Elastic and Microsoft Azure: Unified Observability for Spring Boot applications

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Written by Asir Selvasingh, Principal PM Architect, Java on Azure


Today, we are announcing the availability of Elastic integrations for unified observability of Spring Boot applications on Azure. You can seamlessly ship Microsoft Azure Spring Cloud logs and metrics into Elastic, instrument Spring Boot applications, and monitor every step of your cloud journey. You also get a holistic view across Spring Boot applications and other logs and metrics in your cloud and on-premises environments.


Over the past two years, we worked with many enterprise customers to learn about the scenarios they face. Many of these customers have thousands of Spring Boot applications running in on-premises data centers. As they migrate these applications to the cloud, they need to aggregate logs and metrics from these applications and instrument them for application performance monitoring (APM) using solutions their developers are familiar with and have been using for years. In addition, they must ensure continuity for existing server-side software that are already shipping logs and metrics and are pre-instrumented for end-to-end monitoring using systems like Elastic. You can gain deeper application visibility, reduce the time spent on root cause analysis, and provide a consistent customer experience in your web and mobile applications. Learnings from a 2021 survey also indicated that “end-to-end monitoring” is the second biggest challenge DevOps and IT managers face as they migrate Spring Boot applications to the cloud. With the integration of Azure Spring Cloud logs and metrics in Elastic, you can streamline your journey and easily instrument your Spring Boot applications for unified observability.


Figure 1: Video screenshot with dashboards showing observability for Spring Boot applications using ElasticFigure 1: Video screenshot with dashboards showing observability for Spring Boot applications using Elastic


Elastic can now seamlessly ingest logs and metrics from Microsoft Azure Spring Cloud so that DevOps and SREs can monitor their Spring Boot applications—whether in the cloud, on-premises, or in hybrid environments—and remove monitoring silos to increase operational efficiency and developer productivity. DevOps and SREs can monitor both Spring Boot logs and application metrics across all environments by automatically shipping them to Elastic. Teams can also correlate and add context to their Spring data with other observability data sets across their environments for holistic end-to-end monitoring.


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