azure Managed Grafana is obtainable in preview. With Azure Managed Grafana, the Grafana dashboards our clients are conversant in are actually built-in seamlessly with the providers and safety of Azure.
Seamless connection throughout Azure information sources and past
The Grafana software lets customers simply visualize all their telemetry information in a single person interface. With Grafana’s extensible structure, customers can visualize and correlate a number of information sources throughout on-premises, Azure, and multi-cloud environments. Azure Managed Grafana significantly optimizes this expertise for Azure-native information shops resembling Azure Monitor and Knowledge Explorer thus making it straightforward for purchasers to connect with any useful resource of their subscription and consider all ensuing telemetry in a well-recognized Grafana dashboard.
Clients can protect present charts within the Azure portal which are used for monitoring. Via service-to-service integration, our clients can carry any chart within the Azure portal over to their Azure Managed Grafana occasion with a one-click “pin to” operation thus automating all the migration course of.
Azure Managed Grafana additionally supplies a wealthy set of built-in dashboards for varied Azure Monitor options to assist clients simply construct new visualizations. For instance, some options with built-in dashboards embody Azure Monitor software insights, Azure Monitor container insights, Azure Monitor digital machines insights, and Azure Monitor alerts.
Secured entry and sharing of Grafana dashboards with Azure Lively Listing
In Azure Managed Grafana, clients can customise person permissions with particular roles and assignments saved in Azure Lively Listing. These definitions are mapped transparently to Grafana’s inside roles, which enforces the precise entry management. This integration allows each simplicity and consistency by permitting clients to handle customers of their groups and authorize their use of a Grafana occasion centrally via Azure Lively Listing.
On the backend, Azure Managed Grafana might be configured to entry Azure Monitor via a managed identification that was arrange as a part of the Grafana occasion creation. Utilizing this selection, clients don’t must take care of one other credential individually—although that’s nonetheless potential if most well-liked.
Get began with Azure Managed Grafana
Attempt it free for the primary 30 days from the Azure portal at the moment.