Posted On: Feb 27, 2023

Today, AWS announces the general availability of Amazon CloudWatch Internet Monitor, a feature of Amazon CloudWatch that helps you monitor internet availability and performance metrics between your AWS-hosted applications and application end users.

Internet Monitor helps you quickly visualize the impact of issues, pinpoint locations and providers that are affected, and then helps you take action to improve your end users' network experience. You can see a global view of traffic patterns and health events, and drill down into information about events at different geographical granularities. If an issue is caused by the AWS network, you’ll receive an AWS Health Dashboard notification that tells you the steps that AWS is taking to mitigate the problem. Internet Monitor also provides insights and recommendations that can help you improve your users' experience by using other AWS services.

Internet Monitor publishes measurements to Amazon CloudWatch Metrics and Amazon CloudWatch Logs that include geographies and networks specific to your application. For viewing information at different geographical granularities and getting recommendations, Internet Monitor uses the top 500 city networks for your application in case rerouting traffic is required. Internet Monitor also sends health event notifications through Amazon EventBridge. For more information on the AWS Regions where Internet Monitor is available, see the AWS Region table.