Monitor and alert recommendations request.
As our company is moving services out to cloud based services, I am seeking some real world feedback on what systems monitors are being used. My current platform is pretty much a VMware house running Microsoft everything. Syslog and performance monitors were chosen based on ease of use and preference of the party responsible for operation. ie: VROPS and log insight for me, and RedGate for the SQL DB admins. I have held a preference for systems that do not require agents just to avoid possible issues with compatibility when the monthly MSFT updates come out. (this may be wrong, feel free to express if you think so) I expect the cloud service of choice will be largely AWS as that is getting many in our dev team excited. Ease of use is of course a priority, because no one wants to do more work than they have to. Budget comes into the picture somewhere, but I have never had a problem paying for good tools. Cost management of cloud services is expected to be a priority.
So what is working for you? If you represent a product please say so. I still want your input, but would appreciate acknowledgment of bias.
Thanks in advance for your time.