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Category: Monitoring and observability

How to monitor AWS WAF logging centrally using Amazon Managed Grafana

It is important for cloud security operations teams to maintain a high level of cloud security and detect and respond to malicious web activity in near real-time. AWS WAF helps protect web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources. However, as your cloud environment scales with […]

Unlocking Insights: Turning Application Logs into Actionable Metrics

Modern software development teams understand the importance of observability as a critical aspect of building reliable and resilient applications. By implementing observability practices, software teams can proactively identify issues, uncover performance bottlenecks, and enhance system reliability. However, it is a fairly recent trend and still lacks industry-wide adoption. As organizations standardize on containers, they often […]

Announcing Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights for Amazon EKS Windows Workloads Monitoring

Monitoring containerized applications requires precision and efficiency. As your applications scale, collecting and summarizing application and infrastructure metrics from your applications can be challenging. One way to handle this challenge is using Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights which is a single-click native monitoring tool provided by AWS. Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights helps customers collect, aggregate, and summarize […]

Real User Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch RUM and Amazon Managed Grafana

Real User Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch RUM and Amazon Managed Grafana

In today’s fast-paced digital world, users expect fast and reliable web experiences. Slow-loading pages, errors, and other performance issues can lead to lower engagement and conversion rates, ultimately hurting a business’s bottom line. That’s where Real User Monitoring (RUM) comes in. Real User Monitoring (RUM) is a crucial aspect of modern web application development, allowing developers and […]

VTEX scales to 150 million metrics using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

VTEX scales to 150 million metrics using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

VTEX is a multi-tenant platform with a distributed engineering operation. Observing hundreds of services in real time in an efficient manner is a technical challenge for the business. In this blog, we will show how VTEX created a resilient open source-based architecture aligned with a sharding strategy, using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP) to […]

Automating Amazon EC2 Instances Monitoring with Prometheus EC2 Service Discovery and AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

Traditionally, scraping application Prometheus metrics required manual updates to a configuration file, posing challenges in dynamic AWS environments where Amazon EC2 instances are frequently created or terminated. This not only proves time consuming but also introduces the risk of configuration errors, lacking the agility necessary in dynamic environments. In this blog post, we will demonstrate […]

Monitor your AWS resources on your mobile device with AWS Console Mobile Application

AWS customers are increasingly relying on AWS User Notifications to monitor and get real-time notifications about the AWS resources that are most important to them. The AWS Console Mobile Application can be configured as a notification delivery channel, where users can monitor AWS resources, get detailed resource notifications, diagnose issues, and take remedial actions, from […]

Accelerate troubleshooting with structured logs in Amazon CloudWatch

Accelerate troubleshooting with structured logs in Amazon CloudWatch

Troubleshooting often involves complex analysis across fragmented telemetry data. While alarms on metrics can signal high-level deviations, deeper context often resides in other areas such as log messages, which help uncover the root cause. This disjointed approach not only consumes time and effort, but also inflates telemetry costs. In this post, we’ll showcase how structured […]

Title of blog: Monitoring Windows services with Amazon CloudWatch

Monitoring Windows services with Amazon CloudWatch

If you run Windows workloads on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), monitoring the health and performance of your Windows Services is essential for reliable systems administration. It’s not just about ensuring uptime; it’s about having a pulse on your system’s health and performance. With a variety of services operating in the background, each playing […]

How Unitary achieved automatic metric collection with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus collector

This post was co-authored with Nicolas Fournier, Platform Engineer at Unitary. Every day, over 80 years’ worth of video content is uploaded online. Some of this content can also be harmful. Unitary knows that human moderators are the current gold standard for moderation, but this manual approach does not scale. While automated systems can scale, […]