We are excited to announce the release of Amazon CloudWatch metrics for Route 53 health checks. Starting today, you can use CloudWatch to view the status of your Route 53 health checks, and you can set CloudWatch Alarms and configure notifications based on health check results. Now, in addition to using Route 53 DNS Failover and health checks to increase the availability of your website, you can also use Route 53 health checks for website monitoring.
When you configure Route 53 health checks, the result of each health check is now automatically published as a CloudWatch metric. Using CloudWatch, you can easily see the status of a health check before using it in your DNS Failover configuration, and you can also view graphs showing the history of your health check’s results.
Getting started with Route 53 is easy, and there are no upfront costs. See the Route 53 product page for full details and pricing. To get started with DNS Failover for Route 53, visit the Route 53 product page or review our walkthrough in the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide.
Also, please feel free to join our webinar at 10:00 am PDT on July 9, 2013 to learn more about DNS Failover and the high-availability architecture options that it makes possible.