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Viewing custom metrics from statsd with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon Managed Grafana

Monitoring applications based on custom metrics is important for a resilient system. One of the mechanisms to generate custom metrics from applications is statsd – a NodeJs process to collect custom application performance metrics periodically. However, statsd doesn’t provide long-term storage, rich querying, visualization, or an alerting solution. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon […]

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Viewing collectd statistics with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon Managed Service for Grafana

Monitoring systems are essential for a resilient solution. A popular tool to monitor Linux-based physical or virtual machines is collectd – a daemon to collect system and application performance metrics periodically. However, collectd doesn’t provide long-term storage for metrics, rich querying, visualization, or an alerting solution. The Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus is a serverless […]

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AWS offerings available to support your cloud migration

With over a million active customers, AWS has experience helping organizations of all sizes migrate workloads to the cloud. A common theme is that selecting the right tools is crucial for reducing risk and enabling a reliable migration. In this blog post, I will select some of the most popular AWS migration tools and outline […]

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Introducing Amazon EKS Observability Accelerator

Observability is critical for any application and understanding system behavior and performance. It takes time and effort to detect and remediate performance slowdowns or disruptions. Customers often spend much time writing configuration files and work quite to achieve end-to-end monitoring for applications. Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools, such as AWS CloudFormation, Terraform, and Ansible, reduce manual efforts by […]

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Introducing vended metrics for Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Today, I’m happy to announce that Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus now vends usage metrics to Amazon CloudWatch. These metrics can be used to help you gain better visibility into your Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus workspace. Let’s dive in to see how you could use these new Prometheus usage metrics in CloudWatch. I‘ve set […]

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Using AWS AppConfig Feature Flags

AWS recently launched AWS AppConfig Feature Flags. Feature flagging is a powerful tool that allows engineers to safely push out new features to customers, but doing so in a measured and usually gradual way. In this blog post, you will learn about what feature flags are, what are the benefits to using them, and what […]

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Enforce best practices in AWS Systems Manager documents leveraging CFN Guard

Many of us use AWS Systems Manager (SSM) documents to help automate various tasks. As we author documents and move them toward deployment, we’ll likely enforce certain standards and best practices. The AWS CloudFormation team released a general-purpose tool called AWS CloudFormation Guard that we can use to help enforce these best practices. In this […]

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Gaining more control over Multi-Regional AWS CloudFormation deployments

Routinely deploying resources to multiple regions is increasingly normal for situations like Disaster Recovery (DR), regulatory and compliance, and end-user latency requirements. Keeping multiple environments in sync is challenging and drives Infrastructure as Code (IaC) adoption through services like AWS CloudFormation. This post demonstrates a generic design pattern for orchestrating multi-Regional deployments when you need […]

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Integrate Amazon CloudWatch metrics with ServiceNow using Amazon Managed Grafana

ServiceNow ITSM is a cloud-based platform designed to improve IT services, increase user satisfaction, and boost IT flexibility and agility. With ServiceNow IT Service Management, you can consolidate your legacy on-premise systems and IT tools into our single data model to transform the service experience, automate workflows, gain real-time visibility, and improve IT productivity. Amazon […]

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Manage AWS resources in your Slack channels with AWS Chatbot

**This post was written while the feature to manage AWS resources in Slack channels was in public preview. This feature is now generally available. The information contained within this post is still relevant and helpful.** DevOps and engineering teams are increasingly moving their operations, system management, and CI/CD workflows to chat applications to streamline activities […]

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