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Logic Apps Reliability, Performance and Availability

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Azure Logic Apps

Introduction

It is highly essential to analyze the performance of your business application because when it doesn’t perform in an optimum manner, it directly impacts the business. In this case, monitoring is very crucial to ensure good performance, reliability & availability of the application. Monitoring is one of the prioritized metrics because it is essential to keep an eye on various components integrated into a business application to understand if they are functioning as expected.

Challenges in Azure Monitor

Here are some business challenges that Azure users face in managing and monitoring Azure Logic Apps in the Azure portal

  • No Failure Detection
  • No Deeper/ Integrated Tooling
  • No Consolidated Monitoring
  • No Workflow Tracking
  • No Auditing

Obviously, the solution to solve these challenges would be Serverless360, the one platform to manage and monitor the applications.

Why Serverless360?

Azure Logic Apps solve huge business challenges with easy workflow design and automation but managing and monitoring them in application context is not possible with Azure Portal.

To solve this Challenge user must go ahead with Serverless360. Serverless360 is the solution for managing and monitoring Azure Serverless Applications, with the help of Serverless360, user can effortlessly manage and monitor Azure Logic Apps.

Logic App Monitoring

Azure provides the entity level monitoring on their metrics, but the actual need would be Consolidated monitoring at the application level.

For monitoring Azure Logic Apps in multiple perspectives, Serverless360 has four types of monitors: Status Monitor, Threshold monitor, Data monitor and Watch monitor.

Status Monitor

Choose Serverless360 status monitor to get application health reports at the specified time in a day representing the status of Logic Apps against the desired values of its state.

Logic App Monitoring

Threshold monitor 

Monitor Azure Logic Apps when their state violates desired values for a specified period, say a few seconds/minutes. AutoCorrect their state to restore the business without any manual intervention.  

Threshold monitor

Data monitor

When there is a need to monitor the performance, consumption, the right monitor to choose would be the data monitor. With the extensive set of metrics, it is possible to monitor the above needs and even more. 

Data monitor

Watch monitor

When there is a need to get notified on logic apps failures, the user cannot rely on Azure Monitoring services and it is not possible with the Azure portal. Serverless360 identified these concerns and came up with a solution called watch monitor. The watch monitor can detect the failure in Logic Apps runs within the frequency specified while configuring it.

Watch monitor

Business Activity Monitoring

In most of the organizations, there is a need for an end to end tracking of the message flow through Logic Apps in the business orchestration. Serverless360 Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) tracks the business processes or transactions in the Logic Apps built-in Azure portal. It is also possible to reprocess the business processes with exception and monitor them based on a search query against a threshold value.

Business Activity Monitoring

This is how applications can be easily monitored using Serverless360 and monitoring helps to quickly identify the issues which reduce downtimes of the application.

Conclusion

Serverless360 provides a wide range of monitoring techniques for applications involving Logic Apps when compared to other Azure monitoring tools. By choosing appropriate monitors, it is possible to keep track of the performance, reliability & availability of the applications in an efficient way.

Author: serverless360

Serverless360 is a comprehensive tool to operate, manage and monitor Azure Serverless Services related to Enterprise Integration. The blogs published under Serverless360 account is a collective effort by the team members.