Enhanced Azure Arc integration with Datadog simplifies hybrid and multicloud observability | Azure Weblog and Updates



Companies right now are managing advanced, distributed environments and wish a ubiquitous computing platform for all workloads that may meet them the place they’re. We’ve seen an rising want for purchasers to not solely deploy, handle, and function throughout on-premises and a number of clouds, but additionally to have higher visibility and insights throughout all IT investments spanning cloud to edge.

Right this moment, we’re delivering improved observability and administration with the final availability of our enhanced Microsoft Azure Arc integration with Datadog. Constructing on our established collaboration, we’re natively integrating Datadog with Azure Arc to fulfill clients the place they’re and supply wealthy insights from Azure Arc–enabled assets straight into Datadog dashboards. Prospects can monitor real-time information throughout cloud migrations and efficiency of purposes working each within the public cloud and in hybrid or multicloud environments.

Advantages of Azure Arc integration with Datadog

With the Azure Arc integration with Datadog, clients can:

  • Monitor the connection standing and agent model of Azure Arc–enabled servers, wherever they’re working.
  • Routinely add Azure tags to related hosts in Datadog for extra context.
  • Determine which Azure Arc–enabled servers have the Datadog Agent put in.
  • Deploy the Datadog Agent onto your Azure Arc–enabled servers as an extension.
  • Get unified billing for the Datadog service via Azure subscription invoicing.

Datadog is a cloud-scale monitoring and safety platform for large-scale purposes that aggregates information throughout your whole stack with greater than 600 integrations for centralized visibility and sooner troubleshooting on dynamic architectures. This supplies builders and operations groups observability into each layer of their purposes on Azure, in order that they diagnose efficiency points rapidly.

When Datadog first turned an Azure Native ISV Service, it allowed clients to streamline their expertise for buying, configuring, and managing Datadog straight contained in the Azure portal. It lowered the training curve for utilizing Datadog to observe the well being and efficiency of your purposes in Azure and units clients up for a profitable cloud migration or modernization.

For a lot of clients, hybrid deployments are a sturdy and long-term technique attributable to elements reminiscent of latency and compliance necessities, and we’re dedicated to assembly clients wherever they’re. With Azure Arc, we offer a constant set of instruments and companies for purchasers to increase cloud expertise throughout your distributed infrastructure. Greater than 12,000 clients are utilizing Azure Arc, double the quantity a yr in the past. By partnering with organizations like Datadog, we’re unlocking much more innovation and bringing Azure companies into the instruments our clients are already utilizing.

Enhanced Azure Arc integration options

Options out there with right now’s common availability embrace:

Monitor the Arc connection standing and agent model

Prospects can simply establish any Azure Arc–enabled assets that aren’t in a related state. It’s also possible to arrange Datadog screens to provide you with a warning instantly if the connection is unhealthy. Earlier than this new integration, Azure Arc assets would appear to be every other digital machine on-premises or in Azure. Now, you possibly can entry important metadata to make sure your Azure Arc–enabled Home windows and Linux servers, SQL servers, and Kubernetes clusters are secured and related. IT operators will be capable to troubleshoot a lot sooner if a useful resource is disconnected and might rapidly restore the connectivity to Azure Arc.


Datadog may also present which hosts are working an older model of Azure Arc. It then turns into straightforward to replace the agent utilizing Azure Replace Administration and make the most of Azure Automation for up to date updates to the Azure Arc agent every time there’s a new model.


Routinely add Azure tags for straightforward administration and compliance monitoring

A well-liked good thing about Azure Arc is utilizing tags in Azure Useful resource Supervisor. Many organizations tag on-premises assets by value middle or datacenter server teams which can be topic to particular laws or necessities. Tags additionally create an audit path to assist hint the historical past of a selected useful resource and establish potential safety points when performing audits.

With the Azure Arc integration, Datadog can construct wealthy visualizations and actionable alerts utilizing the tags you’ve already created for Azure Arc–enabled assets. Now, while you carry out patching or updates for Azure Arc–enabled servers, you get a lot richer insights to assist validate software program patches and troubleshoot utility points.

Simply establish which Azure Arc–enabled servers have the Datadog Agent

Azure Arc brings your hybrid and multicloud servers, Kubernetes clusters, and information companies right into a single dashboard for seamless administration between environments. Except for grouping assets with Azure Useful resource Supervisor, Azure Arc–enabled assets profit from Azure role-based entry management (RBAC), so completely different IT and developer groups can simply delegate entry to their purposes. For a centralized IT monitoring group, now you can guarantee your Azure Arc–enabled assets have the Datadog Agent by cross-referencing these servers with agent information to get a real-time view of which Arc assets have Datadog Agent reporting.


Study extra about integrating Datadog and Azure Arc

Learn extra concerning the integration between Datadog and Azure Arc and entry the Datadog’s Azure native integration service on Azure Market.

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