You've already asked the same question on stackoverflow... can you share why you're not happy with Cerebrata's tools? There are currently none better for Azure. Auto-scaling & monitoring service for Windows Azure applications at
As builders of Azure Diagnostics Manager, I would be very interested in your thoughts on our tools. If you could share that, I would really appreciate it. You can reach me directly @ gmantri at cerebrata.com.
Igor, thanks for reminding me that I posted the same question on StackOverflow. Maybe you noticed that the answer I got there was similar to "No". Since few people know everything, and responses on StackOverflow sometime contains incorrect information,
I decided to post in another forum as well. Sorry if this upset you.
Gaurav - Azure Diagnostic Manager is really nice. But I've only worked with Azure for a few months, and I like to know what different options are available to me. Generally speaking, even if I stumble upon a piece of software which is nice, I still think
it makes sense to spend some hour searching for something even better. Maybe some other piece of software contains a feature which is nice and I haven't thought that I needed. Options rarely hurts.
Having said that, the big downside with Azure Diagnostics Manager to me is the licensing. It's not expensive, but
a price tag means i have to escalate the decision to my boss.
5 * 80 USD is not that much money, but still some (I'm not the only one working with Azure in my team).
i have to keep track of licensing details (who purchased it, what is the license key and so on)
whenever a new guy is employed, we have to purchase new license. Or purchase more now than we need. Otherwise we can't benefit from the volume licensing.