Posted On: Oct 6, 2020

When using CloudWatch Synthetics, you can now get a snapshot of the canary health with a prebuilt monitoring dashboard. The new monitoring dashboard provides canary data trends over time for latency, availability, and error counts. The dashboard also provides expected latency based on historical data of the previous canary runs. This helps you spot anomalies sooner which in turn allows you to respond faster to ensure a better end user experience.  

CloudWatch Synthetics supports monitoring your endpoints every minute, 24x7, and alerts you when your application endpoints don’t behave as expected. Synthetic canaries are configurable scripts that run on a schedule, to monitor your endpoints and APIs. Canaries follow the same routes and perform the same actions as a customer, which makes it possible for you to monitor your customer experience continuously.  

This feature is available in all the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), Middle East (Bahrain), South America (São Paulo), AWS GovCloud (US-East), AWS GovCloud (US-West). 

To learn more about this feature, see the CloudWatch Synthetics documentation. For pricing, please refer to the Amazon CloudWatch pricing.