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Category: Amazon Managed Grafana

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What’s new in AWS Observability at re:Invent 2022

Kick off your AWS re:Invent 2022 week with a round-up of the AWS Observability launches across Amazon CloudWatch, AWS X-Ray, Amazon Managed Grafana, and Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus. From understanding impact of internet issues on your application performance and availability with CloudWatch, to VPC support and Prometheus alerting in Managed Grafana, read on to […]

Announcing Prometheus Alertmanager rules in Amazon Managed Grafana

Today, we are announcing Amazon Managed Grafana’s new alerting feature that allows customers to gain visibility into their Prometheus Alertmanager alerts from their Grafana workspace. Customers can continue to use classic Grafana Alerting in their Amazon Managed Grafana workspaces if that experience better fits their needs. Customers using the Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus workspaces to […]

Announcing Private VPC data source support for Amazon Managed Grafana

Today, we are announcing Amazon Managed Grafana support for connecting to data sources inside an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). Customers using Amazon Managed Grafana have been asking for support to connect to data sources that reside in an Amazon VPC and are not publicly accessible. Data in Amazon OpenSearch Service clusters, Amazon RDS instances, self-hosted […]

Enhance Operational Insight by Converting the Output of any AWS SDK Commands to Prometheus Metrics

Have you ever wished you had the output of an AWS Command to enrich your dashboards or alerts? The AWS control plane contains a rich set of information that can be operationally insightful! Recently I encountered a customer running multiple Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) clusters in an IP constrained environment. When a subnet […]

Monitoring Windows desktops on Amazon Workspaces using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Amazon Managed Grafana

Many Organizations leverage Amazon Workspaces as a virtual cloud-based Windows desktop as a solution (DAAS) to replace their existing traditional desktop solution to shift the cost and effort of maintaining laptops and desktops to a cloud pay-as-you-go model. Customers using Amazon Workspaces would need the support of managed services to monitor their workspaces environment operations. […]

Visualize data on Snowflake usage and credits using Amazon Managed Grafana

In August 2021, AWS announced Amazon Managed Grafana as generally available (GA), a fully-managed service that’s developed together with Grafana Labs and based on open source Grafana. Enhanced with enterprise capabilities, Amazon Managed Grafana makes it easier to visualize and analyze operational data at scale. Amazon Managed Grafana is a fully-managed and secure data visualization service that […]

Fine-grained access control in Amazon Managed Grafana using Grafana Teams

Every customer who uses Amazon Managed Grafana as part of their observability or data visualization service has multiple business units or divisions to serve. Users from these business units or divisions must access Amazon Managed Grafana and manage or view their own resources, such as data sources, dashboards, and alerts. Additionally, IT administrators must manage […]

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Flight Controller by Contino – A Solution built on AWS Control Tower

Today AWS customers are rapidly adopting the cloud and at a massive scale. To support this demand, customers must build a strong foundation based on AWS well-architected best practices. A well-architected landing zone is a key construct that lets you vend accounts, provision access, setup security guardrails, and build CI/CD pipelines. However, at scale, implicit […]

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 […]

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 […]