Let me start by saying that this news is really exciting, as any one in the monitoring world can tell you SCOM has faced a little bit of uncertainty in the past and the announcement of an upcoming SCOMaaS offering from Microsoft sends a clear message that the product has a place in the companies future.
Not a lot of information is available yet but here’s what we do know:
For starters the solution will be containerized which will leverage all of the benefits of containers such as speed of deployment and scaling to name a few.
A SCOM administrator will be able to “lift & shift” their existing SCOM environment into Azure – Aakash Basavaraj Program Manager for the SCOM Team at Microsoft.
This bodes well for existing SCOM customers as it means that the ability to easily migrate to a SCOMaaS solution will be available and that they won’t have to set up their new platform from scratch. This really shows that Microsoft has given thought and care towards truly bringing SCOM to the cloud.
When will is be available?
Unfortunately no details are available yet around timelines or pricing, I know I’ll be watching this develop with keen interest. One thing is for certain SCOM and Azure Monitor are now more firmly hand in hand then ever before.