Monitoring leads to collecting and analyzing data in order to audit the performance, health, and availability of your resources. An effective monitoring strategy helps you understand the operation of components and to maximize your uptime with notifications.
Configure specifies the initial deployment and configuration of resources and ongoing maintenance. Automation of these jobs allows you to reduce redundancy, minimizing your time and effort and increasing your accuracy and efficiency. Azure Automation offers the bulk of services for automating configuration tasks. While run books handle process automation, configuration and update management help in managing configuration.
Governance supports mechanisms and processes to maintain control over your applications and resources in Azure. Governance includes planning your initiatives and setting strategic priorities. Governance in Azure is primarily enforced with two services. Azure Policy lets you create, assign, and manage policy definitions to implement rules for your resources. This element keeps those resources in conformity with your corporate standards. Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn lets you track cloud usage and expenditures for your Azure resources and other cloud providers.
It is necessary to manage the security of your resources and data. A security program includes assessing threats, collecting and analyzing data, and compliance of your applications and resources. Threat analysis and security monitoring and are provided by Azure Security Center, which involves unified security management and advanced threat protection across hybrid cloud workloads.
Protection in Azure is offered by two services. One is Azure Backup which provides backup and recovery of your data, either in the cloud or on-premises. Another one is Azure Site Recovery that provides business continuity and immediate recovery during a disaster.
Azure Migrate is a service that assists you to determine the migration suitability of on-premises virtual machines to Azure. Azure Site Recovery allows migrating virtual machines from on-premises. Azure Database Migration assists you in migrating database sources to Azure Data platforms.
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