Posted On: Sep 30, 2014

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of Amazon CloudWatch Logs in the US West (Oregon) Region and the EU West (Ireland) Region. This adds to the existing availability of Amazon CloudWatch Logs in the US East (N. Virginia) Region.

With CloudWatch Logs, you can monitor your systems and applications in near real-time using your existing log files. For example, you can use Amazon CloudWatch to notify you when errors reported in application log files exceed acceptable levels or to view graphs of web request latencies from your web server logs. Also, you can store and access your logs in CloudWatch for as long as you need in highly durable, low-cost storage.

To get started with CloudWatch Logs, install the CloudWatch Logs agent for Amazon Linux, CentOS, Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Ubuntu. You can also use the EC2 Config service to start monitoring logs on Windows. The agent can be installed in minutes using CloudFormation, Chef, EC2 User Data or the command-line. Both the agent and EC2 Config service are offered at no additional charge.

Learn more about how CloudWatch Logs can help you better understand and operate your systems and applications here.