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Category: Amazon CloudWatch

New – High-Resolution Custom Metrics and Alarms for Amazon CloudWatch

has been an important part of AWS since early 2009! Launched as part of a three-pack that also included and , CloudWatch has evolved into a very powerful monitoring service for AWS resources and the applications that you run on the . CloudWatch custom metrics (launched way back in 2011) allow you to store business […]

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New – API & CloudFormation Support for Amazon CloudWatch Dashboards

We launched CloudWatch Dashboards a couple of years ago. In the post that I wrote for the launch, I showed you how to interactively create a dashboard that displayed chosen CloudWatch metrics in graphical form. After the launch, we added additional features including a full screen mode, a dark theme, control over the range of […]

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New – Cross-Account Delivery of CloudWatch Events

CloudWatch Events allow you to track and respond to changes in your AWS resources. You get a near real-time stream of events that you can route to one or more targets ( functions, streams, Amazon SNS topics, and more) using rules. The events that are generated depend on the particular AWS service. For example, here […]

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AWS Bill Simplification – Consolidated CloudWatch Charges

The bill that you receive for your use of AWS in July will include a change in the way that charges are presented. The CloudWatch team made this change in order to make your bill simpler and easier to understand. Consolidating Charges In the past, charges for your usage of CloudWatch were split between two […]

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Amazon CloudWatch launches Alarms on Dashboards

Amazon CloudWatch is a service that gives customers the ability to monitor their applications, systems, and solutions running on Amazon Web Services by providing and collecting metrics, logs, and events about AWS resources in real time. CloudWatch automatically provides key resource measurements such as; latency, error rates, and CPU usage, while also enabling monitoring of […]

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CloudTrail Update – Capture and Process Amazon S3 Object-Level API Activity

I would like to show you how several different AWS services can be used together to address a challenge faced by many of our customers. Along the way I will introduce you to a new feature that launches today and show you how you can use it in conjunction with CloudWatch Events. The Challenge Our […]

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Amazon CloudWatch Update – Percentile Statistics and New Dashboard Widgets

There sure is a lot going on with these days! Earlier this month I showed you how to Jump From Metrics to Associated Logs and told you about Extended Metrics Retention and the User Interface Update. Today we are improving CloudWatch yet again, adding percentile statistics and two new dashboard widgets. Time is super tight […]

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New – CloudWatch Events for EBS Snapshots

Cloud computing can improve upon traditional IT operations by giving you the power to automate complex high-level operations that were formerly kept in a runbook or passed along as tribal knowledge. Far too many of these operations involve backup and recovery operations, especially in smaller and less mature organizations. Many AWS customers make great use […]

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