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New Relic enters multi-year partnership with Microsoft Azure

By Shannon Williams
Fri 20 May 2022

New Relic has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to help enterprises accelerate cloud migration and multi-cloud initiatives. 

With this partnership, Microsoft Azure customers can use New Relic as their default observability platform natively inside Azure Portal. 

In addition to the integration enhancements, Azure customers can allocate their multi-year committed Azure spend to leverage New Relic. This makes it significantly easier for customers to allocate budget for observability. This partnership also aligns Azure and New Relic sales teams to deliver greater value to enterprise customers.

Observability plays a critical role in ensuring application performance, regardless of the underlying architecture and whether supporting services are running in a hybrid environment, public cloud, or multiple clouds. Every time a different environment is added, engineers may be driven to forgo observability best practices in order to meet strict project timelines. Often, their only alternative is to spend extra planning and development effort to get the right monitoring in place, which can delay project timelines. 

Teams have blind spots across different tools, making it harder to maintain application uptime and reliability. With New Relic natively integrated into Azure Portal, engineering teams have a single pane of glass for monitoring all their workloads, no matter where they are hosted with full-stack monitoring, to debug, measure, and improve their entire stack.

"Not only are many of our customers using Microsoft Azure, but we are seeing a growing trend amongst our customers working across multiple clouds," says Bill Staples, CEO, New Relic. 

"With this partnership, we are strengthening our cloud strategy and accelerating our mission to inspire millions of developers to take a daily, data-driven approach to software engineering with a future where decisions are fuelled by data not opinion," he says.

Stewart Cochrane, senior director, Alliances & Channels, New Relic Asia-Pacific and Japan, adds, "We are very excited to announce our new multi-year partnership with Microsoft, the leading provider of developer tools. 

"Under this partnership, it will be easier for customers to integrate Microsoft and New Relic products, house telemetry quickly and affordably in one place, all while translating that data into actionable insights," he says. 

"It will also enable us to reach more developers across the Asia-Pacific region, and accelerate our mission to help every engineer take a daily, data-driven approach to software engineering in which decisions are fuelled by data not opinion."

Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, cloud + AI, Microsoft, says, "Developers have become the driving engines behind modern organisations. 

"Our goal at Microsoft is to help them address the real-world needs of their customers with essential building blocks and infrastructure that accelerate solutions," he says.

"We know there is increasing demand for great observability tools, and our partnership with New Relic will allow us to bring production telemetry tools and insights to the millions of developers building apps with Microsoft Azure and make it easier to get started with Azure for customers already using New Relic."

Partnership highlights include:

Option to Store Telemetry in Azure
Customers on Azure can choose to operate New Relics core telemetry cloud on the cloud of their choice to help align with their digital transformation and multi-cloud strategy.

Native Azure Portal Integration
New Relic will collaborate with Microsoft on the engineering effort to deliver natively integrated New Relic Observability solutions through the Azure Portal.

Ability to Use Microsoft Committed Spend to Buy New Relic
Azure customers can retire their Azure commitment by purchasing New Relic from the Azure Marketplace, which simplifies purchasing and contract management.

Deep Azure Services Support
Deep integrations between Microsoft services and New Relic enables customers to land all their telemetry data quickly and cost-effectively in one place, and to translate that data into actionable insights.

"The players that are going to win in the observability space are the ones that offer their customers the flexibility to run workloads on the cloud of their choice," comments Stephen Elliot, program vice president, management software and DevOps, IDC. 

"Businesses are adopting a multi-cloud approach at rapid rates because it can help them further innovation while creating resiliency in their systems since they wont be reliant on a single cloud vendor," he says. 

"There is a tremendous business opportunity for the observability companies that are able to support multiple clouds and find new ways to reach developer communities."

The New Relic observability platform is uniquely built to directly correlate, visualise and alert on data from more than 470 different integrations all in one place, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform services; open source instrumentation and technologies, such as Prometheus, FluentD and Kubernetes; modern CI/CD, and release management and issue management tools, such as Atlassian, Slack, and CircleCI. The partnership builds upon the momentum of last yearsNew Relic CodeStream partnership with Microsoft, which brings developer collaboration into the IDE through comprehensive integration support spanning multiple Microsoft platforms and products like VS Code, Visual Studio, .NET, GitHub, Microsoft Teams, and Azure DevOps.

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