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.

Today, we’re pleased to announce commercial availability of this Windows Azure-based service to our customers with active Microsoft Software Assurance coverage for their System Center 2012 server management licenses.

See the full post and details at http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2013/03/28/announcing-availability-of-global-service-monitor-and-system-center-advisor-support-for-windows-server-2012.aspx.