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Managing Azure cloud infrastructure


To reduce the expenses of buying, owning, and maintaining physical data centers and servers, your organization has converted most of its infrastructure virtual with the help of Azure. This means you have whole new data types to secure and monitor. You have to relearn everything you used to know how to do in order to keep your organization running safely and efficiently. You want to use your Splunk deployment to manage all components of your cloud infrastructure and provide you with necessary information and alerts.

Data required

  • Microsoft
    • Azure Event Hub data
    • Azure cloud environment data

Next steps

Measuring impact and benefit is critical to assessing the value of IT operations. The following are example metrics that can be useful to monitor when implementing this use case:

  • Operational expenses savings due to efficiency actions from observability
  • Reduced mean time to problem resolution (MTTR)
  • Reduced time for compliance reporting.

You should also review these organizational processes that commonly impact success with this use case: 

  • Capacity planning and cost tracking. This is important in all IT shops but increases in important when using cloud services.
  • Security and compliance

This use case is also included in the IT Essentials Learn app, which provides more information about how to implement the use case successfully in your IT maturity journey. In addition, these Splunk resources might help you understand and implement this use case:

Splunk OnDemand Services: Use these credit-based services for direct access to Splunk technical consultants with a variety of technical services from a pre-defined catalog. Most customers have OnDemand Services per their license support plan. Engage the ODS team at if you require assistance.