Posted On: Dec 18, 2013

Starting today, you will be alerted to changes in the status of your AWS resources by the new notification feature in the new AWS Trusted Advisor dashboard. You can sign up for up to 3 recipients to get weekly status updates and savings estimations in English or Japanese via emails.

Trusted Advisor monitors your resource deployment and provides best-practice advice for cost optimization, security, performance, and fault tolerance. You can use the 31 Trusted Advisor checks to monitor and improve the deployment of Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, Auto Scaling, IAM, Amazon RDS, Route 53, and other services. Trusted Advisor has generated more than a million recommendations for customers, helping customers realize over $140 million in cost reductions. (Watch the AWS re:Invent 2013 Keynote)

AWS Support Business and Enterprise customers can opt in to receive a weekly Trusted Advisor notification email, in English or Japanese, with check status updates and saving estimations. You can specify up to three notification recipients on the setting page for AWS Trusted Advisor. To learn more about Business and Enterprise-level support, check out the AWS Support product offering.

We have reinvented the user interface of Trusted Advisor—the dashboard contains additional information and we think the navigation is both cleaner and simpler.

In addition to the notification and new user interface, we are excited to introduce the new Overutilized Standard Amazon EBS Volumes check in the performance category. It checks for standard Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes that are potentially overutilized and might benefit from a more efficient configuration, such as using Provisioned IOPS volumes. We have also enhanced the Service Limit check to monitor EBS Provisioned IOPS along with other service limits in Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon EBS, and Amazon RDS. The Service Limit check flags resources if the usage is greater than 80% of the service limit. It allows you to proactively provision for increased capacity.

To learn more about Trusted Advisor and the new features, see Trusted Advisor detail page.