System Center Global Service Monitor helps achieve a 360-degree view of the health of web applications. It uses Windows Azure points of presence across the globe, monitored alongside existing data found within the familiar System Center 2012 Operations Manager console. Global Service Monitor reports on availability, performance, and function of web applications by scheduling and executing synthetic transactions against the application from Windows Azure.
Global Service Monitor also helps unify tooling and processes, integrating with Microsoft Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server to enable new DevOps scenarios that better align operations and development roles. Global Service Monitor can save time by building synthetic transactions from existing Microsoft Visual Studio web tests and speed issue resolution by delivering IntelliTrace-based issue reports direct to a developer’s Team Foundation Server work item queue.
System Center, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, and Microsoft Visual Studio also enable DevOps scenarios for test lab management, integrated incident management, and production diagnostics. These capabilities help reduce the cycle times in managing testing environments and reduce the MTTR (mean time to repair) in resolving production incidents. Visit the Visual Studio application lifecycle management (ALM) site
for more information on these DevOps capabilities.